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  • SELF-ISOLATION SANITY #2

THE RHUBARB WAY OF BRIGHTENING YOUR DAY

Week two, we are coming for you.

Here is our weekly dose of sanity with favourite moments, links, tips and read. Scroll down to view our top pick-me-ups right now…

READ

These week’s reading list has a foodie theme from an autobiography of cooking and heartbreak to a must-have cookbook…

Heartburn – Nora Ephron: Is it possible to write a side-splitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage? If the writer is Nora Ephron, the answer is a resounding yes. This autobiographical novel from the creator of Sleepless in Seattle reminds us that comedy depends on anguish as surely as a proper gravy depends on flour and butter. 

The Dishoom cookbook: Yotam Ottolenghi describes this beautiful cookbook as a ‘A love letter to Bombay told through food and stories’. If like us you are dreaming of dining out at Dishoom again, then try this Sunday Times Bestseller Cookbook for breakfast, through to lunch, dinner and nightcaps. 

MOVE & COOK

Breathe, move and relax. Make the most of your one venture outside per day with some of our favourite workouts or create a pop-up gym indoors. This is the team’s top free workouts for you to try this week:

For Daily BARRE classes from the trainers at PSCYCLE IGTV, click HERE.

Or if at-home boxing classes is more your vibe, choose: JAB LIVE WORKOUTS.

If a more calming, mindful approach to exercise is the one for you, try Issy Scobie’s daily yoga sessions HERE.

 

COOK

This week we are recommending our homemade pasta recipe from only 4 store cupboard ingredients. We like this best with a simple sauce of olive oil, tomatoes, capers and lots of Parmesan.

Please check out our instagram stories throughout week for more at-home makes from Sarah Hammond (event guru), Dane Shelton (Head development chef) and Diego Cardoso (culinary Director).

RECIPE: 4 ingredient homemade pasta

INGREDIENTS

6 eggs

600g flour

2 tbsp olive oil

pinch of salt

METHOD

  1. Mix flour and salt
  2. Mix eggs and olive oil
  3. Flour on bench and make a well in the centre 
  4. Add egg mix in centre and work with your fingers incorporating the flour
  5. Knead until you have a dough (it will be a slightly sticky job!)
  6. Let rest in fridge for 1 hour wrapped
  7. Take the dough out of fridge and stretch the dough out with a rolling pin, folding a few times
  8. Roll to 1p coin thickness
  9. Cut into tagliatelle shape
  10. Cook in boiling salted water

CLICK

Make the most of your screen time with the links we love. These are the nuggets of aimless fun which have been brightening up our days. Click below to few some of our favourites…

How to learn anything in 5 minutes.

Which movie chef makes the best food?

This Instagram account of grandmas making pasta feels important.

Can you guess the Harry Potter book from a single line?

Simple strategies for breaking your phone addiction.

For everyone who’s ever wondered what F1-F12 keyboard keys do.

LISTEN

This week’s top podcast picks cover success in failure, family food moments and being human!

Elizabeth Day’s How to Fail: https://podcasts.apple.com/tr/podcast/how-to-fail-with-elizabeth-day/id1407451189

Jessie Ware’s Table Manners: https://podcasts.apple.com/qa/podcast/table-manners-with-jessie-ware/id1305228910

Brene Brown’s Unlocking Us: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/unlocking-us-with-brené-brown/id1494350511

CREATE

Gin-loving Head of Creative JR, is sharing his gin & tonic garnishing tips from home. Glass, ice, gin, tonic, herbs and garnish at the ready…

G&T TIME

LISTEN UP

This week we are recommending the ‘Isolation Station’ mix from ALR Music. The station which promises to brighten your working from home mood on a weekly basis. Zone in or zone out…

ISOLATION STATION BY ALR MUSIC

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