Flicking through The Hummingbird Bakery: Cake Days book I was transported back to school days. These biscuitty, jammy, coconutty, yummy things kept me going through many a maths lesson when I was at school and I was desperate to make some and see if I could re-enact days gone by. Judging by the fact I [...]
I don’t often do reviews and this is not sponsored or anything like that, but I wanted to write about Lisa Faulkner’s new recipe book ‘Recipes from my Mother for my Daughter“ Lisa Faulkner is a model/actress and recently(ish) won Celebrity Masterchef. It was during this series that I thought how nice she was and [...]
It is with much giggling I must tell you about the Power of Nigella! Last week, circa Shrove Tuesday, I replied to a Nigella tweet, extolling the virtues of her pancakes. Nigella retweeted this (gawd bless her). My humble blog only averages about 20 hits a day. After that retweet, in 24 hours, I had [...]
Yesterday was my birthday and I got a fabulous Imperia pasta machine and also the Julia Child cookery Bible ‘Mastering the Art of French Cooking’. It was to this I turned for poached egg advice. Ah, Julia! She came up trumps! Following her instructions to the tbsp my results were much improved, in fact Husband [...]
Empty Bowls. Like what my pasta was.
I don’t know what possessed me to try and cook poached eggs for breakfast. Well, I do. It was the Waitrose magazine coaxing me into trying one of those cheffy, swirly poached eggs that look so elegant. Mine looked like this. And this was my second attempt. I did actually eat the first one, but [...]
What is it about packed lunches that make me want to shut my head in the fridge? At school they were a treat saved for school trips. The trepidation I felt as I peeked inside my tuppaware box to see what my mother had rustled up, was second to none. It was never anything to write [...]