Cakes What I Have Made

This is not a post about how to make cakes good, like what I do*. This is a post about cakes gone by, whose fluffy centres and creamy outsides have long since forged a path through the digestive tracts of my friends and family. Which, when I read it back, sounds kind of gross –…

Gettin’ Hitched

Hello all! Unless we are alien to one another on any and all social media platforms, you will know that I got super married recently — it was kind of a big deal. Rings were exchanged; a fancy picnic was consumed; one of my relatives inevitably caused themselves an injury on the bouncy castle*. What a…

When will I cook again?

Perhaps never! Who knows? Actually, I know; it’s not never, but it might not be until later this week. I’ve been a little busy… BUYING A FREAKING HOUSE. The dream is a reality, friends! As you can imagine, I’ve been dining mainly on takeaway and things I can grab from the local Co-Op — not…

Sometimes… things don’t go as planned

Last week I took it upon myself to try and make Butternut Mac & Cheese, in a vain and ultimately disastrous attempt to make the classically grease-laden dish healthy. Why? Because I wanted pasta and cheese sauce something fierce, but unfortunately my wedding dress doesn’t quite zip all the way up yet — and also because my…

I fear the spring may take me…

Here is a comprehensive list of things I have eaten in the last 36 hours: 1.5 bananas 1 piece of toast with spread 3 pieces of toast (crusts cut off) with a scraping of Philadelphia light 11 Tuc biscuits a handful of Maltesers red grapes 1/3 portion of oven fries (only the really crispy bits)…

Top Ten Cheats, Money-Savers & Shortcuts

Do you like having an easy life? I sure do! I used to think that cooking something tasty (especially for other people) meant that I had to pull out all the stops; I had to buy the finest veal and serve it cooked sous-vide on a bed of salad leaves plucked from my very own…

Birthday Blog (& French-Style Lentils with Halloumi)

HELLO IT IS MY BIRTHDAY. Yes, I have successfully aged an entire year in the space of a day; yesterday I was a year younger, and Science will attest to this. Streamers, balloons and party poppers are all welcome in my home for this ONE DAY, so use that knowledge wisely. Please use the front…

Taking a (cake) stand

My mum, god bless her five-foot-nothing existence, is super terrible at accepting gifts. If she could find a way to ensure that nobody got her presents on her birthday, let alone on Mother’s Day, she’d do it. Fortunately, we never let her get away with it. Open these presents. Drink this prosecco. Look at these flowers,…

Let’s talk about beans

I have a lot of opinions about beans, and today you’re going to hear about them. Sit down, have a cup of something hot and strong, and hold onto your trousers; we’re talking about beans. The Beast From the East. Storm Emma. The last few days have been an absolute whirlwind for those of us…