Vanilla Bark 1

Apparently bark is not a thing in Ireland.  When I made the ice cream bark a couple weeks ago, Beardy Fiance was shocked and delighted that such a thing existed and immediately demanded more.  So I racked my brain as to how I could put a slightly different twist on things.  All I could think […]


I have travelled throughout London to attend pop ups and annoyingly, they all seem to be in east London.  Darn you, trendy people who are off enjoying your coolness in the most hipster part of London.  I, of course, live in the less trendy, more family oriented part of London filled with red brick houses […]

Pink Heart Cake 1

As anyone who has ever gone through a cake decorating class knows well, it’s not enough to be able to whip up delicious cakes if there’s nothing particularly exciting about how they look.  But I love the idea of a cake which looks ordinary on the outside and once open, has a sweet surprise.  This […]

Ice Cream Bark 1

According to conventional wisdom, it’s starting to be a bit cold for ice cream (myself and Beardy Fiance will probably be drinking some pumpkin spice lattes on our way to visit the British Museum today.)  While I never find it too cold, I accept that other people would probably give me a bit of a […]


As a food lover, it’s pretty exciting to see that food movies are becoming more and more of a thing.  The latest contribution is The Hundred-Foot Journey, directed by Lasse Hallstrom, whose previous food-related films include Chocolat.  The Hundred-Foot Journey follows young refugee Hassan (Manish Dayal) whose family has fled from the politically-motivated destruction of […]

Turtle Cheesecake

Apparently, Britain has rediscovered baking.  From the home baking inspired by the Great British Bake Off to Britain’s Best Bakery, which highlights the variety of bakeries in Britain, it’s cool these days!  I’ve always loved seeing the variety of British food traditions – everything from classic Battenberg cakes to Greek-inspired bakes and artisan bread bakeries.  […]

Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Cupcakes 1

By two totally objective measures, autumn has arrived.  The first is that the neighbourhood school is now back in session.  I was definitely a bit sad to have our peace and quiet from the local school ended after the break, but it feels like those dreamy, loose unplanned summer days are ending.  Which is sad, […]


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