Chocolate Banana Cookies 1

Time for my summer cleaning.  Now, summer cleaning in my flat isn’t quite like most people’s.  I love looking at photos of bloggers’ kitchens and pantries, which all seem to be beautifully organised and to be custom-prepared for baking projects.  That’s definitely not true of my kitchen at all.  London is one of the most […]


It was an absolutely beautiful Sunday in London – the kind of day where you just want to stroll in the sun.  The last thing I feel like doing on a hot day is spending time in the kitchen (but if someone could just make a fresh pitcher of lemonade and a platter of fried […]

Muy Bueno bunuelos

One of the things I’ve noticed about the World Cup is that this year, it’s really brought into question people’s views on immigration – and for some reason, the American team in particular seems to be a lightening rod.  “I mean,” one work colleague said to me, “they’re all born in Germany or Norway, so […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies 1

It’s a dreary, rainy day in London – particularly sandwiched as it is between some absolutely beautiful sunny days last week as well as the delectable forecast for next week.  I’m spending the afternoon planning my holidays for the rest of the year.  I realise how incredibly posh that sounds – “oh, yes, daaahling, I […]

Beignets 1

Actor and director Jon Favreau has not been quiet about describing his new film Chef as having a strong relationship to his own life – starting as an indie director in such classics as Swingers and eventually becoming involved in big budget productions, most famously the Iron Man series.  Favreau has mentioned in interviews that […]

Haute dog whole wheat buns

“Why would you devote a whole cookbook to hot dogs?” Beardy Fiance asked, the first time I told him about Russell van Kraayenburg’s new cookbook, Haute Dogs.  Once he had a look at the cookbook, though, he understood.  Van Kraayenburg makes no secret of his hot dog obsession – he has enjoyed at least one […]

Party Cake Cookies 1

It’s starting to feel like an actual summer in London – sweltering days, the feel of sun on your legs, constant cravings for cool ice cream.  It feels like the summers I had growing up – I can’t shake the “last day of school” feeling this time of year brings. I’m starting to try out […]


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