Cinnamon Roll Poundcake

I am now deeply regretting that I was not familiar with Jocelyn Delk Adams’ blog, Grandbaby Cakes.  It’s an incredibly indulgent cake about the recipes handed down from her grandmother.  While my grandmother is from Western North Carolina rather than Asheville, it’s definitely reminiscent of the cake recipes which have been passed down from my […]


I want to talk about being perfect.  Not because I’m an expert (hah!), but because I am really, really bad at not perpetually trying to be perfect.  I want to have everything all at once – be studying, be working, be well read, be in shape, be making healthy food from scratch, see my friends […]

Black and blue

“Why on earth did you move to London?”  I get asked a lot.  “America is so exciting, so exotic, and London is so boring!” Right.  Well, since most of those people’s comparison for what life in America is like is what they saw on The OC, Disney World or the one time they took a […]


My favourite new cookbooks are always those by bloggers I follow.  It’s for pretty straightforward reasons – I know I love their recipes and if I always look forward to seeing a new blog post, a book’s worth of new recipes is definitely going to brighten up my day.  I always loved Toni’s relatable posts […]

Chocolate Layer Cake 1

My favorite grocery store has to be our local Tesco Extra.  In addition to having everything from air mattresses to Star Wars lunchboxes (want) to an assortment of cookbooks, there is one shelf in the store that I love.  It contains an incredibly broad assortment of spreads, jams, honeys and baking spreads.  There’s even a […]


When I got married a month ago, I couldn’t have pulled off my wedding without frantic DIY from my amazing bridesmaid team.  They’re such good friends and they were totally dedicated to making the wedding beautiful.  When I noticed spelling errors in some of my place cards, my friend Eleanor tediously wrote out all new […]

Chocolate Cookiemuffs

I have always been a fan of the Meringue Girls (I loved their first cookbook) – so I was excited to see that they’d branched out from meringues into other sweet treats – so that I can make their delicious treats without ending up with all of the leftover egg yolks in the fridge.  The […]


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