Monthly Archives: March 2014

Double Chocolate Pretzel Cookies

I’m obsessed with the concept of sweet and salty mixed together, particularly with pretzels.  I could eat chocolate covered pretzels all day every day.  But for some reason, around Christmas, there were loads of variety of chocolate covered pretzels in shops.  So I picked up a more unusual type – a white chocolate mint covered […]

Things I’m Looking Forward to this Spring

Look, I am shallow – give me a pretty bundt pan and all is right with the world.  But I’m particularly excited because there are a lot of cool things I’m very excited for this season – not to mention the sunshine! I have to start with two things that are not food related. Yep, […]

Keepers and Shrimp with Green Curry

In these days of increasing discount booksellers and online retailers, local community bookshops are more rebranding themselves as local community centres.  The local bookshop near my parents, The Hockessin Book Shelf, has been great, regularly organising author talks and book clubs.  So I was very excited when I was visiting to be able to attend […]

Spring Oreo-stuffed Shortbread

March is supposed to be in like a lion and out like a lamb, right?  Well, we’re halfway through March here and I can’t seem to get to the lamb bit yet – the weather hasn’t seemed to make up its mind and keeps alternating between what passes for an English summer and horrible, depressing […]

St. Patrick’s Day and Great Irish Blogs

Since in most of the world, St. Patrick’s Day is an excuse for distant members of the Irish diaspora and expats to go out drinking (London is not exception), Monday night is not ideal and most people have already been celebrating it for a couple days.  Beardy Fiance is likely going out with his office-mates […]

The Monuments Men and Chocolate Madeleines

For better or worse, George Clooney has a fascination with sharing lesser-remembered parts of history.  Previous movies that he’s written and directed include Good Night and Good Luck (about famed news anchor Edward R. Murrow’s run in with Senator McCarthy) and Leatherheads (about the origins of professional football), all using the same formula of trying […]

One Pot Wonders and Spaghetti Alle Vongole Bianco

The weather is looking like it’s finally starting to turn this week, but I admit, we have been relying on our slow cooker for soups, rice dishes and stews quite a bit this winter.  There’s nothing nicer than coming home to a lovely, cooked dinner and taking the work away from you when you get […]