Whole Orange “Sunday” Cake

Moving to Hamburg has been a revelation in all kinds of ways - with one of the biggest shocks being the “Sunday Rules” which see all supermarkets, shops and most commercial activities closed, as well as a ban on loud noises in most blocks of flats - nixing normal Sunday activities like hoovering, DIY, washing … Continue reading Whole Orange “Sunday” Cake

Double Chocolate Almond Cookies to soothe a broken heart

Some of my favourite things in life:  Nutty chocolate Rubbing my face on my cat’s soft fur The Walker Brothers' pop masterpiece “make it easy on yourself”  Because breaking up IS hard to do and it’s even harder when it’s your country breaking up with Europe, I’ve been listening to a lot of sad pop … Continue reading Double Chocolate Almond Cookies to soothe a broken heart

Feasting: Tahini-Orange Pistachio Cake

Everybody has one. You have one, even if you're not admitting it. Hiding in your cupboard, lurking in the fridge. It's the "shame jar". The ingredient you purchase thinking "yes, I absolutely will make this obscure/easily bought pre-prepared/used in teeny-tiny quantities recipe enough times to justify this purchase." In my case, it's usually a result … Continue reading Feasting: Tahini-Orange Pistachio Cake

“Just being is fun”: making Katharine Hepburn’s brownies

I love me a bit of Katharine Hepburn. There's that poise, the determination, the total give-no-fucks ambition that defined her as an actress and meant she lived her life on her own, fabulous terms. Also she was basically both my fantasy girlcrush in the Bringing Up Baby and my fantasy Nana in On Golden Pond. … Continue reading “Just being is fun”: making Katharine Hepburn’s brownies