I remember back in the early noughties when I headed off to uni, a bright-eyed 18-year-old full of wonder and with the very best of my mum’s kitchen liberally borrowed. I still have the wooden spoon and stir-fry paddle I selected, so worn from use that the handles are shiny and smooth under my now-practised … Continue reading Budgetary Requirements: Creamy Chickpeas
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
One of the joys of travelling is the chance to see how a city apart from your own expresses it's personality, how people interact with the space and how blimmin gorgeous they can make it. Perth is a really unusual city in that it actively encourages street art and there isn't a lot of what … Continue reading Lewishambles On Tour: Street Art in Perth – a photoessay
It's a funny thing, nostalgia. No sooner had I finally made the Pineapple Upside-Down Cake of Dreams, I had the urge to switch it up, change it around, play with it and make it even better. I actually came up with this idea a little while ago, but haven't had the time to blog it … Continue reading PUDC Take II: Pineapple Evolution Cake
Not having a garden of my own, I am nevertheless one of those people whose ears prick up at the first mention of a seasonal glut. I am proudly one of nature's scavengers, and will gladly relieve friends, family and colleagues of any and all excess veg, fruit and other that needs getting rid of. … Continue reading Stuck in a Glut: Runner Bean and Marrow Chutney
It's not often I go to town on a cake - generally I'm more of the school of thought which says "it tastes lovely - never mind about the weird lumpy bit". However, once in a while I like to push the boat out, and Momma Lewishambles' birthday is a good cause for this. The … Continue reading Gateaux-my-goodness: Coffee Caramel Cake
You think you know satay? You don't know shit. That's Momma Lewishambles' approach to satay, though of course she'd never be so coarse as to swear at you. She'd simply raise her eyebrows and say "oh that's interesting" before mentally noting that you're a pervert who uses peanut butter in a satay sauce instead of … Continue reading Recipe: Real Satay Sauce. Not for Wimps!