Birthday treats – the Iced VoVo Torte

How do you celebrate the best damn husband in all the world? Try and ruin him by making him diabetic, naturally! The inspiration Readers will know that my Lovely One has the sweetest tooth in god’s creation. He will quite happily destroy a tub of Haribos in under 15 minutes and considers serving suggestions a … Continue reading Birthday treats – the Iced VoVo Torte

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Food trends for 2018 – the Lewishambles review

HOLA CHUMS. It’s the end of the year which means a few things. You’re gonna get hench, get new clothes, gonna wash that man right outta your hair (unless you married him in 2017 in which case he’s probably lovely), you’re gonna eat better, smarter, harder, faster etc etc. BUT WAIT, WHAT’S THIS?! Is it … Continue reading Food trends for 2018 – the Lewishambles review

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

Cooking the Books: “Frulingsbrot”

Proper German baking is something I've I've aspired to achieve ever since I first set foot in Berlin about 8 years ago. English bakeries have something slightly down-at-heel, something slightly tatty and sad. I remember huge plastic-fronted counters, usually poorly-lit, with rows and rows of brightly-coloured biscuits, chocolate-covered eclairs and always, always some garish-red glacé … Continue reading Cooking the Books: “Frulingsbrot”

Cooking lessons with Chef Anthony: my Kenyan souvenir recipes…

Oh, hey y'all. Did I mention I went to Kenya recently? I went out to assist our pal Laura in running her fourth medical camp with her wonderful charity Patchworking Against Poverty which helps provide front-line treatment to patients in southwestern Kenya. It was a truly humbling and wonderful experience and I got to see … Continue reading Cooking lessons with Chef Anthony: my Kenyan souvenir recipes…