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
So, in an effort to become slightly less garbage in our eating habits, the Lovely One and I have caved and decided to get a weekly veg box. This is peak #middleclasswanker so apologies in advance, but good lord it really has been a bloody godsend. I was at that point where I thought I … Continue reading Back to the 90s: Mango Salsa
Things which I am told which I am not sure are true: "If you shave it, the hair grows back thicker" "Don't go swimming for two hours after eating or you'll get CRAMPS AND DROWN." "If you swallow gum, it will stay in your tummy for seven years." "Ground cardamom's a waste of time. Never … Continue reading The Spice Trail: Chocolate Walnut Cardamom Cookies
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…
It is a truth universally acknowledged that "It is a truth universally acknowledged" is one of the best starting lines in literature (Pride and Prejudice, people). It consequently is one of the most stolen and over-used. So I make apologies for noting that my use of it in this context is hackneyed, trite and boring. … Continue reading Emergency Dinner Party: Shakshouka Tart
No, it's not a spelling error. For my good friend's birthday I was invited to join him on a mini brewery tour of the delectable Maltby Street Market, home of the Kernel Brewery, Southwark Brewing Co, Brew by Numbers and the Bottle Shop. So when considering what cake to bring along, naturally my thoughts turned … Continue reading Dubbel Chocolate Cake
It was while rattling up and down to work a few weeks ago that I started dreaming about a nice cup of tea and a classic fruity tealoaf. You know, the sort your nan kept in a tin and pulled out every so often while you were both sat in front of the snooker while … Continue reading A nice cup of tea and a sit down. And cake, obvs.