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

“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 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…