It's been a time of miracles in the Lewishambles household, and much change. Housemate has hit the road and is now safely settled in her lovely new flat in Streatham and suddenly I have to take two busses to get a decent cuppa round here. We're also finally looking at doing up the kitchen and … Continue reading A cake to celebrate: Schokolade Kirsche-Wolke-Kuchen (Chocolate Cherry-Cloud Cake)
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…
What comes to mind when I say "Alicante"? Straw donkeys, strange sticky bottle of green booze left over from a long-forgotten hen weekend? The dubious delights of Benidorm, perhaps? Forget Benidorm. We were invited to the heart of the Valencian Community, the heartland which includes the Costa Blanca, but also stunning mountain ranges, wild cliffs, … Continue reading Spanish Steps
So I fell off the blogging wagon, big style… My defence is fairly weak, because when you’re laying up in hotel rooms frankly you should have something better to do than stare listlessly at Netflix churning on your iPad while you lay in a too-small bath in clouds of foam. That said, staring listlessly at … Continue reading Reboot… again
A photoessay from my most recent visit.
It's been a while - and basically my only excuse is that I've been busy. Which is so teenage, right? "LEAVE ME ALONE I'M BUSY OKAY?" and the like - I haven't thrown a strop like that in quite some time. My newish job now takes me all over the place, and I've been mainly … Continue reading Northern Lights
Ah, Durian. "King of Fruits", bringer of funk, super-scary crazy fruit. At once creamy, smelly, sweet, delicious and gross all in one. Durian is to Malaysia what Tea is to Brits, or what BBQ is to the Deep South - it goes beyond foodstuff and into the backbone of culture. "So what's it like, Lewishambles?" … Continue reading Doing the Durian