Any one else who reads this who has a two year old (or, just, children under about 10, I imagine) won’t be surprised to hear that I often watch the Bake Off on catch up. Continue reading
Every so often someone in my household decides to do something really stupid. Continue reading
This is rather more serious than most of the waffle I usually post on here, but as I think about the front pages of tomorrow’s papers, and thank goodness that my little boy is safely tucked up in his bed this evening, I felt I had to do SOMETHING, however ineffectual it may turn out to be.
So with that in mind, here’s my letter to my MP, the rather brilliant Heidi Alexander. She is actually making her presence felt on this matter already, but I really wanted to encourage her to continue, to hopefully show her that she has the support of at least some of her constituents.
As I contemplate this week’s Bake Off challenge, one nagging doubt keeps plaguing me, over and over. Continue reading
Seriously. The house buying process here in the UK. Well, more specifically, in England. It sucks, doesn’t it!? Continue reading
In case you missed it, this week’s technical challenge is a biscuitty delight of puff pastry, sugar and cinnamon called an ‘Arlette’. For patisserie fans, it’s a slightly differently shaped palmier biscuit (it’s rolled in one swirl – rather than two that meet in the middle – and each one is then rolled very thin) with added cinnamon. Continue reading
There are some things that life is too short for. Stuffing mushrooms is one, of course. Chopping cherry tomatoes. Ironing socks. And pants. And tea towels. And, well, most things really. But if making your own pesto is on your ‘too short’ list then I’m here to urge you to reconsider. Continue reading