Category bakings

Seedy Wholewheat Rolls

So yesterday was #GBBO day, and again my friend Brian came round to join us in watching it. Last week we ate Velveeta (not good, just really not good) and cake (delicious), and this week he decided that we should make Sloppy Joes. I did a quick search online and found some totally delicious sounding […]

Chocolate and Cherry (Madeira) Cake

Last night saw the return of the Great British Bake Off! Hurrah! Double Entendre Bingo, Mel and Sue stealing ingredients, and lots and lots of eating! We celebrated in our house by watching it along with some cake, it was cake week after all, and also eating what Brian promised was going to be a […]

Book Review: Einkorn by Carla Bartolucci

I thought this book might me a bit of a gimmick. An entire book based on one type of flour? Seriously? After reading the introduction, and hearing the author’s story of how she came to embrace using this grain, I can’t entirely discount it. I am lucky in that, as far as I am aware, […]

Book Review: My New Roots by Sarah Britton

I have a fairly large, and getting bigger,¬†collection of books dedicated to natural and vegetarian cooking. Before selecting this book, I did a bit of research into what it would add to my library: Sarah Britton is the lady behind¬†My New Roots, a blog, recipe site, and now book dedicated to what she calls “all-inclusive” […]

Book Review: Bread and Butter by Erin McKenna

A few weeks ago we went to Florida with some friends. On our last day we had run out of regular bread, so had to eat some of my friend’s Gluten Free bread. I now feel the pain of Gluten Free bread. It is a tragic thing. So for my next book to review I […]

Beach Brian.

May was such a crazy month! We took a trip back home to the UK for a week at the beginning for one of my best friend’s weddings, then crazy busy work with drama drama drama all over the place… then another week off for a surprise (to me) trip to Florida to (among other […]

Book Review: Fika by Anna Brones and Johanna Kindvall

Until I moved to the US, most of my exposure to Swedish food came from IKEA, much like I imagine it does for most people. But our relocation agent that helped us find a place to live and do battle with Social Security and the DMV is Swedish, and invited us round to her house […]

You can’t have a party without Party Rings.

This afternoon I had a little baking session. This little baking and decorating session was inspired by a quick little cross stitch project I completed this week. This was from the June 2013 issue of CrossStitcher Magazine, bookmarked (literally) for (2) years and not yet tackled! On our recent trip home for a wedding we […]

Book Review: Cookie Love by Mindy Segal

I must have at least 50 (ok ok…. maybe more like 100) baking books on my bookshelves, but somehow I always feel like I need more. For my latest selection from Blogging for Books I decided to go for this one: I do love a cookie. Or as I would call them, a “biscuit”, because […]

Fiery Cinder Toffee (with Chocolate and Ginger Cupcakes)

Today I contemplated the purchase of some sparklers. A little bit of low key fireworks to celebrate the 5th. However, the only place in Santa Clara County that you can buy fireworks is in Gilroy….. So I decided to do a bit of alternative celebration by making some delicious cinder toffee. Fiery Cinder Toffee Recipe […]