Category bakings

Chocolate Hazelnut Shortbread

I don’t really like nuts. It’s something that makes people who like nuts go: “Have you even tried them? When was the last time you tried some? You can’t dislike all nuts” Well, I like the taste of Almond, and like ground almonds in stuff, but if I were to eat an Almond, I would […]

Cheesey Cauliflower and Pasta Pie…. with an optional little “Slap”

It’s been a while, but I thought I would take a brief break from the sewing posts, and do a little experimental cooking. A friend of mine swears by a little bit of Slap Ya Mama to add a little spicy kick to everything. I saw some the other day, so decided to buy some […]

Exciting book news, an interview with Miss South, and some (almost) Trinidadian Banana Bread.

Nope, not mine, but a new recipe book I was involved in testing a couple of recipes for way back when, is now finally out in print! (Or actually, was out in print on the 22nd May, but I had to wait for mine to cross oceans and continents to get to me 🙂 ) […]

Baking for guests: Gluten-Free Banana (and Chocolate Chip) Cake.

This weekend I had the last of our visitors for a while, two of our awesome friends from Bristol, one of whom I used to work with, and who we had a reciprocal cat-sitting arrangement with. I think they were just as excited (if not more so) to see our cats as they were to […]

Cherries and Cherry and Almond Pie

Each time we drive to Tahoe, we go past all these fruit stands by the side of the road. The benefits of living in Northern California I guess! GIVE ME TASTY FRUIT! Anyhow, this time around on the way back we actually stopped off and bought some stuff from the Dixon Fruit Market. Oh. My. […]

Apricot and Ginger Upside-down Cake

I am a collector. A collector of souvenirs. Some of my souvenirs are small, like fridge magnets and those little snowglobes, but I also collect recipe books. A whole load of recipe books. I have the more practical recipe books, like my beloved Delia, but my souvenir books tend to be a little on the […]

Chickpea and Spinach Pie

My old job was located right in Bristol city centre. Close proximity to all kinds of tasty foodstuffs, including the joy of Pieminister Mothership Tuesdays, Pippin doughnut Fridays, and a little place called Royce Rolls, which was just inside St Nick’s Market, and sold super tasty flapjacks sarnies and bits of pastry. This is my […]