Category Dessert

Black Pepper and Cardamom Shortbread

Ahhh Thanksgiving. A big excuse to eat. All day. This year we went round to some friends’ house and ate Nut Roast Pie. We provided dessert, and I made pumpkin pie, and lemon meringue pie, and chocolate and banana cake, macarons and this deliciously moreish Black Pepper and Cardamom Shortbread: Black Pepper and Cardamom Shortbread […]

Peppermint and Chocolate Macarons

I seem to go through phases of using loads of egg yolks. I can’t bring myself to toss the rest, so then end up with a little bowl of egg whites in the fridge that is just waiting for me to do something with them. I also took a trip up to the city a […]

Grävling (the Swedish badger) gets some Pyjamas.

This little project started from something silly. Such a silly story that I’m not sure why I am telling you. Mr M was napping on my shoulder, while we were watching tv, and complaining that it wasn’t comfortable and so using our soft toy badger (an IKEA special, which is why it’s name is Grävling) […]

Lime and Coconut Butterfly Cakes

This weekend we went away. Away to the land of lights and gambling, over-the-top-ness and still actually allowing smoking indoors. Ick. It was our friend Ashlei’s birthday, and we met up with her in Vegas, spending a few days (mainly) eating and going to see a Cirque show. Mr M had a little play at […]

Banana, Coconut, and Oat Cookies.

I have been trying to make sure I get some sort of daily exercise. Mostly it involves the gym in our complex, but it is a) quite dull, and b) a total waste of living in California! When I can get out with my hiking group it is pretty great, but I can’t always have […]

Hobnob Day 2014

So, alas this year we can’t join in the mass handout on Stokes Croft. Did that stop us from spreading oat-y joy? It did not. I took the opportunity to extend the hand of biscuit-y friendship to our neighbours, packaging up little bags of oat-y biscuit-y joy and popping them on everyone’s doorsteps: I also […]

Post Christmas: Coconut Sorbet.

All over for another year. So didya have fun? Didya spend some time with your friends and family? We did. Although it was over the internet rather than in person. Alas. Christmas dinner this year was just the two of us, but although it was just the two of us, it didn’t mean that we […]