Category Food

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: Seven Spoons by Tara O’Brady

Seven Spoons was not a blog that I had come across before in my reading. It is a very wordy blog, with recipe posts interspersed with tales of life. the book is much the same, along with a book introduction, each recipe begins with a tale of how it came about and background. You can […]

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” […]

Cooking with Chef Watson

A few months ago my friend and I had a our first play with the beta version of IBM’s Chef Watson. However, at that stage….. it was mostly a case of “Go home Watson… You’re drunk”, after the recipes told us to “de-bone” the tofu, or take something and cook it in 2/3 “Theutes”….. Yep. We […]

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 […]