Chocolate Fudge Cake Muffins

I think it’s safe to say that Summer threw a spanner in my blog-updating schedule. And a lot has happened since my last post, way back when. Aside from finishing up my summer job, I submitted my MA thesis at the beginning of this month. Three days before that, I moved out of home, and … Continue reading

Almond Slices

I think we can all agree that almonds are a thing of health and goodness. Packed full of protein, healthy fats and Vitamin E, the benefits attributed to almonds include lowering cholesterol, preventing diabetes and heart disease and even helping weight loss. Really an excuse to combine them with lashings of butter, flour, sugar and … Continue reading

“Oh, pâte sucrée!”

Pear and Almond Tart

People often ask me what it’s like to have moved back into the family home. On the one hand, it’s a deeply luxurious experience. Rather than an against-college-regulations electric camping hob (it lived in the wardrobe) and a combi-oven (more microwave than oven), I have access to four whole rings of induction-y goodness, and not … Continue reading

This is not a post about steak. (That’s for tomorrow).

Rhubarb and Shortbread

They tell you to keep busy, but like any state of denial, busy is a front that can only be maintained for so long. Six weeks in, when all the old friends have been brought up to date, the bank account is struggling under the weight of one too many nights on the town, and … Continue reading

Chocolate Brownie and Raspberry Pavlova

Resting my arm while taking photos

Recently, The Family has graduated from a no-kitchen, two-ring hob and George Foreman grill (with added drilling) to a fully-fledged counters and cookers household. In my enthusiasm over the big step up, I forgot one key fact: nearly all of our kitchen equipment is still in storage. Had I remembered the lack of electric whisk … Continue reading