Author Archives: Kate

10 food gifts to take to a party

Peppermint bark – ruinously expensive, but totally delicious. It’s a classic. Quality Streets – The absolute British festive chocolate of choice. A flavor for every taste – I knew Jon and I were meant to be together when it turned … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Quick pickled onions with Thanksgiving leftovers in mind.

Thanksgiving is great. Love it. Thank you, America. Especially for the sweet potato bake. But I’m not going to lie – I might actually enjoy the leftovers more than the dinner.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Bourbon Cranberry Sauce and thankfulness and puppies!

What are you thankful for this year? That’s the question on the table today.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Pumpkin Soup and Not Worrying.

Things advertisers in my inbox think I need that I didn’t think I needed before I saw the advert, and now I’m not so sure:

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Oozing pus chocolate cupcakes and a Rotarian Halloween

One Halloween when my husband was a teenager, he was picked to perform in a Murder Mystery night hosted by the local Rotary Club. “It was themed around classic Halloween characters – Dracula, Frankenstein, a Ghost. Someone got murdered, and the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Penne with Pumpkin and sage breadcrumbs

So the big news is … My sister got engaged!! To Matt, the extremely lovely man she’s been dating since University. Happy doesn’t even begin to cover it really. It’s just good good news, happening to people who deserve to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Birthday Cheesecake

I suppose birthdays are the ideal time to take stock and make plans, assess progress, plan change etc. A time to get honest about what we want from life, and what we’re deluding ourselves about.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Sweater Weather, Unlikely Nudists and Chicken Parmigiana Stew

This, from Jeanmarie, who heard it from a man she met on a windy train platform on her commute into the city one early morning.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shred and Burn and Minestrone Soup

If you like to eat food as much as I do, then it’s probably a good idea to put trainers on every so often and run like you’re being chased.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lime-Spritzed Skirt Steak for Drama Tolerance

Jon and I have been together since we were 19, and in all that time, he has been dramatic precisely 3 times, and all for good reason: moving countries, changing jobs.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments