Tag Archives: baking
Back in London on the annual pilgrimage to the US Embassy to have my visa re-issued. Back to sleeping in my childhood bedroom, where creeper is already turning red around the windows, and I can watch the birds gathering in the … Continue reading
It was Jon’s birthday this weekend, which brought with it the usual scheduling nightmare that seems to be endemic to modern life. Jess could not do Friday. Jeremy could only do Friday. Ken could do any day, as long as … Continue reading
The cinnamon buns really got me.
Our friends Ingyin and Yosi planned a last road trip of summer, before returning to NYU Abu Dhabi to start the new term. Essentially, what they were looking for, was Americana.
Two happy co-incidences align to strawberry-tint my world this week. One, the discovery of freeze dried strawberries at Trader Joes, brought to my attention by my friend Grace. “They’re Yuppie crack. You just can’t stop eating them!” The other, of … Continue reading
Soda bread is one of the least worrying breads to make because there’s no yeast to deal with. Not that yeast is especially complicated stuff, it’s just that all the proving, warming, kneading, rising business can seem daunting in a … Continue reading
Probably as a response to valentine heart-shaped cookie cutter withdrawal, the green food coloring ended up in my basket, and by the time I’d unpacked the shopping my mind was racing with ways to use it in celebration of St … Continue reading
It’s been a week characterized by coffee. Firstly because husband Jon, in an attempt to master the fancy espresso machine that was his Christmas present decided to sample many varieties of beans from the Porto Rico Importing Company on Bleeker … Continue reading
I’m through with winter. I know. There’s months of it to go, and I should suck it up and make the best of it with hearty stews, warming soups, sticky puddings and other seasonal deliciousness, and I will, but for … Continue reading
Christmas is a compromise. I have family in London and Wigan and Shropshire. Jon has family in Scotland, in Surrey, and Worcestershire. And this year, his mum and dad rented a house in Somerset for a party, so that went … Continue reading