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If Jon and I were still living in Poland, Halloween would have been something of an afterthought, but today, All Souls Day, would have been the real deal.
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
Perhaps it started when Ken and Carrie decided to celebrate both their birthdays and a wedding anniversary with a cake buffet at rotating restaurant The View; “What’s that you say? Too touristy? Shudder to think of navigating the Marriott Marquis’ … Continue reading
The fact that I love picnics so much must surely have something to do with my Mum, who would regularly slap some Marmite on a roll and take my sister and I out to Isabella Plantation to swing on the … Continue reading
“That’s right,” said the man in front of us in the line for the tills in Selfridges. “A Buckingham Palace jelly mold”.
175g flour 1 tsp baking powder 175g sugar 175g butter (must be soft) 3 eggs (at room temp) 3 tsp espresso For the icing 6 oz butter (must be soft) 12 oz icing sugar 3-4 tsp espresso Grease 2 8 … Continue reading
All the ingredients should be at room temperature before you start. You’ll get more reliable cakes if you use scales to measure by weight rather than volume in cups. Ingredients (makes 12 fairy cakes, 8 muffin-sized cakes) 1 stick or … 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