Delayed Gratification

“Sometimes the snow comes down in June Sometimes the sun goes round the moon Just when I thought a chance had passed You go and save the best for last.” Thank you Vanessa Williams for those (frankly ridiculous) lyrics. God help us if the sun ever goes around the moon. Never mind saving the best […]

The Happy Kitchen Is Born

I’ve been up to something. Before you ask, it doesn’t involve ‘no good’. It combines a lot of good, actually. Of course, it incorporates food… duh. Since 30 Days of Baking, I’ve longed to have a go at some other sort of challenge. As time goes on, the desire to combine food and work gets […]

Dream Kitchen Gadgets

For a while now I’ve been obsessed with kitchen gadgets. I can’t pass a cook shop, I have to go in and dribble over all those gadgets I didn’t even know I needed. Two things prevent me from buying that unusual-sized cake tin I just might need one day. Number one: I have a tiny […]

Turning 33 (Part 2)

My intentions were to continue with part 2 of this post yesterday. But. It being half term, and me having time on my hands, and being curious and a little crazy, I decided to pull up the carpet in the front room of my house to see the floorboards underneath. I pulled it all up, […]

Turning 33 (Part 1)

Today, at 2.10pm, the last 366 days accumulated and my age suddenly changed from 32 to 33. Of course, I was expecting this to happen, as one does on a birthday. I decided to mark the occasion by indulging in food and drink, spread over 3 days. I visited a lot of new places and […]

Tastes Change

As I sit here drinking my morning coffee, I was reminded of a blog post I read recently about ‘making’ yourself like food or drink that initially you don’t like. Unfortunately I can’t find the post right now, but it was along the lines of if you don’t like a taste that millions of others […]