“Do you do Banoffee Pie?” That simple question from a client set the whole thing off.
Of COURSE we do Banoffee Pie – we’re caterers and (more importantly) food lovers. That’s our job. What I had never done however was make my own toffee. Gooey, rich, creamy, completely decandent toffee – also [...]
Hello world, it’s been a while.
What can I say? Life has been busy to the power of 10. I have been cooking – a LOT – but having the time to set up & take photos and even begin to think about writing has been a non-existent luxury. So I’ve had to attempt to [...]
I have always said that science isn’t really my thing. In school and then university I liked history, humanities, social sciences, and quite liked math(s) even, but oh no, not science. I did one year of physics in high school which I think is more than enough torture for your average human. Biology – I did that [...]
The 2010 November Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Simona of briciole. She chose to challenge Daring Bakers to make pasta frolla for a crostata. She used her own experience as a source, as well as information from Pellegrino Artusi’s Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well.
Pasta frolla the Italian name [...]
Exciting news: I have joined the Daring Bakers. Ok, it’s exciting for me! I know I’m a little late to the game but hey, I’m still quite new to this whole blogging thing. So with the eagerness reserved for all things new (and all things baking) I waited to see what the October’s (and my first) [...]
When you die, if you get a choice between going to regular heaven or pie heaven, choose pie heaven. It might be a trick, but if it’s not, ummmm, boy.
I don’t know if any of you remember Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey. It was a 90s phenomenon – books, greeting cards, etc. I [...]
What dessert, for you, is the ultimate comfort dessert? You know, the kind of dessert that’s not necessarily elegant and may not be art on a plate, but is homey and just makes you feel happy when you eat it. For me it’s either a fruit pie or fruit crumble, which if you think about [...]
Have you ever gotten to the point where you don’t think you have the capacity either physically or mentally to take on one more thing? I was pretty much at that point a few weeks ago. Work, kids, life… ack! But but but but… we now have about a month to slow down and just [...]
First off today I want to tell you about this great “allotment meal” we had the other night. Artichokes, beets, and lamb & mint burgers to make up the protein component. Ok, we don’t raise sheep on our allotment (that’s not allowed although apparently there was once a guy who tried keeping a goat there), but the veg [...]