I was inspired by Rachel Eats to try making some pasticcini di mandorlo. They remind me of the ricciarelli my student days in Siena – a bit of a sad time as my mother had died earlier in the year but also full of good memories of big church meals together on Sundays and contrade [...]
Archive for June, 2010
(adapted from Banana Bread in How to be a Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson) 175g plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 150g caster sugar 125g margarine 2 eggs 1 tsbp Southern Comfort 60g pecans, chopped 3 or 4 bananas crushed (about 300g) Mix together flour, bicarbonate of soda and baking [...]
Our dear friend Stuart died just after 11am this morning. He was only 39 and had cancer. He loved Dr Who with the same degree of passion as pao does and long conversations ensued about different episodes and technical details for many happy evenings. Stuart loved cooking and particularly making desserts and one of my [...]
I am so happy with these socks. They are almost a complete match and my first pair knitted in continental style. They are a little weird as they are on a slant but I like them. And apparently Merlin does too! Have a lovely weekend!
I finished off a pair and a single sock (unsurprisingly I can’t find the other ball of yarn) on my way to Tenby and started another pair in some Schoppel Wolle Zauerball which I finished a couple of weeks ago and will post photos of tomorrow. I do love the colours of Schoppel Wolle.
It seems like quite a while ago now but I thought it would be good to share some of my holiday photos from when we were in Tenby next stop after Cardiff. It was such a lovely spot by the sea utterly freezing being the beginning of May but utterly gorgeous. It was nice to [...]
There is a lovely tea room in Canterbury called Tiny Tims which I like to visit on occasion and they make these amazing scone/cake things called Plump Pilgrims. We were having visitors on Sunday and I thought it would be nice to have something with our cup of tea. I found the recipe for these [...]
We’ve got Joey staying with us again and Sirius was straight in to reacquaint himself but Tamyra wasn’t all that interested until they had been properly introduced.
Susie came round last Sunday night and we had a go at making some coconut creme croquembouche. The coconut creme was rather fiddly to make so I was really glad that Susie was here to help as you really did two pairs of hands to make sure things were added and didn’t curdle. She did [...]
There’s nothing better to come home to than the playfulness and cheekiness of kittens