Archive for September, 2013

September 30th, 2013 by Pie

Monday Night Soup

Weekday meals have to be as easy as possible.  I don’t want to be bouncing around the kitchen at 9pm, sautéing this, roasting that, flipping this, juggling that. I want one saucepan.  I want one wooden spoon.  I want one chopping board.  I want dinner to take 30 mins from fridge to dining table and […]

September 29th, 2013 by Pie

Breakfast Quinoa with Cashew Cream

I remember when Sunday mornings were relaxed affairs, luxuriously long lie-ins garnished with the Sunday papers and lashings of tea and bacon. Then why pray tell did my alarm go off this morning at an ungodly time only for me to leap out of bed, load myself up with iPod and trainers and forsake my […]

September 28th, 2013 by Pie

Vanilla Bourbon Peach Jam

There are several key factors which get me out of bed every morning.  The first is Furry Alarm Clock 1 who cannot wait the extra half hour until my alarm goes off to start pawing me in the face to be fed.  The second is Furry Alarm Clock 2 who struts into the bedroom caterwauling […]

September 27th, 2013 by Pie

Don’t go near the cupcakes

One word of advice.  Don’t design cupcakes that scare you. Jaws is my sister’s favourite film so for her 30th birthday I wanted to do something special for her cake.  In hindsight my shark phobia was a slight stumbling block to really thorough research on the project.  Searching online for pictures of shark’s fins was […]

September 25th, 2013 by Pie

Hello World

Wow, I am so sorry I’m late.  When did you all get here, 5 years ago?  10 years ago?  I would blame the nightmare traffic or a horrendous journey on the underground but to be honest I am never on time for anything.  It doesn’t matter how much advance planning I do, I always trip […]