Fortune cookies


Surprisingly easy to make, fortune cookies are a tasty and lighter way to end a meal rather than with heavy petit fours. Also, there is a lot of fun to be had making up silly saying. Mine included such great sayings as – ‘Never admit defeat. Unless failure arouses the cute girl in accounts’ ‘You…

Update etc


Mondays are rubbish. I did actually write that line on Monday. And then was distracted by work related shenanigans and I am now coming back to you, my faithful blog. It’s been a long week, with a lot of overtime in it plus added stress and hassle because of a rather large project. In fact, from only…

Bread making and books about bread


I have been baking a little bit lately, nothing exceptional but just generally very tasty, very delicious things. I’m trying not to bake too often as I generally follow a fairly low carb lifestyle. This River Cottage book is an excellent reference manual – it details nearly every type of bread and gives you an…

Dinner Club – Simon’s Local theme


Simon decided to go with a local theme for last week’s dinner club and went as far as to despatch me to pick some nettles from the park opposite our flat. But firstly – we did our usual Ready Steady thing with 5 random ingredients. Matt helpfully provided 6 eggs, some lovely buffalo mozzarella, cherry…

Weekend in Cornwall – Take 2


It’s not really take 2, but more take 763993 as we’ve been to Cornwall many times to see Si’s lovely father. It’s take 2 tho as it’s the second time we’ve had a weekend down there this year. We were not particularly lucky with the weather but it was lovely on Sunday morning and we…