Monthly Archives: January 2013

Hot Chocolate Cake Pops

It is COLD in London.  It’s not snowing at the minute (fierce wind and rain), but over the last few weeks, the weather has definitely made me want to curl up in my bed and never leave!  I’ve found that nothing’s better than hot chocolate for when you just need to curl up in bed.  […]

Andes Mint Chip Ice Cream

I’ve said previously that I’m a big fan of ice cream.  In fact, when we had a lot of snow in London last week, I celebrated with a big bowl of chocolate chip cookie dough (perfect wintery day food, right?)  But this ice cream…  Not to brag, but Beardy Mum called this  “the best ice […]

Scotchie Muffins

It’s that time of year when everyone starts to get worried about diets – I’ve been instructed by those at Beardy Boyfriend’s work that they’re trying to eat healthier!  As a result, I’m trying to make recipes which are a little healthier without going overboard – I still want it to be a delicious treat!  […]

The Hobbit and Lembas bread

Anyone who knows me will tell you I’m a bit of a nerd.  Besides being one of the most avid Trekkies I know, I’ve probably seen both Star Wars and Lord of the Rings about 100 times each.  Minimum.  As a result, I was beyond excited for the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.  […]

Samoa Marshmallows

Not a lot of people in London know which season occurs in January.  What marvelous, marvelous event occurs – Girl Scout cookie season.  I’m not one to toot my own horn, but I was a pretty awesome Girl Scout.  Maniacally organised (I believe I’ve spoken previously about how I applied logical planning to all facets […]

Pasta Alfredo

I love pasta – as far as I’m concerned, there is no bad way to cook it.  Whether I’m whipping up an impromptu red sauce or putting some fresh spinach and ricotta pasta in to boil, I’d probably have pasta at least once a week if Beardy Boyfriend didn’t veto.  But my favourite sauce of […]

Review: Mint M&M Brownies

It’s that time of year again… The January blahs.  January is probably my least favourite month (it’s cold and wet and unlike in December, there’s no holiday to look forward to!)  I grew up more south of London, so I’m still getting used to the dramatically late sunrise and early sunset – there seem to […]