Monthly Archives: June 2013

Outsider Tart

My favourite restaurant in London has to be Outsider Tart.  Most people know them through their well-established baking shop in Chiswick and their stall behind the Royal Festival Hall.  But recently, they’ve renovated their Chiswick location, so that in addition to an American-style bakery and an American food shop, they’re now serving a delicious weekend […]

Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook

This cookbook changed my life – I know that sounds ridiculous and overdramatic, but I have never had a cookbook which influenced how I prepared food as much as this one did.  Meet Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook. I’ve always been a fan of having a few homemade meals frozen away in the […]

Lemon Cupcakes with Chocolate Fudge Icing

I’m a fairly busy person – inevitably, I will have about five things on the go at once.  Yet as a known keen baker, I’m very hesitant to bring cupcakes or cookies made from a mix.  I have a feeling people will taste it, realise and never let it go. So when I do store-bought […]

S’more Cookies

This was a week when I was absolutely ready to go crazy – I was really busy, working on getting ready to head to America, while trying to come up with a semi-interesting and yet delicious Beardy Boyfriend Weekly Building Bake.  This is not a pastime for the weak, y’all. I recently picked up an […]

Pretzel M&M Rice Krispy Treats

Do you ever have one of those days where you feel like mixing things up just a little bit?  I know I do – between work, school, health issues and the general hurly burly of day to day life, I don’t have the time to come up with a new recipe most of the time.  […]

Eating my way through Dublin

It’s funny – one of the big attractions of London is that you can find pretty much everything, including to eat.  But in some ways, that can work against you – London is so big, that unless I’m specifically seeking out a good restaurant I’ve heard about or meeting a friend, I’m unlikely to come […]

Foodies Festival Clapham Common

Anyone who reads my blog knows that I’m a bit gung-ho for attending foodie events – I may have gone a wee bit overboard at the Manchester Cake and Bake Show.  But I found the Foodies Festival in Clapham Common to be an unusually great experience – rather than at most baking shows, where I […]