A tale of bananas and bossy mothers

Hello dearest hearts, it's a poor show i know but here is the second post for 2012. I'm afraid I'm going into some winter nesting mode, which I'm aware should lead to me spending many an hour leaning over an iPad drafting some witticisms for your delectation. But I haven't. I have spent it tidying... Continue Reading →

A Farrell-y messy evening…..

I dedicate this blog post to Marianne Farrell, if it was not for her, my Friday evening wouldn't have been half as eventful as it ended up being.In my world, one has to prepare for moments of regretful drunkenness. I believe that people neurologically have a self-control switch. That thing that kicks in when after... Continue Reading →

Make room for a macaroon

Alas, I previously attempted some chocolate ganache macaroons. The recipe was Edd Kimber's taken from Good Food Magazine. The recipe read like some piece of GCSE science exam paper, the technique was relentless and unforgiving. Process the powdered items, mix in some egg White, whisk the rest, boil sugar and water to soft ball stage,... Continue Reading →

Saving the sin for dessert….

Well, the planning came to be my greatest tool, as my weekend delivered on every level.Fridays gym plus drinks was great. Drinks wise, the turn out was good the event low key but really entertaining. It is always nice to have a good old catch up with folks. I was lugging my gym bag around... Continue Reading →

Decisions reached in desperation

Welcome to day 2 of the 3 day weekend. It's that thing of British quirkiness, the bank holiday weekend. In the light of the banking crisis, it feels ironic that we still have public holidays that are dedicated to allowing our bankers an extra lie in. Well, my cake fast went well, it lasted till... Continue Reading →

Fruit = Not cake

Alas I'm on a pre Mykonos fat flush. If you call mid morning dry toast with a tomato dip and half a dozen after eight mints a diet.I'm trying to be good. Limit carbs, limit saturated fat, and my biggest regret was agreeing a fat flush that involved limiting the amount I baked. No more... Continue Reading →

Post-indulgence analysis

Hello everyone, including Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge if you are reading. Congrats, Duchess!Well, the wedding feels like a lifetime ago now. It was a long assed day for me, more on that to come. I Rose at 7am to prep. I had bread to bake, salmon to slice, eggs to scramble, bacon to crisp. It... Continue Reading →

So how have you been?

I got so good at posting for a while world, didn't I?Alas no more. I have become lame again. l have been having a post everything slump. Work wise, I'm still stressed. I think io have finally been able to exhale, take a few deep breaths, look around me and see my bulging post trays... Continue Reading →

Post Kylie blues

What do I do now that I have visited the fountains of the goddess Aphrodite and there is nothing to look forward to? Oh that's it. I go to Brighton and run 26.2 miles next week. But that's next weeks ridiculous task.Luke and I at Kylie! Here is our view. Amazing seats. Those poor people... Continue Reading →

Day off, but half day in

Yes folks, I went into work. Sad but true. It's amazing, you go in for half a day, but end up doing more than in about 4 days normally as I was really keen to get done and get out. I came home to tackle some of the chores. I put the washing in, made... Continue Reading →

Such fun!

I had such a fabulous afternoon. The Great John Street Hotel is the best place for afternoon tea. We were ushered into a little lounge room, with padded arm chairs and little silver tables. Service wise, well it was average but the finger sandwiches of turkey and cranberry, beef and horseradish, salmon and cream cheese,... Continue Reading →

Friday night impromptu fun

So yesterday I managed my run. A measly 7 miles as I was so damn tired still. Had a tired week all in all. I made some bread, was very pleased with the outcome. I then got too cosy in the kitchen and went on to cupcakes. Now I am funny about chocolate cake, always... Continue Reading →

Practice makes less than perfect

Well, the doughy bread appears to be my own fault for cutting it too warm. Mistake made, lesson learnt. The small round loaf was great. Had it at lunchtime with baked beans. Not so classy but lovely all the same.Went for a long walk. Had a Starbucks, looked around some stores before I returned home... Continue Reading →

Visual treat for Thursday

Here are Amy's birthday Malteaser Cupcakes!In their bespoke carrying vessel!In sure Tony would agree, they truly are grrrreat!- I don't run for pleasure. I run for the love of cake. And bread. And pie.

Et voila

Ta dah!Here you go. White chocolate and salted peanut cookies. Hmm....And off I went, induced into a warm kitchen, Julie and Julia trance, with a thirst to do more high calorie damage. Like a cyborg created by Skynet to whip up a mean buffet. So I cracked open my new book....Here is the book/hair shot!There... Continue Reading →

Finally allowed to play

So I finally got to hear the buzz of my Kenwood Chef. So I decided to make the most of it. Nothing gets me on my feet faster than Pete saying "I fancy this Jude Law film". Jude law kills all films. Except Sherlock Holmes.So I retreated off to my Sunday Culinary Club, membership one.... Continue Reading →

Up too early

Well, last night was an unexpectedly eventful one. Went to the gym for the obligatory 12k run, and sweating competition whereupon I remain some national champion. I then headed to a networking event, which I arrived at at the very worst moment as people seemed to be presenting things and applauding having done some group... Continue Reading →

Gratuitous cake shots!

Just because I'm obsessed with cake, here we go!Once again, let's hear it for the Hummingbird Bakery's Red Velvet Cake.......And stay tuned for a progress report on Adam Millward's lemon cupcakes, produced for Pete's workmates tomorrow!I'm wasted as a lawyer.- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Greetings from old aching legs

Yes ladies and gents I'm now well into my Brighton Marathon training which means I'm forever buggered, legs wise. Today was a 14 miler, which I turned into a 13.2 miler as I simply couldn't be arsed to lap the block again on the search for .8 miles which I feel were the least necessary... Continue Reading →

Tardy again

Yes world I know I keep letting you down. Have been off since Thursday as well. What's my excuse? None I'm afraid. I'll try and get better. No more pledges. Mad photo blog today tho.I can finally comfortably blog about Catherine's 30th. I have had this secret for some time, and she properly had face... Continue Reading →

Saturday indulgence

So, it's Saturday. I've watched an episode of Skins, watched some Saturday Kitchen, had breakfast whilst cringing at a Keanu Reeves interview on BBC Breakfast and am now in town.All gravy so far!Here was my Costa Coffee purchase a few minutes ago:And here it is now:Poor old cupcake. Never stood a chance!- Posted using BlogPress... Continue Reading →

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