Welcome to my Kitschen

I am the epitome of the casual blogger. That person who has fits and starts of activity, of interest in the written word, the desire to be creative. Truth be told, and I'm renowned for my honesty, I'm not all that artistic, and have struggled to call myself "creative". And I have no idea if I have... Continue Reading →

Where Adam Rants About Food Shame

This week on my dearly beloved BBC Breakfast we faced the welcome return of Richard Westcott, now the Transport Correspondent, who was in Greenwich demonstrating the first vehicles being piloted as driverless, computer driven vehicles. Sensory devices detect obstacles and steer away or brake to avoid them. All wonderful, all progress. I mean, its ripe... Continue Reading →

Let there be light

I'm very excited to announce that this week we have begun to see a teeny bit of daylight post 5pm. That's right, daylight after 5pm. Let's forget about the halcyon days back in the summer where I would sit in the garden till after 10pm listening to Sara Cox and Sounds of the 80's on... Continue Reading →

Worst. Blogger. Ever.

Yes thats correct in the Adam's Blogging Awards Im giving myself the title of worst ever blogger. A good blogger is someone who actually posts. I gave myself the goal of something like 500 words a week. Im not posting it am I. I need to do better, so Im working on some features. You... Continue Reading →

New Post for a New Year

I know what you are all thinking. Just how busy can one guy be that he neglects the blog for so long? The reality of it is that I have been horrendously busy. I mean, if I use hindsight, I would have had a cheeky half hour here and there, but it has been a... Continue Reading →

It’s all about Hugh….

Anne is here! After weeks upon weeks of planning, she arrived post work on Friday, I'd say fresh for the weekend but it's more like as fresh as one is after 6 hours on a train from Devon. We were primed for our weekend adventures. The plan? A low key Friday night followed by a... Continue Reading →

"What is a weekend?"

Another weekend draws to a halt, ushering in the dreaded working week. I spend my Sunday's in some wistful contemplation of what I have so enjoyed of my previous day of freedom and what I so wholly wish to avoid in my upcoming return to the office. Such is the irony of life, you spend... Continue Reading →

Blue about Basu

Hello world.You join me at a dark point. A key point some could say, where my journey forward is uncertain. The worst news has been announced. Yes that's right, Janet was voted off The Great British Bake Off.Her mousse cake a triumph, her iced fingers let her down. And ultimately, she didn't do a dainty... Continue Reading →

Adventures in pastry.

Quick tea I thought. A quick rough puff or flaky pastry, have a go I said.Who knew there was no such thing. A lawyer who doesn't read on. Moron. I read steps I to 4. Dont read that it involves repetition of said stages 3 times and a thirty minute chilling of the pastry to... Continue Reading →

The Bore Who Bakes

Alas this is not me disparaging Edd and his fantastic new tome. This is me. I have barely ventured out the house this weekend. The weather has been the most glorious welcoming into the Autumn months. Today especially. I ventured out for a run this morning, the air cold, the sun warm, the whole of... 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 →

Notts going out this weekend

Blog readers, I have to inform you that I'm exhausted. Here I am, Monday evening, feeling like I have not had a weekend. I began my weekend on my favourite day, Friday night, full of great intentions. I woke up Saturday morning, excited about my run. However, the sad thing is I hated every step!... Continue Reading →

Back to the favourite Friday nights

Oh tv, food and flopping on the sofa. How I have missed you. I have tonight made gnocchi with chicken and chorizo in a cream, White wine and tarragon sauce. Lovely.We sacked the run off in favour of some lazy time. Tomorrow morning will be a much more running friendly time. We will endeavour to... Continue Reading →

Poor poor people of Mykonos…

You hit hard times due to the Economic crisis in Greece, then the next minute you're a salad. Poor Greek peasants. Seriously tho, €7 for a salad? Must be some tasty peasants.- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Slapped wrist for blog neglect

Dearest readers. Here is a humble apology. I have been back in the UK for a whole week and I have not put fingertip to screen to check in with my devoted Ukrainian readers (as well as any other devotees that I may have out there). So where did I leave you? Oh yes, I... Continue Reading →

Mykonos update-take 2

If this appears somewhat brief, don't hate me, I have already typed this once and BlogPress decided to launch it Lords knows where. In my dreams, it appears on some Christian blog somewhere, where my tale of binge drinking and dancing with homosexuals will really start a new conversation thread.5 days in, 5 left to... 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 →

It has a real anis flavour…

It's amazing in this day and age where I get my kicks. Yes everyone, I'm officially middle aged. I was thrilled tonight to cook for the first time with fresh tarragon. It was literally the highlight of my day. Like a true, real peak to the events of the 1st June. More of a thrill... Continue Reading →

Flirting with a redesign….

Today has been productive but quiet in the office. I have flitted between high productivity and momentary day dreaming. Typically, I'm either already on Mykonos, or the purveyor of a bakery of such fabulousness that customers applaud whenever I walk through the store. It's amazing that I'm so much like my mum now. I picture... Continue Reading →

Unusual blog visitor number 217

Today I found someone came across What Would Ina Do after googling "Lesbians in dressing gowns". I am on page 3 next to Nigella selling a bread bin in the sexiest bread bin pose I have ever seen. I'm one of the only people in a dressing gown on the page, apart from Gail Platt.... Continue Reading →

Avoiding temptation at every angle

Post gym, and post dinner. I'm currently watching Holby City whilst trying to stop listing my favourite sweet foods. I have started with brownies, moved on to cheesecake, went on to victoria sandwich, coffee and walnut cake, lemon drizzle cake, Eton mess, Cherry Garcia Frozen Yogurt.... The list goes on. I'm currently trying to avoid... 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 →

And so it begins

The working week is, in the majority, done. Still a few bits to do but in essence I'm done. I'm kinda spent as well, with only a day in the office. It had an odd atmosphere in the office today, it's a bit like those few days in between Christmas and New Year which I... 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 →

The fishy goings-on of a Monday evening

Work yesterday continued to be a place of paranoia. The announcement is imminent. The tension is building. The output is minimal. I tell you, it will take a genius to boost morale post this experience.Work came and went like the blink of eye. It was an unmemorable Tuesday. Becky came to stay so I did... Continue Reading →

Stress plus stress equals stress

Here I am camped out on my bed amidst papers and pens and notes which appear pretty much meaningless now.I forgot how much of a random notetaker I am. I can recall that at university I would try to work from my lecture notes which would pretty much resemble na'vi towards the end. I didn't... Continue Reading →

Quick quick slooooow

Oh world. Tonight was not half as productive as it should have been. I'm trying to focus my mind on my interview whilst slowly finding myself descending into a vapid state of uselessness. I have hopefully got my presentation done, it just needs some polish and flare.I'm exhausted. Mentally my head is in a state... Continue Reading →

Post-marathon moanings

Ok ok, I apologise. One whole day abandoned, and I assume you were all on tenterhooks about how I got on. Best part? Carb loading. Lunch? Bread basket and pasta. Tea? Bruschetta and massive pizza. I was not arguing. Loved every bite! Went to see Source Code again. Not a good idea to see a... Continue Reading →

Pre-marathon musings

My mind is all of a muddle these days it seems. I spent most of last night watching distracting tv, such as American Idol and Temple Grandin (which was very good btw), trying not to face the fact I have to prepare a 5 minute presentation for next Thursday as well as more immediately my... Continue Reading →

Sushi OD

These Groupon vouchers really are a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, it's amazing that we can find such savings. So a meal that would typically cost me £12 costs me £8. Well tonight, I took myself off with MC and Amy for Sushi followed by Jake Gyllenhall. More on Jake to follow.... Continue Reading →

Slow day, slow post

Sorry dearest readers, it's been an uneventful day in Adam world. Underwhelming stock in TK Maxx, decent enough day in the office, average run and cross train in the gym, it's just plodded along amiably. Nothing really to report.Oh hang on wait. I do have big news. A Nigella series that broadcast at a time... Continue Reading →

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