Crowned Coronation Chicken

In cooking, fusion has gone from being all the rage, to a bad word. A real f-word, you might say. I don’t know why that is, really, and it seems an awful shame. My whole life is about fusion, from the very beginning when my English mother…

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A Walk in the West End

Stepping away from the kitchen for a day, we took the kids into London for lunch and a walk around the West End. This is where Hubby and I met, where we used to work and where, in its various cafés and alleyways (that’s a story…

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The Art of Cake: A (Mostly) Silent Post

  5.0 from 1 reviews Print 1970s Rainbow Cake From: Ruby Moukli (batter and frosting based on recipes from ‘My First Baking Book’)   A retro birthday cake to remember. Reminiscent of simpler times, yet mightily impressive and completely enchanting. Ingredients For the cake: 300 g…

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Ladies Who Lunch: A Trio

When, shortly after becoming engaged to a doctor, I announced I was quitting my office job, there were water-cooler jokes galore about my becoming a Lady Who Lunches. My days would be wiled away with mindless shopping, coffee dates and luncheons in fancy restaurants with…

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Homemade Shake ‘n Bake Chicken

Anyone who grew up in 1970s America has heard of Shake ‘n Bake. For the rest of you, this is a packet of breading and spices that you use to coat chicken before baking it. The idea is to approximate the fried chicken experience but…

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Lemon Layered Pancakes (Guest Post at Bite My Cake)

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The New Orleans Hurricane

Some things about New Orleans just never let go.

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Crazy Cake

Crazy Brazilian chocolate cake, made a bit healthier with wholemeal and spelt flour. Makes going crazy a bit less sinful.

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