Monthly Archives: September 2010

A New Cookbook and a New Cake

Oh, I still get SO excited when I get a new cookbook. Even though I know, from experience, that I’ll probably only find one or two recipes in it that I’ll use again and again, the childish pleasure of flicking … Continue reading

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New York Carrot Cake

I started this blog with the intention of collecting together all my recipes in one place, of collating the dribs and drabs I have filed away over the years, whether in my head or on paper. But what is really … Continue reading

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Back to Normal: Soothing Food

Most of the last week has been spent completely avoiding food, hence my silence. Some stomach bug or other got me last Tuesday and only really gave me my appetite back this afternoon. Although I ate over the weekend, it … Continue reading

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Autumn treats

After last week’s glorious sunshine, September has started with a storm, or two. This week’s forecast is for rain, every day, and by the time I get home from work it is barely light. I am not a fan of … Continue reading

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My First Cookbook: Coffee and Walnut Cake

The first cookbook I remember seeing or using is all about baking, or rather about one of the fundamentals of baking, flour. The Homepride Book of Home Baking was published in 1970 and proudly claims to be ‘the first metric … Continue reading

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My first encounter with food blogging was via a Times article about the 50 best food blogs in the world. Number one was Orangette, full of great writing, photos and recipes and, once I’d read a lot of the posts … Continue reading

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