Monthly Archives: March 2012

How do you like your eggs in the morning?

I go to bed dreaming of breakfast and wake up ready to eat it. Famale is an advocate of the double breakfast. Lunch is confusing and inconvenient. But breakfast? Breakfast is an expression of love, depending on who you’re cooking … Continue reading

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Rawhide

Eating in a vegan restaurant immediately turns all my thoughts to butter. The very idea of giving up dairy products is ridiculous. What would you drink with sausage rolls? What would replace sausage rolls come to think of it? How … Continue reading

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The path of least resistance

Yesterday Famale voiced stringent views on co-habitation. The sun was shining, it was the last ever class of the diploma, I have no idea where it came from. As you know I’m not terribly interested in law and co-habitation is┬ánot … Continue reading

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Best in show

And here’s what a pavlova looks like in the end…

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Anna was a dancer

Making meringue seems to fill people with dread. But fear not Famale family, here is a foolproof masterclass (my actual family benefit from this in the form of a pavlova tomorrow). First, there’s only one rule: one egg white per … Continue reading

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Good morning, good morning

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Mary Poppins

Making cherry scones today made me want to watch Mary Poppins. This may be subconscious due to my forthcoming employment or my fondness for word association. But whatever made me make these, the Famale family (plus Lindy) were grateful and … Continue reading

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Green green the rashes grow

Most things in cooking are not reliable. Results don’t just depend on skill but on oven temperature, humidity and ingredients. This is why even baking, which is at its core scientific, is not always precise. Cooking for the inexperienced can … Continue reading

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The mother of all cakes

Life is traumatic enough without adding a complicated cake into the mix. Mamma Famale gently demanded a “fatless sponge like Gran made” for Mother’s day. She has been requesting this memorable cake for months and I have gently ignored her. … Continue reading

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