Monthly Archives: April 2012

Sunshine on Leith

In the words of Laurie from Little Women, my recipes are “mediocre copies of another man’s genius.” The only man I take baking advice from is James Martin. Sure, he can’t read an autocue, but boy can he bake. And … Continue reading

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Pig tales

Famale is good in emergency situations. None more so than answering the call for some last-minute birthday cakes. I say cake plural because the birthday girl is a big fan of cupcakes. So Famale Sister Junior and I did a … Continue reading

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Fat free

Famale is now gainfully employed. For a very short time only, I work in a very warm little office and I am glad. It’s true, I’m a drifter. However, my biggest decisions to flee have also been my worst. And … Continue reading

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Fly me to the moon

Now, you know I’m no food snob. I don’t like restaurants and dinner last night was macaroni cheese and tomato ketchup straight from the pan. So it should come as no surprise to the Famale family that one of my … Continue reading

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Me gustas tu

Most of The Diploma as it is unfondly known consists of role-play. Me and Steph feel that we have just completed a very expensive amateur dramatics course instead of leaving with any real law knowledge imparted. For my last act, … Continue reading

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A special relationship

Life is too short to sever all ties through stubbornness. Love and friendship can be reignited with the right attitude and some good old-fashioned honesty. Some things are just meant to go together. This extends to the kitchen, where alchemy … Continue reading

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Starring roles

For the newest members of the Famale family, I thought it would be a good idea to introduce you to our cast of characters. Unlike Nigella and her fake multi-ethnic friend grouping, these people actually exist. Mamma Famale Loves: Anything … Continue reading

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I can’t fight this feeling anymore

The spirit of chocolate cake is embodied in one of my favourite fictional characters from childhood. The reading we do as children is said to be the most important of our entire lives. It develops our imagination, a sense of … Continue reading

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Memory lane

Mamma Famale can be unintentionally hilarious. At around 11pm if we are all around, the female Famales like to gather in the kitchen, standing, holding a hot beverage and discussing topics of no sense. As I was discussing today’s baking … Continue reading

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If music be the food of love

Today Famale is off to see a man about a job. In my absence I leave you with the top 5 tunes from this week’s Famale kitchen. 1. The Magnetic Fields – I’m sorry I love you 2. Rhianna – … Continue reading

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