Tag Archives: chocolate

Doctor, is there nothing I can take?

The happier a writer is, the less she writes. This is my theory, or at least an excuse. I did have a coconut craving this week though, the way normal people crave crisps or coffee. So I made coconut balls … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Put that in your pipe

For amateur bakers, choux is the holy grail. Like all great Hollywood actresses, its reputation precedes it. But a little late night experimentation produced some delicious profiteroles without any tears or surgical enhancement. The most difficult part was piping the … Continue reading

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Hats off

Kids party food is probably the best food you’ll ever eat. It’s the dinkiest, most colourful, most sugary food that we were actually encouraged to eat, from plastic plates on a messy table. Or maybe that was just the 80’s? … 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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Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Doing without is not a familiar concept┬áto the Famale generation. We may be cash-poor and walking into the black sea of unemployment but compared to the old people of our family trees, we’ve never had so much. This of course … Continue reading

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Good clean fun

Today Famale went to her favourite ever shop. No it wasn’t Topshop, Marks and Spencer or Waterstones, it was…the dry cleaners. Just walking into the place where things go in creased and dirty and come out the other end beautiful, … Continue reading

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Midnight express

You’ll be ecstatic I’m sure to know that Famale met the second of this week’s midnight essay deadlines. So now I don’t give a grazing sheep if I never see the words ‘property law’ for the rest of my life. … Continue reading

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