Tag Archives: Recipe

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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Go your own way

Sometimes even Famale can’t be bothered baking. A hangover, work and romantic re-thinking (not in that order) has led to what Rihanna calls ‘exhaustion’. She can sit and tweet a picture of a drip hanging out of her veins but … Continue reading

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I wanna be with you everywhere

If Famale were in a band, it would have been Fleetwood Mac. Spending the morning watching a documentary about the explosive group and eating Oreos and pears is my idea of bliss. To shun a corporate life of small hot … 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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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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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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Sweet 16

Where I’m from, we don’t do sweet sixteen parties. My 16th year was celebrated by Famale Sister Senior sneaking me into a local pub long since shut down and introducing me to her now husband, long vodkas all round. But … Continue reading

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I just don’t know what to do with myself

When you don’t know what’s going on, go with the easy option in the kitchen. I had planned on making a chicken pie but wasn’t in the mood for dinner. So I took to the Famale kitchen for some late-night … Continue reading

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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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