The monsoon season is well and truly underway here in my cosy corner of the world, and on a particularly wet Sunday afternoon last week, I popped in the LOTR: The Two Towers DVD and got to work with my hands. There's something immensely comforting about the smell of baking on a lazy day in … Continue reading Rustic Apple Galette
Persimmon, Plum & Blueberry Pie
Little Jack Horner, Sat in the corner, Eating a Christmas pie; He put in his thumb, and pulled out a plum, and said, "What a good boy am I!" I love nursery rhymes, and I especially love finding out the stories (or rather, theories) behind them. Apparently this particular nursery rhyme is about opportunism. Here's … Continue reading Persimmon, Plum & Blueberry Pie
I haven't updated in ages! I don't even know where the time has gone since my last post, what was it... a month ago! Yonks! I don't know why I'm shouting everything in my head, nor do I know why I started saying "yonks" today. It's like one of those things you do ironically, then … Continue reading Quiche me!
Hummingbird Bakery’s Lemon Meringue Pie
It's July already! A few years back this time meant barbecues, beach and island holidays, shopping trips, flip flops, sun-dresses, and fresh cherries at £2.50 a kilo from Sainsbury's. This year, it means our department's Away Weekend, Rainforest Festival in Borneo, bonuses, and for me... a special work announcement. First up is the Rainforest World Music … Continue reading Hummingbird Bakery’s Lemon Meringue Pie