Day 222 – Mechanical Crossbow

This sounds more sinister than it is, don't worry. I know I've learned some survival skills, but I'm not making my own weapons just yet. I picked up this kit in a post-quarantine shopping haze, and put it away until I had the time to start building it. Today's sticky, scorching, 38C provided the perfect… Continue reading Day 222 – Mechanical Crossbow

Day 221 – Sourdough pancakes

My sourdough starter, Robert Breadford, has made one decent loaf in his short lifetime. It's not his fault, Mr Breadford is bubbly and lively when the time requires, but I let him down every time. Although I love making bread, sourdough is proving to be my white whale – my number one baking challenge. Unfortunately,… Continue reading Day 221 – Sourdough pancakes

Day 220 – Mentalism Magic

Magic is fascinating to me. Like most people, I love to try and work out how the trick is done, yet always come up short. There was a TV show on when I was growing up called Breaking the Magician's Code: Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed and I used to really enjoy sitting in front… Continue reading Day 220 – Mentalism Magic

Day 219 – Freerice game

Yesterday, I did a 24 hour fast. Choosing not to eat for a day is a massive privilege, especially when more than 1 in 9 people in the world are hungry. World hunger is a global problem, and with the rise of COVID-19, is only getting worse. Donating to food banks is one way of… Continue reading Day 219 – Freerice game

Day 218 – 24 hour Fast

After weeks of Puff the Bakery school baking I was starting to feel the effects of the increased butter and sugar in my diet. I realised I needed to give my body a bit of a break, and so, whilst the weather is too hot to have the oven on, I'm going to have a… Continue reading Day 218 – 24 hour Fast

Day 217 – Mars Rover Project

This title makes it seem like I've been doing bigger things than I have! With that being said, spending the afternoon looking at pictures of Mars was pretty cool. I've written about Zooniverse before, an online volunteering programme I've used to monitor penguin numbers, and transcribe anti-slavery letters, and think it's a fantastic resource to… Continue reading Day 217 – Mars Rover Project

Day 216 – Food Photography

If you've been following along with me, you've probably noticed the increase in food posts over the past month or so. That's because I've been learning how to make some amazing and delicious foods such as lemon meringue pie and galette des rois on a pastry course run by the fantastic Puff the Bakery. Naturally,… Continue reading Day 216 – Food Photography

Day 215 – Torrijas

A couple of days ago I made milk bread/Shokupan and it has been the gift that keeps on giving. Not only have I made super soft burger buns with the dough, but I've also made cinnamon swirls and a couple of loaves of bread. Today, I'm using what remains of the bread to make yet… Continue reading Day 215 – Torrijas

Day 214 – Two-ingredient mousse

Today's new thing was a panicked, last-minute one. I had planned to do some stargazing, but the previously sunny weather decided to cloud over right around dusk. Luckily, I'd had the recipe for a two-ingredient mousse saved for what feels like forever, ready and waiting to be tested. We used to have lunch out most… Continue reading Day 214 – Two-ingredient mousse

Day 213 – Lemonade

We've been having a bit of a heatwave here in Frankfurt, and today was set to be 35C. In normal years this temperature wouldn't be too out of the norm for the Summer, but this year the weather has been a lot cooler, so it's fair to say we're not quite used to the blazing… Continue reading Day 213 – Lemonade