Saffron Buns

I have had the best and busiest weekend creating in the kitchen. For the past four Sunday's I've been doing one of Bread Ahead bakery's Bakers Series courses which has been a fantastic way to regularly get bread making in the kitchen - my favourite thing to do. This week however I also took part… Continue reading Saffron Buns

Paratha

Every now and again I make something new and I wonder how I've managed to get this far in my life without having them before. Paratha, specifically the Ottolenghi ones that I made for the first time, have filled a flatbread shaped hole in me I never knew I had. Ok, I make a lot… Continue reading Paratha

Molecular Mixology

Ok, now we're mixing things up! Dry January is behind us, another four weeks of lockdown (at least) are in front of us, it's definitely time to start experimenting with alcohol to create something new. I have to be honest, molecular gastronomy (think Heston Blumenthal) has never appealed to me. I can appreciate it from… Continue reading Molecular Mixology

Macarons

There comes a point on a Friday afternoon when I get a baking itch. Things have started to wind down, ready for the weekend and I crave a quick project to tinker away on in the kitchen that will give same-day results. I never want anything too labour intensive, but I love whipping up a… Continue reading Macarons

Jane Fonda Workout

We're experiencing a very cold snap here in Frankfurt at the moment. Whilst last week we had lovely 9C days, it's suddenly jumped to -10 with a windchill of -17. Just a little different! It does normally get cold in the winter, but in my nearly 9 years of living here, I've not experienced such… Continue reading Jane Fonda Workout

American Football

I looked through my list of new things last week and realised sadly that there's a lot of sports events still to tick off. Understandably, I've not been able to get to any for at least a year, but I've been diligently trying to tick them off by finding some live and online. During 2020… Continue reading American Football

Hardest Puzzle on the Internet

Puzzles are great, aren't they? I love getting stuck into any sort of puzzle, trying to use logic to decipher the right answer. I got very into Picross last year after trying it as a new thing, and I had great fun trying an Escape Room at home, but now I wanted to stretch my… Continue reading Hardest Puzzle on the Internet

Catan Dice Game

Up until last year, I was quite dismissive of board games. Like many, I grew up on a steady diet of Snakes and Ladders, Ludo and Monopoly until the siren's call of video games and The Sims lured me away. Sure, I flirted with the idea of playing more board games last year, and I… Continue reading Catan Dice Game

Anzac Biscuits

This has been a busy week for new things, not only did I make my placemats with my new sewing machine, but I also made Tim Tams in an Intro to Australian Baking course by Bread Ahead. That wasn't enough though, I couldn't stop at just making the delicious chocolatey and crunchy Tim Tams biscuits,… Continue reading Anzac Biscuits

Tim Tams

I would definitely consider myself adventurous with food and love trying out the famous dishes and baked goods from countries all over the world. Last year I not only went to Japan, Korea, and the Middle-East with my kitchen adventures, but also Nigeria, Russia, and Finland. I like to think I'm culinary well-travelled, but one… Continue reading Tim Tams