Upcycling

It's hard to be sustainable all the time. I'm always conscious of reducing my food waste (one-third of all food produced for human consumption is wasted every year), I prefer travelling by train (when travelling was a thing I could do), and I take care of and love the clothes I have rather than keep… Continue reading Upcycling

Fougasse

As you probably know, I tried many, many new things last year: some good, some bad, and some I didn't get quite right. There's a few that I'm happy to leave behind and accept I didn't get it right first time, but some eat away at me until I have to try them, again and… Continue reading Fougasse

Laksa

The first hopeful spring days have arrived here in Frankfurt. After what seems like an endlessly long and dark winter, the sun has finally got its act together and made a very welcome appearance the past few days. Although winter is my favourite season (I love getting cosy under a blanket and hunkering down for… Continue reading Laksa

Thukpa

Another week, another new food to make. I've cut down on sugar for lent which is a whole...thing, so I've had to put my long list of sweet bakes to try to one side for a while, but that means I can dive into my equally long list of new dishes to try. Today's lucky… Continue reading Thukpa

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

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

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

Day 365 – Doughnuts

I've tried to schedule some of the big bakes for my last couple of new things. After croissants and pain au chocolat, the other thing I really wanted to try making this year was doughnuts. I like a doughnut now and again, but my husband loves them and I thought it would be a really… Continue reading Day 365 – Doughnuts

Day 348 – Made Crumpets

Oh, this year has been a long one, hasn't it? It's nearly been a full year since I was back home in the UK and I'm really starting to miss it. Of course I miss my family most of all, but it's also the little home comforts from my home country that come with any… Continue reading Day 348 – Made Crumpets