Best Ever Cauliflower Curry (No, really)

Cauliflower was on clearance and lo, a miracle was bestowed upon us. Sarcasm aside, cauliflower has some image issues. It can be delicious but it’s too starchy for most go-to veg jobs and too veg-y for those diet listicles that always turn up around New Years: “replace shredded cheese on your favorite dish with crumbled … Continue reading

Luxurious & Light Turkey Soup

It’s that time. You’ve eaten all the best bits and now some tired husks of brown meat are languishing in your fridge destined for the bin. You’re sick of holiday-rich flavors and you need to save up room for the glut of holiday cookies which will arrive any day now. But languish no more! Rescue … Continue reading

Festive (Quick & Easy) Fudge

Sometimes Christmas presents are a conundrum, but this year takes the cake: my future step-in-laws. The cousins, aunts and uncles of a Bean’s new(ish) step-siblings, including The Baroness (I’m not kidding, the whole affair is honestly out of a novel). I’ve met them twice, including at the wedding. It’s going to be a hoot and … Continue reading

Squash, the king of the season

The leaves are turning. The mornings are misty. I can see my breath when I sit in the window. …and I definitely have soup on the brain. This week, I bring you something sweet, but with bite. Something soft and romantic, with a hint of fiery passion. This is made for sharing on long, lazy … Continue reading

Comfort Soup for cold Autumn evenings

You know those days where it never stops raining? That first morning of autumn where your alarm goes off and it’s still dark outside? When the day ahead of you is filled with investments and contracts and not nearly enough Unicorns? Those days require autumnal fortitude. And Jimmy Stewart. Possibly also a killer peacoat and … Continue reading

Monster Cookies

Let’s be honest. I am no food blogger. I am too excited about eating my concoctions to stop and take nice photos. As curses go, it could be much worse. BUT, today, despite their hideousness, I feel compelled to share my latest baking adventure. After all, it’s okay if Monster cookies are a little, well, … Continue reading

New Season Salad

Spring in Britain requires a little bit of flexibility. Some days it’s 70 degrees and sunny. Some days it’s freezing hailstorms. Lots of days it’s both, usually in quick succession. I like all this variety. Keeps things busy and my world feels alive. Plus, I take it as a personal challenge. Can I possibly dress … Continue reading

The Perfect Bagel

I cannot profess to have made the perfect bagel. Not yet, anyway. But these were pretty damn fine if I do say so myself. Making them from scratch was easier than I expected and the results, while imperfect, have made every store bought bagel seem a pale reflection. Honestly. They taste like nothing else. So … Continue reading

Red Velvet Cake

We like unconventional traditions in our house. They break things up and add spice to our everyday. Every year for our birthdays, we do two things: One is our birthday getaway which I mentioned already, and the other is cake. I know, I know. Birthday cakes are totally old news. But since we started dating, … Continue reading

Cosy Winter Goodness

Can we talk about healthy? Feeling healthy is great. I am a preaching convert, always harping on about a life of fresh skin, enough sleep and lots of vitamins. Your grandmother was right about this, as with so many things. However, eating healthy to the point you feel deprived and crabby is just not worth … Continue reading