A Year and Change – looking back on my first year in the USA.

I couldn’t have found a more appropriate film title than this one, I’m now a year into my new life in the USA and things are still changing. … More A Year and Change – looking back on my first year in the USA.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – how to make your cake and eat it!

We had a busy week with eldest step-child’s 18th birthday and a new addition to the family . See the themed cake I made and meet the fantastic beast himself. … More Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – how to make your cake and eat it!

Sourdough Bread

Now I’m settling into my life here, I thought it was time I started baking again.  I decided to start with bread, as I find the bought bread here in the US overly sweet and oddly textured. My sour dough starter was a gift from my sister and I brought “her” across, frozen,in my suitcase, … More Sourdough Bread

Friday Food – Butternut and Nut Butter soup – Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall

This is one of my favourite ever soups, and sadly not available on the River Cottage website anymore. It is from his book River Cottage Everyday, which is one of my favourite cook books and well worth buying. Luckily instead of having to dig out my cook book and type it up, thanks to the … More Friday Food – Butternut and Nut Butter soup – Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall