GBBO week 5 – sticky gingerbread

For this week’s Bake Off, spices were on the menu, with ginger as the signature bake. The last time I made a ginger cake it was Parkin for fireworks night last year, and it was frankly a bit of a disaster. But I still fancied the idea of a sticky gingerbread that gets stodgier the […]

Happy Thai New Year – green curry, pork patties and coconut ice cream

I do like a culinary theme. It gives me the chance to get my thinking cap on and dream up new recipes (not that I need much of an excuse to think about food), and if I start to feel guilty about eating too much I can blame this blog … it’s all in the […]

Is little and often really the way to go?

Last week was my first attempt to curb my evening chocolate snacking by eating little and often throughout the day. Usually I eat my weekday breakfast (porridge made with skimmed milk, mixed with a grated apple and cinnamon) before 8am, and then don’t eat again until 1pm when I have my packed lunch (soup with […]