Vanilla cheesecake gelato/ ice cream

The one with the gelato, a crying Italian woman and a ‘park’ Last summer we decided to go on an Italian adventure for our honeymoon. The Italians have always fascinated me with their chic fashion, passion for good food and wine, but with a slight edge that at some point their huge family might turn…

Chicken burger with coriander, mint and coconut sauce

The one with JFK’s, dancing and union street food… Let’s set the scene, a background track playing of Moby’s electronica, ambient beats, some heavy,  rap rock from some angry boys; Rage Against the Machine, to the pop punkers Blink 182 asking what’s their age again, finished off with the Latin lover Ricky Martin, living his…

Paneer Butter Masala curry

The one with the mouse nest, broken stuff and a curry… November brought a month of entertainment or you could call it something else. Happily driving along in my bright red, trusty French car until one day it decided to break on me, less than 100 metres from my house. No warning, no power and…

Pink iced buns

 The one with the commune, the school canteen and pink iced buns… Now back when I was getting an education, healthy eating guidelines for school were no where to be seen and there was no Jamie Oliver effect, yet. We lived in the era of grease coated pastry items, deep fried chips, sugar coated deep…

‘The Caterpillar’

  The one with the wedding, gin and the caterpillar So today is our first wedding anniversary, the day I became a Mrs. I can’t believe 365 days have passed where constant checking any weather forecasts with a hint of sunshine, crossing fingers like a crazy twitch, even considering a South American rain dance the…

Lemon meringue birthday cake

The one with the 37 birthdays, the stir fry and all the cakes So having a summer birthday in July doesn’t always guarantee you a yellow sun shiny day of celebrations, but it can often bring lots of fun and cake. Looking back over the 37 years of birthday fun, there has been a variety…

Summer berry and marshmallow ice cream (anytime ice cream)

    The one with the frozen peas, anytime ice cream and my grandad So ice cream… we have had a bit of a love and hate relationship over the years. Back in my waitressing days we sometimes had to be put into the kiosk to sell Cornish ice cream. Now initially there was the…