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  • Men Love Pies, Girls Like Hummus

    Today I baked a cake from Men Love Pies, Girls Like Hummus, a cookery book I borrowed from the library solely on the strength of its title. I borrowed three books: one by Gordon Ramsay that had at least one example of egregious copy-and-paste, a compendium of recipes from Epicurious, and Men Love Pies, Girls […]

  • Dirt Candy

    Last week when we went to the library, my wife picked up Dirt Candy, a cookbook from a fashionable New York vegetable restaurant. (Note that it’s a vegetable restaurant and not a vegetarian restaurant, as the author and chef takes pains to point out. The former celebrates the wonders and tastes of things you dig […]

  • The Zen of Taco

    While we were in Seattle, I bought Isa Does It, a book of vegan recipes. Alone in the house without my wife to cook me tacos, I extracted a recipe from the book and attempted it.

  • Wholewheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

    For my first post I thought a nice cookie recipe would be the right way to go. My husband is British and he has given me the impression that all Brits require dessert after every lunch and dinner for a meal to be complete. Now I have been remiss in providing my husband with the […]

  • Gingerbread cupcakes and their part in my downfall

    My wife baked this evening, choosing one of my favourite cakes, a soft and moist ginger bread from the Miette cookbook. It requires a can of stout and some molasses, and when it’s baking the flat is filled with the glorious smell of ginger.

  • Breakfast Bar

    My wife found this somewhere while trawling through Pinterest one day, and it’s become a staple part of our breakfast. Hopefully one day we can provide correct attribution to the original author. Breakfast bar Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 45 mins Total time: 55 mins Serves: 6 Ingredients 1-2 apples, chopped One punnet of […]

  • Sweet Potato Cakes

    Last night my wife cooked the sweet potato cakes from Thomas & Lim’s The Feed Zone Cookbook; the cookbook I received as a belated Christmas present last week. The recipe is very easy, the only thing to be aware of is how sticky the patties get; make sure when forming them that your hands are […]