1st birthday carrot cake


The Moo turned one last Saturday and, being relatively new to the kiddie-scene, I made an enthusiastic cake for the occasion. Not much of a baker, I started the project … Read the rest

Fish Risotto

Not the best pic, but it tasted good.

It’s only been a year or so since my last post. Since then, I’ve had a daughter (The Moo), changed a lot of nappies, lost a lot of sleep, eaten … Read the rest

The importance of slimline stemware….


A bun in the oven has meant that tasty alcoholic beverages are no longer the free-flowing extravaganza they once were. And this has made me somewhat more discerning when it … Read the rest

Dog’s dinner


A recent spate of babies being born amongst my friends has led to Scrabble (my border terrier) putting on a few pounds. She has managed to work out that, by … Read the rest

Sultana and Walnut Eggy Bread


“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”

“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”Read the rest

San Sebastián (and three pinxtos bars not to be missed)

The real deal

Pix, the popular London chain of tapas restaurants that takes its inspiration from the Basque pinxtos bars of San Sebastián (known as Donostia in Basque) and recently opened a … Read the rest

Porky or preggers?


As the world and his wife slurp their way through another mulled wine fest and champagne corks whizz past my ears, I figure there aren’t many advantages to being pregnant … Read the rest

Geeta’s Premium Mango Chutney – no curry complete with out it!

Geeta's Premium Mango Chutney

No curry is complete without a good lashing of mango chutney, which serves to add or temper the spice levels of the curry in question while adding a welcome dash … Read the rest

Banana Bread


There were three rather sad, brown and mushy looking bananas lurking in the fruit bowl, inviting only one thing: banana bread. I adapted this recipe slightly and it worked brilliantly. … Read the rest

Christmas Cards by The Lady Bites

Hand illustrated Christmas Cards

Jiminy Cricket. It’s October already and the year has flown by. Fortunately for those early birds already thinking of Christmas cards, The Lady Bites is once again selling her own … Read the rest