Chocolate wedding cake

A few days ago Housemate Number 3 asked me what my favourite type of cooking was. ‘Baking,’ was my immediate answer. And after baking? ‘Er, pastry.’ And after that? ‘Probably back to baking.’

My fondness for baking has meant that some of my […]

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Sister Number One emails Merry Widows while drinking their fine wine

I was walking home on Friday – I know, how healthy am I? – when I walked past the Slow Food Marketon the South Bank, behind the Royal Festival Hall. I can’t resist a food market, and as […]

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Mint Ice Cream

One of the most useless gadgets I own is an ice cream maker. For 364 days of the year, it sits in the Sports Cupboard (named after all the golf clubs, rugby balls, roller skates, tennis rackets, shuttlecocks and other bits of sports equipment purchased, used once and then abandoned […]

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Juniper Green Organic London Dry Gin

A couple of months ago Mr B announced that he had found the perfect gin and tonic gin. He regularly makes announcements and they’re not always to be trusted, but this was one I couldn’t ignore. So we tried several of these […]

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Asda Smartprice Dry GIn

Just  in case you were wondering how cheap the gin for the Rhubarb gin should be, I went this cheap. At £6.98 for 70cl, I don’t think it’s possible to go cheaper, not even at Lidl.

Anyway, I bought […]

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"We endeavour to give people anything they ask for." "Including seed cake and muffins – yes, I see. To each according to his need – I see… Quite Marxian." Chapter 1, At Bertram’s Hotel

I remember the day I though my local library had run of […]

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