On the menu – Detroit Pizza, Seed Topped Porridge and Pumpkin Pasta

Friday This is Detroit Pizza from Miguel Barclay’s Super Easy One Pound Meals. You’re meant to cook it on a smaller baking sheet, to get the proper rectangle shape but I didn’t have one the right size so I free formed it, I think it’s pretty rectangular. Anyway, living up to the book’s title, this…

Sneak peek – week 2 – Inktober

  This week on Lisa Congdon’s Creativebug Inktober course, it’s been flowers, some I’ve absolutely loved doing and I’ve been really pleased with the result, others have been distinctly meh, but still, I am still absolutely loving working with ink.

On the menu – Roasted Butternut Squash Bowl with Queso

Wednesday This is an adapted version of Minimalist Baker’s Butternut Squash Bowl with queso adapted from this (non-vegan) recipe from Recipe Tin Eats. I was making this quickly / didn’t have all the spices, so if I were making this again, I would definitely add more spices but either way it’s delicious and that queso,…

On the menu – Can’t Go Wrong Chocolate Cake

Sunday I made Mary Berry’s Can’t Go Wrong Chocolate Cake from her book, Fast Cakes and boy did it not go wrong, it was really easy to make and absolutely delicious, light and fluffy, gorgeous icing (and normally my icing is so dodgy) and not too chocolate-y (K doesn’t like overly chocolate-y cakes, S only…

September 2018 books

Vox by Christina Dalcher My rating: 3 of 5 stars Vox was …. okay, I didn’t really gel with the main character and particularly in one scene when she discovers something but only realises what she’s discovered chapters later …. this woman was meant to be a scientist and the discovery was pretty obvious, it…

Sneak peek – more intarsia mountain blanket

I’m still loving working on the Intarsia Mountain Blanket by Hands Occupied, I’m still making mistakes (and it’s difficult to photograph at the moment), if you look at the Hands Occupied link above, you knit it top down and I’m currently on the tip of the dark red mountain. It’s lovely to be introducing such…

September 2018 photos

Aside from the photos from my two canal walks, my only real photos of note this month were from the London Design Festival. Above is an installation that was in Trafalgar Square, which I particularly liked. I wonder if the designer was particularly banking on how grey London can get because the orange of the…

Paddington to King’s Cross by the Regent’s Canal

I carried on my canal walking from where I left off last time and walked from Paddington Basin to King’s Cross, mostly by the Regent’s Canal, I say mostly because I had to take a number of detours, notably around Camden, so the walk was less straightforward than my Grand Union Canal walk (although less likely, although…

On the menu – Couscous Salad

Friday Above is Couscous Salad with Herbs and Walnuts from River Cottage Veg Everyday. It was nicer than I had imagined it to be (not normally that much of a fan of giant couscous).