I'm not exactly sure what drew me to Claud Fullwood's forthcoming book The Rations Challenge. Perhaps it was my general and ongoing interest in how to make even a small contribution to addressing climate change. Little did I know that this would turn out to be the perfect read for completely different reasons. As the blurb … Continue reading The Rations Challenge: Forty Days of Feasting in a Wartime Kitchen by Claud Fullwood
Last week I wrote about baking by hand my first ever loaf of bread. It was instantly addictive and so I was back in the kitchen this weekend to have another go. There is just something amazing about the alchemy of bread making. Yes, I know it is basic chemistry and that the active yeast … Continue reading “There is not a thing that is more positive than bread.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky. Part two of my bread making odyssey
I have been having great fun in the kitchen today. And the best bit about it? Eating the fruits of one's labours of course! For a while now I have been wanting to have a go at making bread. We have a perfectly good bread maker which we use occasionally. But having watched tons of … Continue reading Kitchen Capers: making my first ever loaf of bread
Today I have been doing some impromptu baking. It is ages since I last indulged my love of making cakes and yummy things. I enjoy cooking proper meals most nights (unless it is Hub's turn - he is an excellent cook). But there is nothing quite like throwing together a few ingredients which, only a … Continue reading Autumn Baking: Nothing Better!