Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Month: January 2013

Baking for the Book Swap

I have knack for bringing everything I do back to food. A recent event I attended highlighted my preoccupation with baked goods in particular. But then, any event that involves a cake made of tomato soup is likely to get to the top of any conversation. But for me whether it’s holidays or rainy days I never have to dig too deep to find ways to think about, talk about or actually make food.  The event I attended on Thursday night was called Book Swap. It sounds pretty straight forward but it was anything but that. The brainchild of …

Endless cupcakes and enormous cake tins

The dust has finally settled after a whirlwind Christmas/New Year period. I haven’t mentioned Christmas because it was ruined. My whole family came down with influenza. We tossed and turned with fevers and delirious sleep for days. Luckily my mum, dad, brother and sister didn’t get the flu, they were able to celebrate an otherwise perfect Christmas unaffected by the lurgy.  The house looked like a scene from the wild west when we returned from Mum’s over Christmas. We only had a couple of days to do our laundry and pack our bags once again for our trip to France, …

Sojourn in the south of France

Travel can become a double-edged sword. The more you travel, the harder it is to achieve those precise moments of awe and amazement that you seek. But I like to think that instead of dulling my sensitivities, my travel experience has improved my ability to identify the beautiful and unique elements that differentiate this country from that one, the things that make a place special.

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We spent the new year period staying at a friend’s house in Cavaillon which is in the Vaucluse Department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in southeastern France. The converted barn replete with ancient timber beams …