Category Archives: Brownies

a cake named Roger….

My mother once had a Pekinese dog whose given name was Brownie. As she did not have a memory for names she may well not have known that. I’m not sure whether this was because her mind was full of other much … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, Baking, Brownies, Brownies, Childhood, Childhood memories, Chocolate, Cooking, Digital photography, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Garden, Humour, Illusion, Photographic Prints, Photography, Reality, Recipes, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 37 Comments

Out of the darkness…

Smoke may get in your eyes but chocolate gets into your soul. My soul has appetites so there is always chocolate in the store cupboard lest my soul should go hungry. A small pile of thin, flat slabs of intense chocolate … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Baking, Brownies, Chocolate, Cooking, Cream, desserts, Digital photography, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Humour, Photography, photography course, Uncategorized, Wine, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 43 Comments

Hot chocolate virgin…

This country drips chocolate from every pore. In provincial France,  good chocolatiers are nearly as ubiquitous as shoe shops, which only sell grotesque shoes, opticians and dodgy hair dressers upon which trio the French economy appears to depend. The illusion … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Apricot jam, Art photography, baking, Baking, Brownies, Digital photography, Dogs, Expectation, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Hot choclate, Humour, Poodles, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 39 Comments

Dean Martin isn’t drinking any more…

The fact that he is no longer amongst the quick somehow deadens the segue “…..but he isn’t drinking any less.” I have been drinking less of late and I’ve noticed that life without a drip feed of Cotes de Rhone … Continue reading

Posted in baking, Brownies, Chocolate, Cooking, Cotes de Rhone, Digital photography, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, French countryside, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Toast, Writing | 26 Comments

How to cook a wolf….

“How to Cook a Wolf” by M.F.K Fisher has gone missing. It was on the bookshelves the last time that I looked for it, or to be more accurate, the time before the last time that I looked for it … Continue reading

Posted in baking, Brownies, cake, Chocolate, Cookery Writers, Cooking, Digital photography, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, friendship, M.F.K.Fisher, Mary Cadogan, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , | 30 Comments