Category Archives: cake

F.U.N.E.X

Meringues beget egg yolks which guarantee the survival of Nigella’s Egg Yolk Sponge Cake. The mountain of summer fruit which we have been tasked to eat grows riper and more seductive with each sun filled hour, exacerbating the need for … Continue reading

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Every picture does not tell this story..

There are occasions when only words will tell the story, not necessarily momentous occasions, although with the passing years I treat the moment of waking each day as increasingly momentous, but simple daily events that move me. Eating a very … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Apricot jam, apricots, burrata, cake, Cheese, Cream, creme fraiche, desserts, Digital photography, Excellence, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Herbs and Spices, Italian food, lifestyle, Mediterranean food, Mint, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, sea salt, summer, tomatoes, Uncategorized, Vendee, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments

Soft centred Sundae…..

There is such a silence this Sunday morning. Even the birds are in quiet contemplation. The soft hum of the computer and the click clack of the keyboard ┬áis all that breaks the hush. Once it would have been the … Continue reading

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A little piece…

There’s not a lot left of 2012. Within a few hours it will have been consigned to history, albeit a very clear history owing to the millions of instagrams, billions of tweets and trillions of irrevocable, bare assed, Facebook entries … Continue reading

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The unbearable lightness of sponge….

The winsome Nigella, if winsome is the word, has never been high on my list of favourite cookery writers. Perfectly formed and polished to a high shine she glides like an iceberg, only the top third of her ever visible, … Continue reading

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Riding along in my automobile…..

With no particular place to go would not be completely truthful, but in between the particular places to which I had to go there were the opportunities to take pictures. The landscapes in the South Vendee never cease to amaze … Continue reading

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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

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The Curate’s Cake…

As with the Curate’s egg, this cake was good in parts. The reason for the incompleteness of this delicious recipe, a marmalade cake which originates in the current issue of Jamie Magazine, was a sad lack of concentration. It is … Continue reading

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In reply to the call for chocolate…

Today has involved creative work of a different kind. Jenny and I have been dismantling perfectly nice pieces of old furniture and distressing them. I’ve never thought of getting rid of stress by distressing something else. Destressed by distress is … Continue reading

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Well, that just puts the cherry on the cake…..

The oven is dead, long live the oven. In the words of Ambrosiana -” that puts the cherry on the cake” – a strangely┬áinappropriate phrase as making a cake is not on the cards at the moment, and also a … Continue reading

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