Days 1-4 were spent in California, spread between Los Angeles and San Diego. The ‘cuisine’ we encountered was varied – from cheap ‘n’ tasty Japanese sets in Little Tokyo, LA, to cheap ‘n’ stodgy hotdogs in San Diego. (more…)

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The past month has seen a fair bit of baking happen at my house, for no reason other than I’m bored.

As these haven’t filled the brief of ‘What shall I have for dinner?’ I haven’t been posting them, but today I was bored (and baking) and thought a nice little round up of my month in baking might be in order. Another benefit of actually posting as I’m baking? When someone asks for the recipe “for those delicious oat cookies you made the other day” I’d actually know where the hell it came from! (I suffer from a rare disorder – recipe amnesia.)

Please excuse the lack of photos for some of the offerings – it can be hard to handle a camera when you’re busy stuffing your face with baking!

So, brace yourself for an onslaught of sugar…

First up, Bread, Butter, Berry Teacake and Brownies. Does butter count as baking? I’m not sure, perhaps it should be put in the slightly more broad category of Farmyard Fixin’s? (more…)

After much nagging from my workmates, I’ve finally gotten around to baking Whoopie Pies. WTF are Whoopie Pies, I hear you ask? Well, basically, they’re cupcakes, but with the icing in the middle rather than on the top. Awesome idea, right? Really stupid name though… (more…)