Monthly Archives: May 2014


Scratch Recipe: Almond Pistachio & Rose Petal Brittle

Of questionable nutritious value but devilishly moreish, these clumps of nutty jaw-sticking naughtiness are divine. Another super easy throw together. You’ll notice a pattern here; I do have a fondness for ‘quick sticks cooking’.  And if it looks like you laboured over it for an eternity? Well you’ll still go […]

Peanut Brittle

What She Said – Rosalind Rathouse

I’m a sucker for authenticity.  It sounds a bit ‘white witchy-poo hippy’, but I tend to get ‘hunches’. I reckon I can tell if the wool around my eyes is being tugged too tightly.  Of course I may be dressing up a tendency to be judgemental as wisdom, and intuition, […]


Scratch Recipe: How to make Baba Ganoush 2

I don’t make the best baba ganoush I’ve ever eaten. This is not false humility.  I actually make a great baba ganoush, it’s just that somewhere in central London you’ll find a better baba ganoush than mine. It makes me a little tetchy to admit that, but there you have […]

Baba ganoush

Scratch Recipe: Honeycomb Chocolate Soldiers

This recipe for Honeycomb Chocolate Soldiers is a nostalgic nod to the gluttony of my youth.  In the general store my parents owned in Australia, the “Violet Crumble” was often used as payment for doing an after-school shift behind the shop-counter. A long slender bar of crisp, brittle honeycomb encased […]

Chocolate Honeycomb Recipe

Scratch Review: Granger & Co

I’ve always had a soft spot for Bill. Maybe it’s the shock of Aussie beachy blond hair. Or his cheeky grin lifted straight from the face of a naughty but endearing toddler. Or maybe it’s what appears to be his effortlessness in achieving that ‘perfect life’ that we all covet. […]