Last night I headed to a PepTalk with Josie. The highlight was Lara Nobel's talk. She's an architect, carpenter and all round boss lady who, along with her boyfriend and carpentry trainer, designed and built a Tiny House . It was fascinating hearing her explain the design concepts behind the house and how different it is from a caravan! It is so great to see the tiny house idea burgeoning right . . .
Chances are that you, like me, have reached the point of Christmas overindulgence that it's all you can do to reach a hand pathetically into the bowl of chocolate almonds on the coffee table, or pick at the bits of leftover turkey straight from the fridge, maybe stopping to smear them with some cranberry sauce from the jar. We've been subsisting on leftovers for days: first it was plates of . . .
In a sky of clearest blue, there was a white trail of an aeroplane, fine and straight, not a sound and only my eyes to trace its slow passage. I took my first breath of salty Lisbon air as we stepped out of the shade of Santa Apolónia Station. On one side of me, a low, stone barrier following the road announced the nearness of the sea. On the other side, buildings seemed to topple down a hillside, . . .
I've been saving this recipe up for quite some time now. It's been hard, because I am really excited about this cake and this whole post because it's my first blogiversary!!!!!! A word that I've been looking forward to using for nigh on a year. Firstly, this chocolate cake is the best cake I know how to make. It has a ~secret ingredient~ that gives it its "close-textured" crumb (learnt that . . .