Maple roasted rhubarb

This week, on ‘Ridiculously easy and therefore dangerous desserts’, is one of my favourites.┬áIn Southern California, where our seasons are beyond comprehension to the layperson, rhubarb appears in the spring and fall, but only for a few weeks in each. I don’t know if it’s the same where you are. When it’s available, my favourite … Continue reading

Check yo’self

I was trying to think of all kinds of cool slang puns to do with fools. Like ‘check yo’self fool’ and ‘what’s happening fool’ and ‘whatchoo talkin’ about fool’. And then I remembered one day when I was hanging out with my brother and all his friends, and one of them said “that’s dope”, and … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Eskot!

Today (well, technically, in one hour), Scott turns 42. Here’s a picture of him on his 40th birthday with his best friend, the foraging Hedgehog (who had recently shaved his spines), mic in hand, singing along to Journey. Scott is a mensch. And because he is a mensch, I baked him a birthday cake. Well, … Continue reading

Nectarine custard cake

This post is a part of the Two for Tuesday blog-hop. Have I ever told you guys about my neighborhood in Los Angeles? I think it’s the best neighbourhood there is. The Farmer’s Market is a five-minute walk away. The Beverly Centre is two. It sits there and looms over me like a centinel of … Continue reading

Salted Caramel Ice Cream

When I was 13, my mum took me and my brother to France on holiday. We spent a few days in Paris, and then jumped on an overnight train and woke up in Nice. We stayed in this pink hotel with a pool and a tennis court. There was an American family staying there, with … Continue reading

Flan

After my parents divorced, my dad sold his business and moved to Spain. You could hardly blame him– being a sailor in England is a distinctly depressing occupation, and I have many memories of sitting on his boat on the river Crouch, staring at the brown mud around us, and the grey rain drizzling down, … Continue reading

Lavender-honey ice cream

I kinda have a thing for lavender. It started when I was at university in Santa Barbara. I was a junk-food vegan. That is, a person who is vegan who eats nothing but vegan junk foods– vegan cookies, vegan muffins, vegan pasta dishes– and assumes that they’re healthy because of the vegan label. On one … Continue reading

A salted caramel frozen yogurt recipe… or, ‘when life gives you a failed yogurt experiment’

I had ordered a few different cultures from http://www.culturesforhealth.com— a viili culture, and a matsoni yogurt culture. There are special instructions to make these things with raw milk, and in my excitement, I tried to get them going a bit faster by keeping them next to the stove. I didn’t realise at the time, but … Continue reading