Category: food

The office has no kettle. Two floors above the office is a kitchen, which will give me free “tea” or hot water, and in the office is a sachet-based “coffee” delivery system which does not deliver hot water on its…

There are three parts to create a roast dinner. There are the People, the Food and the Plan. If you live with the people you’re planning on feeding, you might be able to assume they’ll be around when the food…

Victoria Sponge try 1 Originally uploaded by Aquarion 8oz Butter + 8oz Sugar, and blend. +4 eggs, and mix. +8oz flour, and mix. split into two cake tins. 20mins @180, and stand. Jam and whipped cream. If you don’t whip…

So, I was going to go to SXSW this weekend, but I lost the company iPhone, so I didn’t have the money for the tickets. Woe. Cancelled. So, I was going to Scotland this weekend, but Stuff Happened. Woe. Cancelled.…

I’m moving house again. Today I spent two hours looking at houses, and five deliberating which one to actually move in to. There is a genetic trait in my family, when worried or stressed, bakery happens. So. Having weighed up…

It is a truth universally acknowledged that any man of drinking age who has recently moved to London will be looking for a local pub. In this city “Local” isn’t very much a function of geography, as a pub that…

So, in my willingness to try new things, Tescos managed to sell me a bottle of Carpe Diem Botanic Water. It is water with herbs in it. I bought the “revitalising” version, which contains Galangal, Ginger, Cardamom, Elderflower, Quince, Rose…

Today, I did this: I made pancakes. I used to be terrible at pancakes – Ben always made them – but this is how you make pancakes: Fail. Lots. You need a decent sized frying pan – non-stick – a…

Let there be servers, humming in key. Let there be daemons, programmed in C. Let there be hard drives All with backups. Let there be printers. Running off cups. Let there be desktops, Graphics and text. Some on ubuntu, some…

There is an advantage to living with other people. There are several, in fact. One of the advantages, for example, for living back home with my family is that my brother is far better at making pancakes than I am.…