Retro cakes & a bit of kitchen history

I am currently looking around for a new kitchen. The prices may vary hugely from shop to shop but the basics of the actual kitchen layout stay the same. The kitchen work triangle, a concept that designers still rely on today, was developed in the 1940’s by an extraordinary woman, Lillian Gilbreth. Lillian Gilbreth (Moller) […]

Secrets of a zucchini

Zucchini. Looks like a cucumber, tastes almost nothing and goes from kind of dry as raw state to extremely watery when cooked. I have to admit, it was never one of my favorite vegetables – until recently! I bought a spiral slicer from Naturata and started making raw salads with different tasty dressings based on […]

Christmas biscuits

A great way to while away an afternoon listening to Christmas tunes! Here are a few fun ideas for making biscuits. This Christmas tree is just stacked stars:  Or make a snowflake garland:   Here is the recipe for vanilla sugar biscuits, makes 24 large biscuits: Ingredients 225g unsalted butter 225g light brown sugar ½ […]