Tag: culinary misadventures

Shakespeare: The Aftermath

There are a lot of posts I need to write.  I need to write the gargantuan photographic post about Pericles (NB: There was definitely enough food.).  I need to write about going to the market and finally – finally! –…

How not to follow a recipe…

I’m slightly overwhelmed by other projects today, so here’s an old post from my other online journal that I ran across while looking for something else and found amusing.  Hopefully, you’ll find it amusing too. Fontina, Cima di Rape and…

Recipe: Garlic Fudge

Many years ago, I purchased a cookbook called Garlic, Garlic, Garlic!.  I purchased it pretty much for the sake of one recipe, garlic fudge.  I figured that garlic fudge was not a recipe I was going to find anywhere else,…

Vegan Marshmallow attempt #2

In the immortal words of 1066 And All That, it’s magnificent, but it’s not the railway station.  Which is to say that I did, in fact, succeed in making confectionery this time, and it even tastes good.  I just didn’t…

Proof of concept?

It turns out that I can make marshmallows. It also transpires that I can make an unbelievable mess in the kitchen and emerge covered in a mixture of cornflour and icing sugar. This is not as tasty as it sounds.…

In which I am unintimidating

I visited my brother and sister-in-law today for lunch.  We had Mexican food, cooked by my brother, followed by cupcakes, cooked by my sister-in-law, who expressed what I hope was humorous concern about baking cakes for me. Fortunately, I came…