CAKE

We all know cake is my nemesis – burnt tops, sunken middles, epic cooking times.. But it was my niece’s 4th birthday last week and she wanted a Rapunzel Cake. Apparently its now a Disney thing and the film’Tangled’ took our beloved Brother’s Grim story and made it popular with the current under 5’s (things…

Shorbat Adas

I love winter! Dark nights warmed by the fire, frost in the morning and big cosy jumpers. The drop in temperature is the perfect excuse to make some warming soup. For me, whenever I need something comforting I make Shorbat Adas – lentil soup. My father taught me how to make this. Traditionally made in…

The Good Guest

Is it OK to bake even if you fail? Is it the thought that counts? I seem to have more failures than successes when it comes to baking cakes. Friday was no exception! I’m going away for a week and despite his promises I know my husband won’t eat any of the vegetables in the…

All change

In August I decided to take a sabbatical from hospital medicine to find out what really makes me happy. The first month was full of panic and regret, days spend on the sofa mourning my loss of purpose, then as I recovered from what have been an exhausting two years as a junior doctor I…