Author Archives: minsies


Found my login details.

I’ll be back to talk about food later.


two cakes, one (macaroni) salad

I never made my post about the English kitchen, and now we’ve moved, which solved the thing that was the most vexing about my previous kitchen, which is that the washing machine was in the kitchen. (These are the laundry arrangements for most houses here; dryers are not really a big thing unless you have kids.) Anyway, now we have a utility room (a small room off the kitchen which usually houses an extra sink and a washing machine and has extra storage) and no more washing in my kitchen.

So yay.

Anyway, it was recently my husband’s birthday so I made him some cake.¬† Continue reading

do I like fritters?

Yes, I love fritters!

weekly food (w/c 5 November)

I made three different things this week and all were good. Continue reading

Eggplant & chickpea stew

(From EatingWell, as was the previous recipe¬†– I tend to go down the rabbit hole with recipe sites; before this one, it was 101 Cookbooks. With that one, I probably made 25-30 different recipes from the site but never posted about them, so I’ll try to do a round-up post w/r/t that sometime in the near future.)

Eggplant & chickpea stew Continue reading

what we ate tonight (chili-brown sugar squash and pears)

We had chili-brown sugar squash and pears for dinner tonight and it was decent autumnal food (even reheated). Continue reading

this is the best cake

The best cake

The best cake ever

Cake cake cake

Chocolate stout cake

(I used Brains Original Stout because it makes me feel like I am a zombie)