Bad cook

Bad cook

Confession time. Sometimes I’m a bad cook. Or maybe a lazy cook. I like cooking generally but sometimes I lose the mojo.The last month or so I’ve had lots of day job day swapping, a few weekends not at home, another few weeks and weekends with extra events...
The great lemon cake search

The great lemon cake search

My folks have a lemon tree that produces never ending founts of lemons. Which is great. Lemons are good. And one of my fave things to do with lemons is make lemon-y cake. Which means I’m always on the hunt for a great lemon cake. It’s harder than it...
Planning for fun – food

Planning for fun – food

Outside the usual categories of goals that I set at the start of each year, I try to set myself some fun goals to make sure I don’t vanish permanently into the writing cave.   So here are some food goals: 1. The cookbook plan – I love them but am...
Books for cooks

Books for cooks

If you read this blog and follow me elsewhere, you’ll know I like to cook. I also like cookbooks though I do try to be good and not buy all the pretties. But there have a been a couple lately that may have snuck into the house when I wasn’t looking....
A free treat for you for the holidays

A free treat for you for the holidays

So a bunch of St. Martin’s Press authors, including me, thought it would be fun to put together a holiday cookbook to giveaway to our readers. We’ve also been doing a facebook loop with giveaways etc which is still going, if you want to enter….my...

Winter baking

Still cold here in Melbourne and I’m still head down editing Playing Hard. Winter makes me want to bake (well, any time of year makes me want to bake but yummy spicy warm things in winter are extra good). Here’s a couple of things I’ve made lately....

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