history of croissants

A Short History Of Nearly Everything… About Croissants

November 28, 2014

I think the record should be put out there, I will sell my soul for a good selection of pastries. When my sister and I were younger, we were normally the ones on breakfast duty when we camped in France, Germany and Italy. That meant getting up at an obscene time to beat all of […]


Honey, Honey…

September 8, 2013

…doo doo doo doo doo doo. Ah sugar, sugar. Honey is a wonderful thing, truly. All the way down to it’s molecular level it is blooming marvellous. So much so that I think it is worth a whole mini-post, dedicated to it’s honour. I was reading yesterday about how sealed jars of honey had been […]


Princess of Battenberg

June 24, 2013

What a title! Princess of cake, what a wonderful thing to behold. Anyway, Battenberg! You have these little lovebirds to thank for this glorious creation: Prince Louis of Battenberg and Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine. Well, I question the choice they may, or may not, have had in their matrimonial bliss, but I am […]


Chocolate: A Seriously Brief Overview

June 10, 2013

Chocolate is an infinitely huge industry. I’m not even going to attempt to pretend to know all of the ins and outs. It is, however, useful to know a few of the basic principles and processes that are associated with it. It means that you can make a more educated and informed decision when you […]