Monthly Archives: January 2012

British Airways: taking appalling service to new lows

British Airways never fails to amaze me. Even when I think I’ve encountered the worst of the worst, and lowered my expectations further, they continue to lower the bar. It’s quite something. Note to self: never, ever book with this … Continue reading

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Potato bread, and a lovely soup

My potato bread for the ITJB challenge came out so unphotogenic that I can’t show you the loaves here. It would just be mean and unfair on them. They’re sweet and chewy and light, all the lovely things that potato … Continue reading

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ITJB: Honey-wholewheat challah

(Warning: technical baking-geek post). I bake challah pretty regularly and I’ve been meaning to try it out with a pre-ferment, so that’s what I did when I made the honey-wholewheat challah for the In The Jewish Bakery challenge. I find … Continue reading

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Betty’s Bay

This summer holiday started in October 2010, when I decided I wanted to go stay somewhere pretty in December of that year. The holiday accommodation places all laughed me off the phone. Apparently, you can’t book anything for December after … Continue reading

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Florentines

Unsurprisingly, I’ve never hosted Christmas before. So 2011 was a first. We had a wire-sculpture little tree with some tinsel piled on top like a gold Afro, and a waxen Buddha and a picture of Channukah candles, just to even … Continue reading

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