Cyprus tea leaf reading charity event – it’s all gone to the dogs!


So today was a slightly different Saturday than normal.... mostly we spend it catching up with "stuff to do" on the pc, paperwork and sometimes a little shopping. Instead, we spent our afternoon at A Taste of Britain coffee shop and delicatessen on the seafront near Parakklesia, Limassol. We had a tea leaf reading event …

My very first fruit smoothie


"Michele in the Kitchen" - make the most of it, it doesn't happen often.... But today, as I had some bananas starting to go a bit soft and lots of strawberries, I did a Google search for "how to make a smoothie?" Obviously it was very easy - because here is it is! My very …

It was an odd sort of day….


Sunday 2nd December 2012 started out okay with a drive around towards the Aphrodite Club and bowling green to catch up with our friends to see if they managed to kick their laptop into gear, but when we got there - they were out! We hung around a while chatting with their son about the …

The Best Brownies Ever


Mmmmmmmm, they sound delicious – but then again, I’m such a sucker when it comes to desserts 🙂

Putney Farm

Baking, in its purest form, is chemistry. Baking has rules, exact measurements, chemical reactions and controlled variables. Baking is science. But like many sciences, once you master the basics (after many, many reps), you begin to move into the realm of art. Each recipe is a canvas to be tuned and tweaked for new textures and flavors. New dishes emerge, but without undoing the fundamental chemistry of the dish. The hard science yields to something evolutionary. The magic seeps through. Those moments of evolution are rewarding for the cook, and the eater, alike.

And while it is a big leap to say we have the “best” anything, these brownies do represent Carolyn’s never-ending quest to pack as much chocolate into every brownie as is humanly (and scientifically) possible. When we say “best” chocolate brownies, we mean it. We are talking about a couple of pounds of chocolate, and chocolate in…

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