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Successful Sharp Knife Test

Successful Sharp Knife Test

Content Note: people of a nervous disposition should read no further, discussion of blood and body horror below. For years, I’ve lived without owning any sharp knives. Or, if they once were sharp, that memory has long since been lost in time. Maybe they were sharp when I first bought them, along with the sharpening […]

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Inside a Franglish Pantry: Attempting to...

Inside a Franglish Pantry: Attempting to make a ‘brioche vendéenne’

I’ve wanted to learn how to make brioche for ages but like most people I’ve assumed it was completely out of my reach as an amateur home baker (i.e. not suitable for The Great British Bake-Off in a million years). I’ve also fallen for a special kind of brioche called a ‘gâche’, which is traditionally […]

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How my roar turned into a whimper

How my roar turned into a whimper

A quick post from me today; it is half-term and having my teacher husband home has disrupted my life in a good way but it means I haven’t had much time to sit down and write – well, that is what I tell myself anyway. I could more truthfully perhaps blame my Kindle: I have […]

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