Great British Bake Off

23 Mar 19
Old Bachelor, New Tricks

A link to the recipe right here at the top of things, because who wants to slog through a ton of copyrightable text when you’ve got a tasty breakfast to make? Well, I hope you do eventually, but I know that sometimes you don’t want to take the time. Thing is, I don’t really have a […]

22 Mar 19
Me, myself and eye

So here I am, I made it to the other side and a different adventure begins here. I genuinely feel that writing is helping me process everything that is happening so please forgive me as I ramble my way through (oh and please forgive the typing… my excuse is that I only have one eye […]

22 Mar 19
Cairn Of Dunn Croft

By Andy Williams. Let’s face it, swales are exciting. It’s one of the things that really engages people when they first come across permaculture design, and with good reason. They’re easily constructed even with hand tools, don’t require inputs or maintenance if properly installed and really work. Swales have become somewhat unfashionable lately however, with […]

22 Mar 19
Sur La Jante

Club Run, Saturday, 16th March 2019 My ride (according to Strava): Saturday morning kicked off as it was forecast to continue, an indeterminate, ever-changing mix of snow, sleet and rain, bitter cold and, to top it all, increasingly gusting winds. It was going to be constantly wet. It was going to be freezing cold. It […]

22 Mar 19
The Australian

In the cutthroat realm of reality TV, Wanted Down Under is a survivor. A daytime fixture that has just finished its 13th season, the BBC documentary follows Britons contemplating relocating to Australia or New Zealand. Equal parts travel, property and life-makeover program, it has a rival — A New Life in Oz, on Channel 5.

22 Mar 19
TEEN SERVICES DEPOT

Baking shows such as Nailed It and Great British Bake Off are very popular among all ages but you don’t have to be an expert to teach the basics. You also don’t have to spend lots of money on a presenter. My co-worker and I taught ourselves how to do BASIC cookie and cake decorating. […]

22 Mar 19
Laser Falcon

There is a Wikipedia article called ‘List of music considered the worst’. Imagine being on that list. Imagine writing a song in 1953 so bad that fifty years later, someone adds it to a compilation of the worst songs in human history. But what is the worst song on that list? Which song will be crowned the WOAT in the first (and only) Laser Falcon World Cup of Shit Songs 2019™ officially sponsored by McVitie’s™?

22 Mar 19
Galley Pirates

I am always looking for good dessert options that require neither complex equipment (there are actually some times when good old-fashioned winch-arm-power and manual beaters do not replace a stand-up or otherwise electric mixer) or a freezer (soooooo many good ice cream/sorbet/granita recipes!) — and these fit the bill.  They aren’t like the blondies you […]

21 Mar 19
Dr.Lamba's Awakening Call

What we eat now is a greater cause of disease and death in the world than either tobacco or alcohol. In 2015 around 7 million people died from tobacco smoke, and 2.75 million from causes related to alcohol, but 12m deaths could be attributed to “dietary risks” such as diets low in vegetables, nuts and […]

21 Mar 19
Screen Scholars

Our March Madness series chugs along, now with two tournaments in another themed series: reality programming. Now, we don’t discuss reality television here, much (and, two Bravo shows will turn up later, in another division) but there’s plenty of scripted programming on television, and it turns out, plenty of it is watched by us! (Not Survivor, […]

21 Mar 19
The Niseach Chef

When it came to choosing a pudding for this weeks blog post, I got all excited about what I wanted to choose but the more I thought about it, the harder it got. It was like choosing of the menu in a restaurant and the waiter/waitress is looking at you after they’ve taken everyone else’s […]

21 Mar 19
EJECTOR SEAT : Abandon Hope! All Ye Who Enter!

All children old enough to be able to put a cross in a box should be given the right to vote. This much is obvious, so much so that it has now become a now a key, flagship policy of the Monster Raving Loony Party which, according to the self-mythologizing leader of the Party, means […]

21 Mar 19

Mary Berry can bake. Mary Berry can cook. Mary Berry can host a television show. But, did you know that Mary Berry can play the drums…sort of? Our love for the matriarch of British baking has reached epic proportions after she made an appearance at her first-ever music festival last summer. In what could have […]