Back-seat Baking: Chocolate Ginger Cupcakes

Last week I decided that I wanted to actually make something for Sarge for Valentine's Day.  Or at least watch someone else do it.  Because the last time I tried to make something, the red stuff wasn't food-colouring.  But it was iron- enriched. Anyway, I'm looking up baking ideas, and my PA suggests Martha Stewart.  … Continue reading Back-seat Baking: Chocolate Ginger Cupcakes

Back-seat Baking: Chocolate Maple Syrup Brownies

I got Sarge a slow-cooker for Christmas.  It was not used in the making of these brownies.  Recipe adapted from another found on the internet. Ingredients: ½ stick unsalted butter 1 large bar (100g) of dark chocolate (we used Green and Black's 70% cocoa, because it’s tasty.) 4 eggs 1 pinch salt 1 ½ cups … Continue reading Back-seat Baking: Chocolate Maple Syrup Brownies

Back-seat Baking: Cider Doughnuts

There is Christmas shopping to be done, but I didn’t want to go out on Saturday.  Strange, me not wanting to go out.  I embraced this feeling and spent time reading books and poems, sometimes aloud. Sarge went out and came home with a haircut and a bottle of Kahlúa.  And ingredients for a Backseat … Continue reading Back-seat Baking: Cider Doughnuts

Back-seat Baking: Adventures in Chocolate

Remember when I said I didn’t bake?  Well, I’ve decided I’ll watch other people do it, and record the process/results.  I’ll call the series Back-seat Baking, and I thank Sarge for the name suggestion. And so. Sarge brought home a box of cookie mix and a bag of marshmallows yesterday. ‘Do you mind if I … Continue reading Back-seat Baking: Adventures in Chocolate

I Am Not a Cook

I just finished a rather lovely dinner that Sarge made.  I eat, but I don’t cook.  Last night, while watching Life Is Beautiful for the first time (what took me so long?), I ate another meal Sarge made.  And I cried.  Twice.  But that was the film, and had nothing to do with his cooking.  … Continue reading I Am Not a Cook