Spicy Squash Soup with Bacon

November 27, 2012

You might think it strange, but November is actually one of my favourite months of the year. There is so much colour with all the rusty leaves on the ground, and a sense of anticipation in the air coming up to Christmas. It’s a month of soups, stews, open fires and wrapping up warm on cold winter walks. Even though January and February have much the same weather, I’m almost bored of it by then. Having just arrived Seattle, I too am full of anticipation. Continue Reading…


Lemon Posset

November 20, 2012

Sometimes, there really is not enough hours in the day. I often find it hard to make time to make dessert. Right now, I have only two more sleeps until I go to Seattle. I still seem to have quiet a lot of things to do, and am short on both time and cooking equipment! I’m really looking forward to having all my kitcheny bits back. This lemon posset was a dream to make, requiring only four ingredients and no special tools. Continue Reading…


Clementine and Almond Cake

November 9, 2012

Clementines are at their very best right now, and once I start eating them I find it really hard to stop.  I managed to keep some back this week to make this scrumptious Clementine and Almond cake. This cake is packed full of almonds and citrusy zest and is the perfect guilt free treat. The edges of this cake have a delicious caramelised orange flavour and the centre is beautifully moist and nutty. I love the fact that this cake is not too sweet. It is rather healthy in fact, as it contains no butter or flour.

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Potato and Thyme Stacks

November 3, 2012

At home, we always seem to run out of pepper, you see, my Dad likes to have enormous amounts of pepper on everything. He puts so much pepper on his food that most meals start with a massive bout of sneezing. It’s always been called ‘black cap’ in our house which makes it sound more like an illicit drug than a condiment. Continue Reading…


Bakewell Squares

October 26, 2012

When I shipped off all my clothes and paraphernalia last week, I have to say I felt very liberated. I did a massive purge of stuff that was past it’s sell by date and bits that I rarely use. I was feeling very Zen and minimalist. This week, however, I began to feel a tad lost and bereft of my things. Continue Reading…

About Stasty

Seattle, Here I come!

October 22, 2012

In just one months time I will moving to Seattle. It’s an enormous adventure and an exciting new chapter in our lives. Having been for a visit, I fell in love with Pike Place market and all the little farmers makers dotted around Woodinville and Kirkland. We ate out and discovered so many great restaurants and the best Vietnamese I’ve had outside Vietnam. Continue Reading…