In the kitchen: baking mince piesĀ 

I have a love-hate relationship with mince pies. I actually (whisper it!) don’t much care for mincemeat. But there is something so wonderfully festive about eating a mince pie, preferably warm and with some sort of boozy cream on top, that I still enjoy them. Strictly in December only, mind. With that in mind, Frida…

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Practical life: baking chocolate and banana cakeĀ 

Frida and I did some baking this morning. I’ve got yet another virus, and so wanted to do something which would allow us to stay indoors and keep Frida engaged (and, um, satisfy my craving for something with chocolate).  Frida was involved in every step of the baking process, and it made me realise how…

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