Mississippi mud cake (for Max)

I hesitate to say any recipe's fool-proof, but this is the nearest I've come to one. And, what's more, it's delicious.1 tbsp instant coffee100 gms dark (or cooking) chocolate1/2 cup water1 cup sugar100 gms butterPut in pot, & heat until chocolate's melted and sugar's dissolved. Allow to cool and add 2 tbsp whisky or sherry.Meanwhile … Continue reading Mississippi mud cake (for Max)

The things your friends make you eat

The things your friends make you eat

  Seared tuna cheek in a restaurant in Tokyo. Eat the eye, the waiter said, collagen. Hmm, thanks, but I think I’ll find other ways to plump my lips. And as an appetiser to this meal, we had deep fried fish spines … crunchy! But, let’s be honest, the tuna cheek was delicious, and the … Continue reading The things your friends make you eat

Why Wellington is cool

Walking to the Sunday market, a circle of Falun Gong followers were seated on the grass in Aro Park doing their meditative exercises as plangent music played from a portable sound system. Beside them, in the Aro Valley community hall, the wonderful uplifting singing of an African evangelical church group rose to the heavens. A … Continue reading Why Wellington is cool