Toad In The Hole

Toad in the Hole is a British ‘dish’ typically made of yorkshire pudding batter and sausages and is best served with mashed potatoes and gravy. I was too lazy to do the potatoes last night though. Doesn’t it just look delicious? (Photography courtesy of wikipedia.) You can find a recipe at, but mine was… read more →

There’s a Toad in My Oven

Funniest interpretation of my tired mumblings ever: Me: I’ve stuck a frozen toad in the hole in the oven. Amelie: You stuck a frozen toad in your oven, just to block a hole? This post does not in any way condone cruelty to toads. I am wondering how many people will ‘get it’ though..… read more →

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Fucking Farce!

Talk about a cock-up. Excuse my profanities.. I’m incredibly pissed off. While Karl and I don’t usually do anything for Valentines Day (meh, just another day to me) we decided to do the 20 minute drive to the local supermarket to pick up a bottle of wine and some quick grub (and some chocolate, for… read more →

Random Food Thought #1

Don’t ever make homemade Macaroni Cheese with Red Leicester cheese, even if the BBC Food recipe website thingy tells you too. Do however buy a small baguette, cut it in half lengthways, drop several small knobs of butter along the squishy side (opposite of the crusty side) of the bread along with a bulb of… read more →

Five Random Things

Alright, so it’s been over a month since I promised Sarah/Noir I’d do the 5 random things about me ‘meme’ (I still don’t get that word) after she ‘tagged’ me but better late than never. Oh, and apparently there are rules or something too: Rules: Post 5 random and weird facts about yourself, then at… read more →

No Cake, No Big Deal

I can’t believe the amount of people who commented on my lack of cake (in e-mail too). Guys.. it makes you FAT. Wibbly bums and all! I don’t know, maybe it’s an American tradition to eat cake (no American obesity jokes here :p) but it’s just not that big a deal to me. I’ve only… read more →

Birthday Business

I had a nice birthday weekend. :) It was arranged for my Dad to come and visit me, in secret. Unfortunately that meant he had to see my siblings too, who spent a large portion of the weekend shouting and screaming in competition with each other. It’s still illegal to kill off siblings. Damn! I… read more →

You Shall Pick Your Nose

This is the best thing I’ve read all year: Picking your nose and eating it is one of the best ways to stay healthy, according to a top Austrian doctor. There’s medical evidence for this, I swear: “Medically it makes great sense and is a perfectly natural thing to do. In terms of the immune… read more →

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