“I am old, Gandalf. I don't look it, but I am beginning to feel it in my heart of hearts. Well-preserved indeed! Why, I feel all thin, sort of stretched, if you know what I mean: like butter that has been scraped over too much bread. That can't be right. I need a change, or something.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

March 29, 2023

Emma Kay's Buttermilk Bannocks (Fodder & Drincan)

When I heard about Fodder & Drincan: Anglo-Saxon Culinary History by Emma Kay on Twitter, I clicked 'add to cart' faster than Alfred the Great could call up his fyrd. As a history buff and cook, I'm always on the lookout for books that explore the culinary customs of past eras. When it arrived, it […]


April 25, 2022

Brown Butter Banana Bread With Chocolate Chunks

In my opinion the key to great banana bread is a massive amount of bananas. In this recipe I use a whopping 400 grams (about 4 ripe bananas). On top of adding amazing flavor the large quantity of banana has another purpose - keeping the loaf moist and flavorful for about 5 days. Using very […]


February 10, 2022

Rustic Beer Bread

When I was a youth learning to bake I was super eager to learn how to bake bread. My first attempt was an awful roll recipe that my mom used to allow me to make for family functions and holidays (I'm sorry fam). I think there's still a photo that exists of me making those […]


March 17, 2021

Derry Girls "Funny Scones"

Inspired by my favorite episode of Derry Girls, these Irish-style scones are full of sweet sultanas and a wee bit of marijuana ghee. The scones are flaky, sweet, and contain about 7.9 mg of THC per scone! For reference, most recreational edibles sold in Las Vegas contain 10 mg of THC per dose. This recipe […]


March 16, 2021

Soda Bread With Jalapeños And Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese

My inspiration for this cheddar and jalapeño soda bread was an episode of The Great British Bakeoff. During the Bread Week episode from series 11, contestants baked soda breads that were loaded with fillings. My favorites were the stout and chocolate loaf Mark made and the smoked salmon with chive soda bread by Hermine. I chose jalapeño and cheddar […]