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Hello and welcome to my blog.

This is my very first one, so bear with me and enjoy reading about my adventures cooking all of the recipes from Nigella Lawson's new book 'Kitchen'.

From time-to-time I may post about things other than cooking, after all, Nigella does sell a lifestyle that most women would like have a slice of, so I would like to share a bit of mine - not quite as glamorous but fun none-the-less (may I add that most of my ideas and thoughts revolve around food anyway)!

Just to set the scene a little, I am based in Yorkshire, live with my husband and gorgeous toddler who is rapidly approaching his second year. I work in the events industry and love music, books, fashion, culture and of course... food.


Goddess Mx (meant in the loosest possible sense, believe me)!

Sunday, 6 February 2011

A girlie night in and a very chocolately cake

Last night Master M was out on the town, so I had the pleasure of my own company and Take That's Circus DVD. All I needed to add was a nice cosy dinner and some good red wine. Dinner was smoked haddock, an egg, tomato, parsley and frozen peas poached in milk (in a buttered dish) and sprinkled with oodles of pepper. I bought some nice white slice-your-own white bread to accompany my meal and buttered generously. I did find that I had to decant the fish, egg and tomato into another dish as the 'fishy milk' put me off a bit.

Today my mother-in-law came for a visit and we had lunch at Pizza Express, followed by some research at the Early Learning Centre on kitchens for Little M. I am a teensy bit smug about this as I have been trying to persuade Master M for quite a while that we should buy a tea-set/kettle/toaster/kitchen and now he is finally coming around to the concept. The thing is, once the idea is there, my hubby really throws himself into finding the best on the market. Maybe we have a little cook/chef in the making with our son...

We had some lovely flourless chocolate lime cake at home which was made up of melted dark chocolate mixed with caster sugar, unsalted butter, a lot of eggs, ground almonds, cocoa powder and lime (zest/juice). The cake was then baked for 35 minutes and was dusted with icing sugar. We then all devoured a slice each leaving enough for MIL to take some away and to stash in a tin for a treat tomorrow and the next day. Waste not want not...

Feeling weary about the week ahead due to some work uncertainties, but will continue to cheer myself up with my family and cooking away the blues in my kitchen!

Goddess Mx


  1. Love the Chocolate and lime cake .... yummy!

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you'll find a perfect little kitchen soon. My boys liked playing with kitchens when they were younger too. Your flourless chocolate cake sounds delicious. :)

  3. Oh what yummy w/end dishes!

  4. I think that chocolate cake on a girl's night is mandatory! Glad you had fun.

  5. Hi Karen. I hop you are well. I'm glad to have found your blog. I love Nigella Lawson too; isn't she just amazing?! hehe. I haven't made the baked haddock or the chocolate lime cake from the book, but will definitely give them a try soon.
    Come and visit my blog too and we'll share some Nigella fun. :)

  6. Nothing like a piece of chocolate cake and a Take That DVD for the perfect weekend!

    Whilst on the subject of chocolate cake, I thought you might like to look at my friend's amazing cake website, http://www.gpcakes.co.uk/. He also writes the most funny blog to go with it which you can look at through his site.

    Will come back later this week to see what other gems you have cooked! xx

  7. I used caster sugar for the first time this weekend and liked it immensely! That cake looks wonderful!

  8. Oh this cake looks just divine! Anything flourless is always richer and is just that bit more amazing. Haddock dinner sounds delicious too. Yum!

  9. That's a much better dinner than what I had on Sat night when hubby was doing his "guys thing". I watched movies (including Emma) and ate ice cream :o) The choc cake looks great. I love the combination of choc and citrus (especially orange).

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :o)

  10. Chocolate and lime cake - drool!!!!

  11. Awesome looking chocolate- lime cake.. My watering mouth really wants a slice now!!!:)

    US Masala

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  13. Sounds like a lovely evening! That cake looks sinful :-) Have a great weekend!