Spring resolutions

LONDON, UK – I resolve to cook and bake more this year. Since living in London I’ve bought a number of cookbooks and yet I still buy ready meals. I used to spend a lot more time in the kitchen, but I guess I just got lazy.

Cook book collage1

Now, instead of just page turning and admiring the photos, I’m going to focus on three books that I plan to use to sharpen my kitchen skills:

Lily Vanilli’s Sweet Tooth by Gizzi Erskine (she owns the fabulous cafe by Columbia Road)

Jamie’s Great Britain by Jamie Oliver and

Taco’s, Quesadillas and Burritos by Laura Washburn.

WARNING: I bought Lily Vanilli’s Sweet Tooth from Anthropologie for £20. BIG mistake. It’s available on Amazon for £8.

I want to bake a cake first…I’ve already bought the 9″ cake pans. So I’m getting excited. Can you recommend any cook books?


10 thoughts on “Spring resolutions

  1. We have the same idea. I’m dying to launch into a ‘Nigellissima’ and start baking my own bread and cakes. The books look fab. Good luck! 🙂

  2. I had been eyeing Jamie Oliver’s 30-minute meal cookbook for awhile after being lured by the same-named show. You can’t go wrong with ANY cookbook about cakes! Can’t wait to see what you experiment with 🙂

    • Thanks Whitney. I’m going to try a vanilla first. Let me know if you get Jamie’s cook book. I liked his show. He makes cooking look so straight forward. Hope you are well.

  3. I have a huge box of recipes cut out from magazines and newspapers – really good because they feature the produce of the season or seasonal treats. Now, when am I going to sort them out so that I can find that one with …?

    • Yeah, I did some spring cleaning today and found a whole bunch of recipes scattered all over the place. I also need to organise them better. Perhaps in a nice box like you’ve done.

  4. I recommend Pinterest. The best cookbook there is ;-). I also recommend Jamie Oliver’s books 😉 (and various TV shows, especially Andrea Beaman’s).

    • I love pinterest!!!! But I’m a sucker for cookbooks too. I made a vanilla cake from sweet tooth and it was good. I’ve been looking at Jamie Oliver’s and have earmarked a few recipes I’m keen to try out. He’s an inspiration. I’ll also check out Andrea beaman too. Thanks for stopping by Mira.

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