Nigella Eats Everything

Category: Birthday

  • Watermelon and feta salad

    Watermelon and feta salad

    I was born in bleak mid-January, so, naturally, I have become accustomed to a cold, wintery birthday. It comes with the territory. Like all occasions, you shape the celebration to the season and I have hosted a number of wintery parties. For instance, the Valentine’s Day-themed sleepover which involved a hideous microwaved Skittles concoction (why […]

  • A year ago today…

    A year ago today…

    And with that, this little blog is a year old! A place for me to witter away about food, eating, and people who haven’t consented to being mentioned (sorry about that, Mum), it’s been my diary, scrap-book and recipe folder for a whole year! In January 2017, fresh from the Foundation Term at Leiths School […]

  • A tale of two birthday cakes

    A tale of two birthday cakes

    It was Calum’s birthday (or as he liked to remind me, his ‘special day’). Presents, cards, birthday activities were incidental; my focus was, of course, his cake. Last year I made a large Victoria sponge with white fondant icing, bursting with jam and cream, and neatly decorated with Smarties. We polished off a couple of […]

  • And now for cake: the best chocolate cake

    And now for cake: the best chocolate cake

    Every now and then I wonder who tried things first and the circumstances they did it in. What made so-and-so think it would be a good idea to mix together flour, eggs, sugar and butter, put it in the oven and hey presto, ‘Look at this, it’s sweet and fluffy and looks like the sponge […]