Dear work colleagues

I am very very sorry for the smell of garlic in the office today.

We had a very important celebration last night and it was a matter of necessity that I cooked the chicken with 40 cloves of garlic…

Oh, and also my sandwiches are made from the leftovers

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Time to quit ?

I woke with the intention this morning of giving up this blog.  I do not have enough time in the day to be a full-time employee who commutes 140 miles a day, tries to be a good Mum and Wife and keep the house sufficiently clean and tidy so that the family can function and not fall ill from food poisoning…and write something on a regular basis whilst also finding time and good lighting to take a few decent pictures – cos lets face it, most of the blogs that people read have good clear photos, not fuzzy shots taken in a hurry (would you believe I’ve actually done a C&G photography course ? No neither would I, haven’t taken a good shot since Spider was born !).

So then, I hear that Keith Floyd has died and I remember how much I love food (especially cake) and I like talking about it and sharing what works and doesn’t work and swapping ideas with people. Then a friend , French Frank, emails about something else and says he likes the blog as he’s really into cooking at the moment (even says he’s had some ideas from reading it!) – and well yes it could all come under the heading of vanity publishing, and yes I doubt whether there are many people reading this but, I enjoy being able to be in the position to have conversations with people over the internet about food – and its easier when you have a blog cos then they can check it out and decide whether you are someone they want to talk to…and yes sometimes its nice to talk to strangers and its nicer when they stop being strangers.

So Appetite is going to stay, but we are coming up to a year of “being” so I think its time for a revamp and a delete of some of the recipes up here (so if you want ’em print ’em out now) and maybe less posts, but more regular (yes less posts and more regular do go togther) and better photos – now all I need to work out is how to fit it all in…

Incidently, anyone out there want some boys clothes age 3-4, we are having a clear out – must be able to collect from Leamington Spa !

RIP: Keith Floyd

We are a little down here at Appetite for Cake as have recently found out that Keith Floyd has passed away.

Keith is acknowledged here as a bit of a food hero  – Although I give credit to Nigel Slater’s writing for getting me cooking on a regular basis it is Keith, who as I’ve mentioned before really inspired an interest in food.

I’m not going to say anymore, after all I never met the guy and there are no doubt loads of websites out there with tributes, not just the newspapers.

I will though, on my way home from work be stopping off and buying the best free range chicken I can find and lots of garlic and cooking the first thing I ever made from a Floyd cookbook the Chicken with Forty Cloves of garlic (apologies to work colleagues for tomorrow)  and I will sit down with my chicken supper, a good glass of red, dig out my video of Floyd on France and enjoy !

We’ll miss you Mr F, but you will live on in my family’s culinary heritage !