lundi 21 mars 2011

Les Gam's - C'est Bien Fait Pour Toi

A super catchy Gallic rendition of Judy's Turn To Cry.

dimanche 20 mars 2011

Et mon coeur qui s'arrête sur ton coeur qui sourit, et c'est Bristol, bonjour

It's now five years since I left Paris, yet there's still something comforting to waking up with FIP on the radio, drawing the curtains and catching a glimpse of the orange Citroën Dyane across the street and sitting down to freshly baked vegan viennoiseries.

samedi 19 mars 2011

Recipe: Vegan Lemon Polenta Cake


2 x lemons
120g instant polenta
150g plain flour
250g caster sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
200 ml sunflower oil
150 ml warm water
10 (yes, 10!) tablespoons soya yogurt


1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius
2. Juice and zest one and a half lemons; finely slice the remaining half.
3. Line an 18cm cake tin with greaseproof paper.
4. Mix the instant polenta , flour , sugar , baking powder and lemon zest in a mixing bowl.
5. Using a fork, beat in the soya yoghurt.
6. Slowly add the water, oil, lemon juice and beat with a fork until emulsified.
7. Lay the finely sliced pieces of lemon in the bottom of the tin and pour in your cake mix.
8. Bake for 60 minutes.
9. Wait for it to cool then turn the cake upside down and remove the baking paper.
10.Voilà! Time to eat!

Bon appétit!

vendredi 18 mars 2011

Les Surfs - If You Please

A 7-inch slice of merriment from Madagascan sextet Les Surfs.

jeudi 17 mars 2011

Sous le soleil exactement, juste en dessous

Clifton is so beautiful in the sunshine.