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Thanksgiving 2017

Wow, so we’ve survived.  It’s almost a year since Trump was – deep breath – elected President. And it’s been interesting. We’ve not been stressing about anything for too long – given that everyday, actually every half day, there is something else to pull our attention refocus any worries. We’re becoming a bit like crash […]

When they go low…

So, debate has changed. We all know that now. Brexit was the warning shot, and then there was Trump…the cheeto-coloured toddler currently President-ing our home country. Politics had been going that way in the States for a number of years, we didn’t see it creep into life here, our adopted home. So, CS9. Not a […]

July 4th Like It Was At The Beginning

So, 241 years ago, we Americans liberated ourselves from a rich, unaccountable, deluded ruler. Back home, it’s a huge holiday – just look how far we’ve come since July 4th 1776! Oh, wait…. Even so, and with the climate being equally ‘interesting’ in our adopted home, we still want to celebrate. So we’re doing it […]

A Picture Tells A Thousand Words

Our name is a play on the Outsider Art movement – artists who have no formal training but create art that they love and connect with. We can relate in terms of the food we make and love to share. We recently saw a fantastic exhibition by photographer Linda Lieberman – and we’re delighted to […]

Snap Election Whiplash

Ok, we know that we’re in no position to judge right now, but – wow! You guys are having another national vote? Aren’t you a bit tired of all the campaigning, election broadcasts and poll stations in the rain? To be fair, our confusion could be wishful thinking… our ‘fixed term’ election process is more […]

Chocolate Season

If you gave anything up for Lent, there’s not long to go now. We’re getting some delicious Easter themed treats together – including our Resurrection Cinnamon Puffs – each comes with its own baby Jesus inside (bit of an Easter Christmas mashup). We’ll be open over all of the long weekend, what could be nicer […]

Pancakes Pancakes Pancakes

Nom, nom, nom. All holidays are great, and many holidays centre around food, but one which centres around pancakes has to be pretty close to the top. For Pancake Day our menu features some savoury goodness – Ham & Cheese and Sweet Potato & Truffle – some classic sugary delights – Strawberries & Cream, Chocolate […]

Yup….That Happened

So, if any of you ever wondered why we moved here from the good ol’ US of A, we’re pretty sure our new President’s inauguration speech will have explained it to you. We seem to have escaped a land which makes Hunger Games and Mad Max look like Lego Land. As the American Tourist Board […]

So Here It Is…

I think we can all agree 2016 has not been the greatest for either our home or adopted country. But, as the year draws to a close (finally), we hope you’re looking forward to celebrating Christmas in whichever way you choose. We’ve hosted a number of Christmas parties and have baked pies, cakes and cranberry […]

Turkey Time In Approaches!

So we went and voted for the turkey. And, in another surprising turn of events, the turkey due to be pardoned by our outgoing President, has declined the offer and decided he’d rather go out on a high. Like us, lots of you may not be feeling much like celebrating. But, as we said before, […]