Before mixing the ricotta

About a year ago, I saw this unusual recipe on a Channel Four programme called ‘Simply Italian’ by Michela Chiappa. It’s a bit of a faff to be honest, but well worth it! It isn’t quite a vegetarian meal as it contains prosciutto, but it wouldn’t be too difficult to substitute something else if you’re not a carnivore and it’s a damn sight nicer than Beanfeast.

Safety Not Guaranteed

Safety Not Guaranteed is a story from the producers of Little Miss Sunshine, a film which I include along with Napoleon Dynamite and Dogtooth in my holy trinity of classic ‘awkward dance routine’ films. It’s semi-based upon a true story,…

Wreck-It Ralph

I watched Wreck-It Ralph the other day, because it was Sadie’s birthday and that was the film she chose. To be honest, I wasn’t looking forward to it because it had been a long day at work and the last…

Moist Chocolate Cake

A really simple recipe for moist chocolate cake, takes less than an hour from start to finish and makes an ideal birthday cake for a chocolate lover.

Brookies

Brookies are the delicious combination of brownies and chocolate chip cookies – this recipe takes a little time but is well worth it! The raw cookie dough is delicious too…

Cars Timeline

Over the years I’ve had quite a few vehicles, and to be honest I’m starting to forget which ones I’ve had and in what order. My friend Steve suggested I should make a proper list before my memory gives up…

Uludag

Here’s a quick review of another random drink that I found in a deli – Krave to be precise, the best deli in Yorkshire if not the world! This one is Turkish apparently, and has been around since the early…

The Omega Man

OK, I think it’s time for a little honesty. I think that it is important for people to declare any prior interest in a subject that they review or pass comment on, in the interest of impartiality. To that end,…

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a crime-caper film about a guy (Robert Downey Jr) who accidentally gets a job as an actor while hiding from the police after a break-in, but then ends up pretending to be a detective (with…

Dark Star Poster

Dark Star is a Sci-Fi film from 1974, written by Dan O’Bannon (who later wrote Alien amongst other things) and directed by John Carpenter (who also co-wrote, produced and did some of the music). It’s widely lauded as a cult classic…