Speculoos Ice Cream


My old chum Sarah is half Dutch. At the start of each school term I looked forward to whatever exotic comestibles she’d bring back from visits to her motherland. I remember fondly stroopwaffels, chocolate letters given at Sinterklaas and a thick and rather moreish pea and frankfurter soup (opinion was divided on the latter)…

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Inspect-A-Gadget: Pipe Cutter


The BSG’s new kitchen is officially a pipe dream. I know exactly what it will look like, right down to the handles: copper bars. Trouble is, no one seems to make them. Thus, to save myself further disappointment – not to mention a great deal of money – I have decided to make them from bits of copper pipe, stop-ends and 90 degree elbows…

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