Sticks, cups and grams!

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All bloggers are encouraged to 'know their audience' presumably so that they can better target their material, maximise the power of the tag and so on… As a travel/photography blogger as well as a baking blogger, I appreciate how different those audiences are.

Blogging about recipes throws up the issue of measurement. As a European I am a firm believer in weight as opposed to volume- to be honest the only thing that cups, as a measurement, have going for them, is convenience but that is significantly outweighed by accuracy. I have been amazed when attending cooking courses in the US how many participants don't own a set of digital scales.

So when is a stick of butter 115g, half a cup, or 4oz!! You get the picture. There are really convenient conversion apps for your phone and ipad, so there really is no excuse. I was reading an American article just the other day bemoaning the fact that the US stands out against the rest of the world in keeping Fahrenheit – well it's 105°F here today in phoenix – that's HOT in anybody's money!

Spotted in Philadelphia - love the idea of 3am cookies!

If you are familiar with my blog you will know I am a Thermomix bore! It is far and away the most amazing kitchen appliance ever made- yes, it has a hefty price tag, but you can throw away at least six other appliances and make room in you cupboards for other things. When I bought my Thermomix all those years ago I had no idea that Australian cooks had wholeheartedly embraced this machine. I knew it was popular in Spain but google translate is frankly dangerous when let loose on a recipe! Sharing via blogs, forums, pinterest, Facebook, has opened a whole international Thermomix world- hoorah!

Recipe for these cherry almond scones in next post – yummmmmm


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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla If you have come as a baker my blog is i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

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