- Love canneloni, but hate the fiddliness required to coax the filling into the tubes? Try this easy way to stuff pasta (via GoodLife Eats).
- Much as I love cooking this is something I can totally relate to: Why I don't cook at home. And if you aren't already in love with the oddball humour that The Oatmeal brings, you're in for a treat.
- Tired of same-old, same-old cakes? No-one will be able to say "been there, done that" when you present them with this Kill Bill themed cake. Personally, I think it's pure genius.
- The Origins of 10 Food Phrases is not only fascinating, but also a great source of festive season small talk ammo. And I could certainly do with some of that.
- And talking about the season of festivities, joy and (most importantly) fantastic food, these pretty peppermint candies are on top of my to-make list. Along with some homemade Limoncello (watch this space for the recipe).
- Mélanger has the honour of being my FFF* for the month of November. Whipping up delightful looking tarts, flaky pastries and featherlight cakes while juggling a newborn is no mean feat, and yet Julia manages to make it look as easy as pie. Uh, no pun intended. One of my favourite things about her blog is the monthly themes she chooses, which makes for a nice cohesiveness within every month. Past themes include Pink (for Pinktober) featuring a fantastic looking Strawberry Ice Cream and her British Desserts in July, in which she manages to masterfully combine elements of the traditional and the modern in this Chocolate & Orange Trifle 'Sandwich'.
- And my favourite recipe for the past month? It's got to be the fresh, zingy flavours of this unusual Indian Pork with Lime Pickles. If you haven't tried it yet, you're seriously missing out.
*FFF = Favourite Foodblog Find