Summer in the city

Summer has well and truly arrived in London this week, bringing with it topical humidity levels, uncomfortable commutes to work and an identity crisis over how much I should make the most of the weather, or hide away in an air conditioned space. I've mentioned (a few times) before that I struggle to find summer … Continue reading Summer in the city

Reliable sauce

As a Londoner, it goes without saying that brunch is my favourite meal.  Lazy afternoons catching up with friends, eating great food and drinking prosecco-based cockails; it really doesn't get much better than that. I love the classic Eggs Benedict. It's simple and unadventurous, but the combination of flavours and the tangy hollandaise sauce always does the … Continue reading Reliable sauce

Grey days

I recently discovered that Simplicity offer a pattern of the week - discounted at half price! I snapped up pattern 8265 with the intention of mastering a basic tunic that I could create it over and over again. Here's how I got on. The pattern The pattern really was super easy, with just front, back, … Continue reading Grey days

Flat out

Welcome to the first food post on Needle and Bread! Seeing as it's part of the blog's name, I thought I should kick things off with a simple bread recipe. Inexplicably and inexcusably, I've never made bread so wanted to find something easy to avoid spending hours on something that had a high risk of being … Continue reading Flat out