Midweek Meals: Chicken Kiev |Anna International

Midweek Meals: Chicken Kiev

Chicken Kiev is the ultimate in 80s cuisine – chicken breast coated in fried breadcrumbs and oozing garlic butter from the inside. Classic comfort food from my childhood years, but also horrendously unhealthy when made in the traditional fashion. I’ve taken to making a modified version which has a lot less fat and calories but…

Afternoon in Oxford | Anna International

Oxford in An Afternoon

Many many moons ago I was a fresh-faced law student at Oxford University, and spent three wonderful years there having a huge amount of fun and doing as little work as possible to get by. This weekend, prompted by a visit from my lovely Texan friend Sam and his girlfriend Kristen, I decided to do…

DIY Twine Succulent Pot | Anna International

DIY Twine Plant Pot

A week or so ago I picked up a rather sorry for itself looking succulent in Homebase, that had been reduced to £2 because some of the leaves were rotting. I love Homebase for bargain plants, the ones I bought for my pallet garden revived themselves beautifully with a bit of water, and even before reductions…

H and M Home Wishlist | Anna International

In Praise Of: H & M Home

I have a bit of a thing for cushions. My two sofas and one chair in my living room currently have a combined total of 9. Which actually, when adding them up, seems totally reasonable. Perhaps I should get more. I just upgraded the inserts to feather and they are now so comfy I want…

Summer Fruit Crumble Cake | Anna International

Summer Fruit Crumble Cake

Not content with one leaving party already, Tash is having another celebration in London this weekend with all her friends, in the form of a big picnic in a park. I offered to bring a few bits and pieces (and then Chris requested the asian salad and some ribs we made at the party last weekend…