Shannon decided to go abroad for her Master’s degree and decided on Edinburgh, Scotland. This is where she met Lucy, and after going on a hajj to Cadbury World, cemented a friendship based on chocolate (and other food). When Shannon went back to the states she discovered Cake Wrecks and sent Lucy a link. From there we found ourselves on Pioneer Woman, Smitten Kitchen and a host of other sites and the addiction to food blogs commenced until we thought we should start one of our own.
Shannon now lives in Seattle, Washington (not DC, the other one), USA, with her husband, Paul, and dog, Chewy (aka Stinkface, Boogerface, Pootron, and Pee Machine). In addition to baking and cooking, she enjoys playing RPGs, video games, reading, and avoiding cleaning up the messes she makes in the kitchen. She’s a video game user research engineer by day.
Lucy is still in Edinburgh living with her boyfriend Doug who is forced to eat even the recipes that go wrong and fund her kitchenware habit. She has an addiction to farm shops and high quality supermarkets even though she can’t afford to shop in either. She likes reading and watching DVD’s, preferably with a big plate of food in front of her.
Neither of us claims to be a trained chef, we are just enthusiastic home cooks with a weakness for carbs and sugars in all their forms. So we try to cover the whole spectrum from very basic things up to hard to master (for us) skills. Anything we blog about is purely because we like it, whether it’s a recipe, a review or a recommendation. And, if you’re wondering, the name of the blog, Double the Sugar, is from a quote attributed to Julia Child, when asked how to make good food in a hurry: “Double the sugar, and add bacon to everything”