It’s Not All Bad

It’s Not All Bad

So, like the majority of mums, I didn’t get to celebrate Mothers Day in the conventional sense this year, nor go to the cinema to see Peter Rabbit II with my boys. Nevertheless, the sun…

My Favourite Winter Recipes
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My Favourite Winter Recipes

I love to experiment with new recipes and also to revisit some of my old favourites. On the run up to Christmas, and during the holiday period, I have had the opportunity to host a…

Courgette & Parmesan Quiche

Courgette & Parmesan Quiche

This is my take on a recipe featured in the August 2019 Country Living magazine. I have chosen to make my own “quiche” pastry rather than use a “ready-rolled puff pastry” and have used my…

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup

Our pumpkin crop was a big success this year. Brought on early by the long hot summer our first, and biggest, pumpkin was ready for harvesting in August. Encouraged by our budding gardener, Finlay, this…

The Heat Is On

The Heat Is On

When the heat is on and we have the opportunity to eat our meals in the garden I often get the urge to invite friends and family over for something to eat. I love it…

Indoor Easter Egg Hunt

Indoor Easter Egg Hunt

Stirring from my slumbers yesterday, and realising that it was Good Friday and therefore a holiday, I decided that it would be a real treat to go out for breakfast. One of my favourite venues…

Crunchy Almond & Raspberry Cake

Crunchy Almond & Raspberry Cake

This recipe for Crunchy Almond & Raspberry Cake (with dark chocolate) is my version of a Waitrose recipe card that I picked up whilst shopping several months ago. Spurred on by the Great British Bake Off…

Raspberry Vinegar Marinade

Raspberry Vinegar Marinade

One of my favourite BBQ dishes is lamb marinated in Raspberry Vinegar. This was something I chanced upon when I bought a bottle of Raspberry Vinegar with a recipe attached. Over the years I have modified the original…

Apricot & Raspberry Pots

Apricot & Raspberry Pots

I discovered this recipe for Apricot & Raspberry Pots in the August issue of Country Living Magazine and made this dessert for my extended family last week.  The combination of the raspberries and honey added a sweetness…

Chocolate Is For Life

Chocolate Is For Life

Chocolate is for life – not just for Easter!         You can use chocolate and sweets all year round to add decorative details to your home. By filling glass jars, or other decorative objects, confectionary can…