Black Forest Cup Cakes

Black Forest Cup Cakes

Another weekend and another excuse to cause chaos in the kitchen.  This time, inspired by The Great British Bake Off, a BBC Food recipe was adapted to create a dozen gorgeous Black Forest Cup Cakes. Instead…

Summer Salsa

Summer Salsa

Okay Okay Okay. I know all my recent posts have been about food, but I have spent these glorious summer months making the most of the garden and entertaining whenever possible.  I love menu planning…

Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche

Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche

I’ve heard it said that real mean don’t eat quiche but I find this tasty tart is a real favourite for the whole family. Served hot or cold with a side salad of Italian leaves it…

Family & Frangipane

Family & Frangipane

We have been blessed this year with a bumper crop of cherries coinciding with a house full of visitors.   Usually I would take the easy option and make a fruit crumble, combining the cherries with…

Cheesy Feet for Father’s Day

Cheesy Feet for Father’s Day

On a recent rummage through the remnant receptacle at Laura Ashley I fell upon this ravishing piece of oilcloth at a reduced price of ¬£8.40. Roughly 1.2m x 1.2m square it is the perfect size…

Tea Time Treat

Tea Time Treat

MOCHA ROULADE After my last blog I was  asked to post the recipe for the Mocha Roulade that I was enjoying after my day of furniture painting.  The recipe is a favourite of mine from the Dairy…