lemon and blueberry loaf

Lemon & blueberry loaf

In Cakes and Bakes On January 30, 2014 2 Comments

I had the best birthday. I got so many nice things to be glad for, I came over all Pollyanna-like. First off I ate out 5 times in… Read More »

chicken pie

Chicken & mushroom pie

In Pastry, Tarts and Pies On January 22, 2014 4 Comments

I’m making friends again, in that mode where making connections feels all important. I did it when pregnant with my first son. With my second, born just  two… Read More »

sesame bread sticks

Sesame bread sticks

In Breads, Snacks On January 14, 2014 4 Comments

In case I haven’t bored on enough about it, I’m pregnant. Yes, I am with child, up the duff, bun in the oven, whatever you wish to call… Read More »


Coconut & blueberry mini pavlovas

In Cakes and Bakes, Other, Puddings On January 8, 2014 5 Comments

This is my attempt at a low fat dessert for all those folk who harass me with requests for low fat puddings of one sort or another. I’m… Read More »

bakewell cupcakes

Cherry Bakewell inspired cupcakes

In Cakes and Bakes On January 7, 2014 8 Comments

I’m not immune to the desire to diet in January, but I have always been someone who baulks at following the crowd. So in single years gone by… Read More »

gourmet soc

Giveaway #1 – Wine tasting & yearly membership plus a free month’s trial for ALL with The Gourmet Society

In Giveaways, Other On December 31, 2013 177 Comments

This is a double whammy to see the New Year in with. I’ve been saving this for a couple of months to really get everyone off to a… Read More »

Auld Lang Syne

Goodbye 2013, hello 2014!

In Christmas On December 31, 2013 19 Comments

Confessional blog posts; I’m just not sure about them. I greedily lap them up on other blogs and websites, addicted to the grubbiest of dirty linen people are… Read More »

beef bourg pie

My slow cooker beef bourguignon pie

In Beef, Pastry, Tarts and Pies On December 13, 2013 2 Comments

Now I know this sounds like a lot of ingredients and possibly therefore hard work, but I promise you it’s not. It’s the dish that really gives back…. Read More »

All I want for Christmas…

In Other On December 7, 2013 1 Comment

…is a cleaner and an ironing lady. But really, I know that isn’t going to happen. Failing that here are a few things I think are rather nice…. Read More »


Lemon, white choc & raspberry meringue roulade

In Cakes and Bakes, Christmas, Puddings On December 1, 2013 0 Comments

We all know that swiss rolls (that’s the cakery variety of rolled desserts) can cause all manner of issues. *Thinks back to the one particular tech challenge where… Read More »