Dessert, Slices, Sweet

Chocolate Banoffee Stacks

Why is food such a big part of our celebrations? Don't get me wrong, I'm really glad it is as I absolutely love food, but it seems that we as a human race can't get together without sharing in the love of munching on something delicious. No matter what religion, nationality or creed you belong… Continue reading Chocolate Banoffee Stacks

Christmas, Dessert, Sweet

Strawberry Double Chocolate Christmas Mousse

Merry Christmas one and all! I can't quite believe it's already come and gone for another year. Time is whizzing by and I'm happy to say that while holidaying at home, I've been able to spend a lot of time in the kitchen baking, cooking and experimenting until I've literally been too tired to stand… Continue reading Strawberry Double Chocolate Christmas Mousse

Cakes, Christmas, Cupcakes, Fruit, Tea Time

Banana Caramel Cupcakes

Well, there are only two sleeps left until Christmas day and I'm sure my little one isn't the only one almost bursting with excitement. I've been meaning to get to a few bananas in the fruit basket, but as there is so much fruit on offer at this time of year, I went a little… Continue reading Banana Caramel Cupcakes

Cakes, Muffins

Mini Strawberry Muffins

One of the things I love about Summer is the availability of fresh berries. With so much choice on offer, I look for different ways of including them in meals and snacks so we don't end up thinking: Strawberries again! Not that I would probably get there, but variety is the spice of life, or… Continue reading Mini Strawberry Muffins

Light Meals, Salad

Corn & Gherkin Salad

Yesterday my hubby cooked an extra chicken on the Weber which is always a treat for me as I then don't have to think too long about what to cook for dinner. Having said that, I don't normally have to think too long anyway as I am pretty good at meal planning and normally have… Continue reading Corn & Gherkin Salad

Christmas, Slices, Sweet

Grown-up’s Rocky Road

I hadn't come across Rocky Road until we moved to New Zealand and was intrigued with what is essentially an unbaked slice of a massive amount of chocolate combined with all kinds of squishy, crunchy, colourful bits and pieces, making it look very interesting. It took a while for me to try it and although… Continue reading Grown-up’s Rocky Road

Light Meals, Salad

Potato and Smoked Fish Salad

When baking, I generally follow a recipe pretty much exactly as it's written down and treat it like a science project, until such time as I know the recipe well and then begin experimenting. Each ingredient has a specific purpose and many are paired together in recipes because their properties need to interact and combine… Continue reading Potato and Smoked Fish Salad

Biscuits / Cookies, Christmas, Sweet

Santa’s MallowPuff Reindeer

Each year my little boy's classmates write out Christmas cards for all their friends. A week or so ago I asked him if he wanted to reciprocate and after thinking for a while, his comment was: "Not this year, but let's make something". Oki doki, now I'm always up for that so we began looking… Continue reading Santa’s MallowPuff Reindeer

Cakes, Scones, Sweet

Lemonade Scones with Strawberry Jam and Cream

Last week it was my birthday, a special birthday at that and so many of my friends made an awesome effort to spoil me, not to mention my wonderful family. My celebrations literally lasted a week, starting with afternoon tea with two dear friends at what is quickly becoming my favourite little corner of Coatesville,… Continue reading Lemonade Scones with Strawberry Jam and Cream

Savoury

Creamy Potato Bake

This post is for Sasha xx With the onset of Spring and now the warm lazy days of Summer, everyone dusts off the BBQ and looks for easy, delicious dishes to accompany the meat ingredients. This recipe has long been one of my favourites and I can't tell you how many times I've been asked… Continue reading Creamy Potato Bake