Wednesday, 1 July 2015

MUSHROOM SOUP with CHEVIN & THYME TOASTS




Soup has been on the menu just about every day lately, it has become my lunchtime staple. There is something very satisfying about making it from scratch and this particular recipe includes two of my favourite food groups - mushrooms and cheese. Those are definitely food groups by the way.  


Tuesday, 16 June 2015

FOR THE LOVE OF CAKE




I feel as though CAKES have been my theme lately, with various celebrations that have happened over the last few months. So this week I thought it might be fun to share some of my recent cake creations with you. Let's just clarify one thing out though - I looove to bake, but when it comes to cake decorating my skills are more on the rustic side. Some of the cakes worked out better than others, but all of them were made with love!

Monday, 25 May 2015

BABY MARROW, SUNDRIED TOMATO & CHEVIN TART




Life feels like a bit of a blur at the moment. I am sure many of you can relate - from the moment I open my eyes in the morning to the minute I collapse into bed each evening I am on the go, moving from one pressing task to the next. Sometimes you just really need to stop and smell the pastry.. err, I mean roses. Weekends are a good time for this when things are (sometimes) a little less frantic and rushed, and there is a bit more time for some leisurely cooking. 


Tuesday, 21 April 2015

PUMPKIN SPICE COOKIES




While there is no denying that the arrival of summer is highly anticipated at the end of each year, I have to admit that I rather look forward to the autumn season. A welcome respite from the heat, beautiful red and brown leaves dotting the trees and an excuse to start enjoying some favourite comfort foods are just a few of the things that come to mind.  

Monday, 30 March 2015

CHOCOLATE EASTER NEST CUPCAKES




I suppose I should be used to it by now, but I could not believe my eyes when just one week after Christmas the supermarket shelves were already filling up with Easter eggs! Of course now that it is March you cannot maneuver your shopping trolley without bumping into a chocolate bunny but it is a bit more acceptable now that Easter is just a few days away, yay! A few weeks ago a friend sent me a photo of a beautiful Easter bird nest cake. It reminded me of some Easter cupcakes I made years ago, and I decided they would be perfect to make again and share with you this week. They will make a colourful and delicious addition to your Easter table!

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

"TOP DECK" TEA BISCUITS & RSG




In my last post I wrote about the blog turning 2 and how grateful I am for the opportunities I have had on this journey so far - well it wasn't a day later when another one came along. Two years ago I could not have imagined that I would be chatting biscuits with a foodie legend on her radio show! Tomorrow morning I will be joining the wonderful Nina Timm on RSG to do just that.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

CHOCOLATE MERINGUE CAKE




March is always a busy birthday month, and lately I feel as though I am either busy planning or baking a celebration cake (or both!). My most recent creation was a Peppa Pig cake which I made for my daughter's 3rd birthday. I have a few other special birthday cakes planned for the coming weeks - look out for a cake filled post with all the photos sometime in the future.