Good Food Show Spring

Tweet I am rather excited about my upcoming trip to Harrogate to visit the very first BBC Good Food Show Spring at the HIC. I have persuaded Mr to take me to Leeds the day before, staying in a lovely looking hotel, 42 The Calls, which is a fab treat in itself – it has a […]

Clip n Climb – A Family Review

Tweet My boys have been to Clip N Climb  indoor climbing centre, in Maryport, Cumbria, before, as part of a Cubs group trip, and had a great time. Mr and I stood on the sidelines and watched, with what can only be truly described as a hint of jealousy. I am quite an active kind of girl, […]

Lemon Fridge Cake – A Blast From My Past Recipe

Tweet My mum used to make the most amazing dessert, Lemon Fridge Cake, from a recipe given to her by a friend. Almost mousse-like in texture, with a delicious citrus zing, and topped with whipped cream… what’s not to like? Well, sadly, it contains raw eggs, and so when the salmonella crisis erupted in the […]

Lemon and Raspberry Shortbread Slices

Tweet If you are having an afternoon tea party for your mum this Mother’s Day, you could do far worse than knock up a batch of these delicious, dainty lemon and raspberry shortbread slices. They are perfect on a cake stand, look super pretty, taste divine and are easy to make to boot! That ticks […]

Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday and A Recipe for Every Day

Tweet Tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday, a day for feasting on pancakes, laden with syrup, bacon, lemon, sugar, bananas, ice cream… whatever floats your boat. Although Pancake Day is a foodie festival the world over, the English name comes from the old English word Shrive which means “confess one’s sins”. It’s a day to ask for absolution, and […]

Football Cake (with surpise Smarties!)

Tweet After last week’s Surprise Leopard Cake, made for my youngest son, I felt it only fair to make something geared more towards my footie-mad 9 year old. He had already set me a challenge of making a football cake (“Not a round, flat one, actually spherical, though, Mum”) which seemed relatively straightforward, so my natural […]

Secret Leopard Cake

Tweet Youngest son has decided that snow leopards are his favourite thing ever. He is an animal lover in general but for some reason snow leopards have particularly caught his attention, to the point that he desperately wanted to adopt a snow leopard after seeing an advert in his National Geographic comic. The soft touch […]