Merry Christmas
Moreish Mini Mouthfuls

A Very Northern Christmas Party

Tweet Following on from my Booths Christmas preview event post, I promised to give you some of the finer details in separate posts. I thought I’d start by giving you some pointers for hosting the perfect Christmas party. The range of party food on offer from Booths, supplied by both Gazebo Foods and Frank Dale, […]


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 […]

hot cross bun pancakes

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 […]


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 […]


Chocolatey Granotiffjack

Tweet I keep seeing recipes for baking mashups – “duffin” (doughnut/muffin hybrid -personally I think muffnut would be a better name), “cronut” (croissant/muffin) and even a “crookie”(croissant/cookie), so today, in the dual interests of experimentation and using up the Christmas leftovers, I’d like to introduce the “granotiffjack” – my reinvention of the granola bar, chocolate […]