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 […]

The MADS Blog Awards 2014

Tweet Imagine, if you will, my surprise at receiving a lovely email last week from a fellow blogger telling me that she had nominated me for an award in the highly acclaimed MADS Blog Awards (and to answer the question that you are no doubt thinking, which Mr kindly said out loud, no, it’s not because, I am mad… […]

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 […]

Wontons, Potsticker Dumplings and Prawn Toasts for Chinese New Year

Tweet In case you missed it, last Friday was Chinese New Year, and never one to pass up a chance for Chinese food, I planned a belated dinner for myself and Mr on Saturday. I’d fancied attempting homemade Chinese snacks and appetisers for a while, and what better time than this to whip up some […]

Sourdough Loaf with Chilli Smoked Mackerel Niçoise with Soft Boiled Eggs

Tweet According to My Diary, today is Experimental Cooking Day, and as I am a good girl, I am doing as I am told. After some deliberation, I decided that today should be the day when I experiment with the sourdough starter that I have had on the go. I only started it on Saturday, […]

Farmhouse Breakfast Week 2014

Tweet Apparently there are people out there who don’t eat breakfast! I know, how can that be? Given the choice, I’d eat breakfast for, well, breakfast, dinner and tea – there are very few breakfast foods that I don’t enjoy. It’s such an important meal, and sets you up for the day, which is why National […]