65th Birthday Afternoon tea

Today my fantastic builder (also a family friend) Colin had a fabulous afternoon tea to celebrate his 65th Birthday (which took place earlier this week). He asked if I would contribute a few cupcakes to spell out C-O-L-I-N-A-T-S-I-X-T-Y-F-I-V-E and a Victoria Sponge and I was more than happy to oblige, on the understanding he would pop... Continue Reading →


Felicity Cloake’s PERFECT Carrot Cake

As I'm sure most of you are aware by now, I am a huge fan of Guardian food writer extraordinaire Felicity Cloake. She transformed my roast chicken with her fairly healthy but utterly delicious version (poach breast side down for 10 mins before roasting in super hot oven), and confirmed what I had already discovered... Continue Reading →

Easy peasy smoked salmon pasta

This was my lovely quick dinner last night, recipe posted at the request of Rebecca Sian Wilson. Ingredients 60g Pasta, any kind (I like penne for this dish as collects the sauce nicely) 1 Small white onion, sliced 3 Mushrooms, sliced 50g Extra light cream cheese Some smoked salmon, sliced (I just used up what... Continue Reading →

Coconut Cupcakes with Pineapple Meringue Icing

I was thinking about what to make my Nan for pudding when she came over for lunch last weekend and this idea popped into my head; coconut cupcakes with pineapple meringue icing. I had only made meringue icing twice before and then it had been flavoured with strawberries... I had a go at this but... Continue Reading →

Delicious onion tartlets

Last Sunday I had my nan & vegetarian aunt over for Sunday lunch; it's always a challenge to find something yummy that works for both. Chicken was a no brainer for my nan & I, but for my aunt I thought I'd try out an individual onion tart which I'd always fancied trying!  This was... Continue Reading →

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