Posts Tagged ‘baking’

CHAI AND ORANGE OAT BARS WITH COCONOM

CHAI AND ORANGE OAT BARS WITH COCONOM

Back in the kitchen and loving it yesterday, my sister has a super sweet new role working with the lovely peeps at Coconom which means I get to try out some Autumn recipes using their lovely plain and flavoured coconut sugar. I am always looking for healthier ways to sweeten my baking and porridge and well everything […]


COCONUT AND PEACH CUPCAKES

COCONUT AND PEACH CUPCAKES

The first sunny Monday in forever and I find myself upping the heat indoors with a bit of baking. With tins of coconut milk and peaches in the cupboard, one egg and the usual cupcake ingredients to hand I made a batch of Coconut and Peach cupcakes for my husband and his busy colleagues. I […]


SOME CANDY COLOURED WEEKEND JOY FOR YOU

SOME CANDY COLOURED WEEKEND JOY FOR YOU

Catching up after three days away from my husband, cats, laptop, Pinterest and all my favourite things. So with my tigers by my side I have sought out these four images featuring some candy coloured happiness for your weekend x 1. How to Make a Perfectly Delightful Vanilla Birthday Cake – Sweetapolita. 2. San Francisco […]


OH SUCH PRETTY THINGS

OH SUCH PRETTY THINGS

Brightness. I’m seeking it everywhere. Nearly April, still a grey sky and the threat of snow is hanging over our heads. So you can imagine my joy when I found these images from Jessica Enig’s cake decorating party popping up on pinterest. The prettiest party idea and you get to take home a beautiful chunk of […]


A SUNDAY WITH SPRINKLES

A SUNDAY WITH SPRINKLES

Something sweet for a gloomy Sunday morning, colourful brunch or early afternoon tea. An Autumn version of a simple favourite Fairy Bread. All you need is a batch of scotch pancakes, smooth jam in your favourite flavour (I chose Apricot), sugar sprinkles, and a heart shaped cookie cutter. Toast the pancakes, when cool enough to handle, […]


TO BE UP IN THE HILLS

Just look at these bowls full of goodness from Sarah Yates of A House in the Hills, my blog of the week, new to me, found via Pinterest. I love the recipes on this lovely blog, written by Sarah about her life with photographer Lou Mora and their two dogs Ruca and Eleanor in Los Angeles. These wholesome meals are […]


CHASING SUMMER

CHASING SUMMER

Chasing Summer, but not quite getting there this year in old Blighty, we have had so much rain that the hose pipe ban has been lifted so every cloud it seems does have a silver lining. For my sunshine though I have turned (all be it belatedly) to the pages of the Sweet Paul Magazine Summer issue […]


EASTER BAKING

EASTER BAKING

Cold grey and miserable outside. But indoors the table is littered with chocolate egg pieces and pretty foil scraps, to cosy up this dull spring day I’m sharing my favourite page from Melina Hammer’s feature in latest issue of Lamu Slenis “Llamas’ valley” Magazine. I know cranberries are out of season but this simple recipe could […]


COOK BAKE EAT, KITCHEN GARDEN MARKET

COOK BAKE EAT, KITCHEN GARDEN MARKET

I am so excited about todays blog of the week. Just beginning, Lovely food is a new blog started by Charlotte, who you may already know from Anknel and Burblets.If not? That’s two wonderful new places to spend a quiet morning or afternoon. I can’t wait to see Charlotte’s photography and kitchen talents fully blossom side by […]


A LITTLE BIT OF SOMETHING FANCY

A LITTLE BIT OF SOMETHING FANCY

So as you know I collect and keep magazine pages by the bundle, and thought I would actually try out some of the things from the pages that I keep. My first trial is Fairy bread, usually seen served at children’s parties in New Zealand and Australia. It was featured in the last issue of Oh […]


SIX THINGS-GILT TASTE

SIX THINGS-GILT TASTE

After a lovely bustling evening of late night shopping in the Old Town, this morning the sky is gently snowing, but never fear, I have a pot of rice pudding on the hob for breakfast and six delicious things from the Gilt Taste range for you. Even if you can’t order, the packaging and food […]


EDIBLE HAND WARMERS

EDIBLE HAND WARMERS

Just popping in to wish you a happy weekend and share a link to the beautiful Dessert for Breakfast blog and Stephanie’s lovely recipe for Cheddar and Apple hand pies. I love the cosy pictures and this recipe sounds delicious. So we will definitely be trying it out. Might even try another batch with pear, walnut […]


DELETED SCENES

DELETED SCENES

Our internet and Television service was down on Monday so we enjoyed and old fashioned Halloween night of candlelit scrabble and peace and quiet, while the tigers played hide and seek in cardboard boxes and under towels.


SWEET GINGER

SWEET GINGER

Monday saw me excited to try a warming baking recipe and after reading about this New Zealand favourite a while ago, I have finally got around to trying it out, is it my Aquarian airy fairy ways that make me so slow at doing anything? Any other Aquarians out there? Anyway here I am, a […]


TREASURED RECIPES

TREASURED RECIPES

Beautiful, blustery, berry coloured fall, and what better way to celebrate and welcome this heart warming season than spending a few hours getting lost in the newest issue of Sweet Paul Magazine. I still can’t believe this magazine is free?! Each time I receive the email to tell me a new issue is out, I hurry […]


IN WITH THE TIDE

IN WITH THE TIDE

My first Autumn weekend was a success, how was yours? Friday came and it was grey outside, a thick sea mist had rolled in with the tide and settled over our town. After a morning of experimenting with packaging designs I needed something pretty to eat and discovered nothing sweet in my cupboards, so I […]


WHAT’S DONE AND THINGS TO COME

WHAT'S DONE AND THINGS TO COME

It’s Friday already, and with work and visits to friends planned my next few days are packed full. Before I bound into the weekend here are some pictures from my last couple of weeks. Cakes I miss you but I am making a trio of puddings for friends on Sunday so not long until we […]


THE TINIEST OF TIGERS

THE TINIEST OF TIGERS

I’ve been at home all day, moving things, doing a bit of DIY, starting a second paper pompom garland. At three I left to go to pilates and mixed in with all the mail for the building I found a pretty parcel addressed to me.


WEEKEND BAKE DAY

WEEKEND BAKE DAY

Sunday, a pottery painting party for three year old Amelia, crisps, paints, fizzy drinks and the pinkest cakes I could make. At the quietest table me and three girlfriends who didn’t have children sat and seemed to be taking it way too seriously, we stayed out of the danger zone and painted tumblers (me), and […]


A PINK KNITTED BONNET

A PINK KNITTED BONNET

I don’t know who I am trying to kid when I say that “I’m not that into pink”. Unbelievably I say and think it quite often, Have you seen this place? I think I have mentioned before that a tutor at college once told me that looking at the colour pink induces the same happiness […]


MIDWEEK FOR SWEET TOOTHS

MIDWEEK FOR SWEET TOOTHS

Baking makes me happy, and baking zesty lemon wolf cookies for the husband makes me even happier. Lemon sherbet cookies 250g butter softened 140g caster sugar 1 egg yolk 2 tsp vanilla extract 300g plain flour sifted zest and juice of 2 lemons 2 cups of Icing sugar Sugar Pareils Pre-heat oven to 180C, fan […]


SUGARY FOOTPRINTS

SUGARY FOOTPRINTS

Thank you for all the kitten love. A weekend of baking cakes for a friend in a whirlwind of powder fine icing sugar combined with the excitement of our little girls arriving left the kitchen floor covered in tiny sugary footprints. Not phased by the loud whir of the electric whisk they skittered from room […]


MARKET DAY

MARKET DAY

Helping out in my old offices this week has really helped to remind me how lucky I am to run my online spaces and have so much more freedom, today was market day so after meeting my husband at lunch time on my way home, we made a bee line for the stand of local […]


TINY ROBINS

This week I have been baking christmas cupcakes, eating brie and cranberry toasties and adding the final ribbons to some parcels. I found these tiny robins in amongst my baking paraphernalia to top the snowy icing.