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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.