Posts Tagged ‘eat pretty’

COLD DECEMBER WINTER EVENING WARMER

COLD DECEMBER WINTER EVENING WARMER

Just a quick little evening share, this beautiful picture and recipe arrived in my email inbox this morning and I had to pass it on, from the lovely Folk Magazine. Cinnamon Hot Chocolate 3 ounces semisweet chocolate 1 Tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 cups milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla A few drops of almond […]


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 […]


THE FIRST SOUP OF AUTUMN

THE FIRST SOUP OF AUTUMN

The sudden drop in temperature coinciding with our radiators being temporarily disconnected meant hunting the bare cupboards and fridge for anything that could be thrown together to make a soup. Even if I could put the heating on it just seems too soon, doesn’t it? It was only a week ago I was wandering around in […]


SUMMER FRUITS AND SUNNY DAYS

SUMMER FRUITS AND SUNNY DAYS

Taking a pinch of inspiration from this recipe torn and saved from an old issue of Country Living Magazine, I used up the last peach in our fruit bowl to make a lovely salad, lots of greens, a sweet tangy dressing and some free-style polenta cakes filled us up nicely after a hard days work of […]


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 […]


HOT AND COLD

HOT AND COLD

Today has been a day of drinks. Having dashed in a huge circle around town in search of charcoal coloured paint and a post office that was open. On my way home I bought a pink of milk in a bid to make my own latte instead of spending five times the amount on a […]


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 […]


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 […]


STAYING WARM

STAYING WARM

Tucked away in the corner of my living room at first then stretching out onto the coffee table and beyond, I have been whiling the days away filing favourite paper pages in to folders for future use and books for now. Trying to stay warm, the tigers are snuggled up under blankets (Marlo) and radiators […]


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.


MIDWEEK SWEET TOOTH

MIDWEEK SWEET TOOTH

Yummy seaside treats all painted by Lancashire based Joel Penkman, Found via Petite Alma. I am discovering lots of great UK based Etsy shops this week. Hope to share my favourite things later if I have time x


AUTUMN CRUNCH

AUTUMN CRUNCH

What a day! In a good way of course, how are you this Tuesday? I have been doing a little DIY painting and putting together a vintage style notice board, making pretty packages (which I hope will lift the spirits of all who receive them) and sorting through an unbelievably awesome collection of vintage lace […]


ICE CREAM FOR BREAKFAST

ICE CREAM FOR BREAKFAST

A blustery, rainy evening, made for a quiet Saturday night in with the tigers. I am so happy to wake up without a hangover. Ready to face the day making things in my workroom. I am going to eat ice cream for breakfast in one of my new enamel bowls and salad for lunch, if […]


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 […]


SEASIDE SUPPER

SEASIDE SUPPER

Hello wednesday people, are you enjoying the sunshine? As you know I am always banging on about our lack of garden, so for the last few days while the summer seems to be making a comeback, we have been finding alfresco dining opportunities, a farm cafe, an inside/outside sushi restaurant, a lovely picnic with a […]


I’LL BE BACK BEFORE YOU KNOW IT

I'LL BE BACK BEFORE YOU KNOW IT

How has your week been, did you enter my giveaway yet? These days for us it’s all about hanging out with the tigers and serving things in blue and white bowls. I warn you now, theres a high chance I may never eat from a different coloured piece of crockery again.The tigers help me un-make […]


SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND xxx

SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND xxx

Hi all, are you there? I come bearing a gift to end a not so perfect week, bad back (slowly fixing due to the yoga) and even badder weather but I do hear talk of a heat wave, you have all been my sunshine this week, I love to read your comments and thought about […]


A WEEK OF RAIN

A WEEK OF RAIN

The husband is off riding around in the peeing rain this morning, but I guess all we can do is embrace it or be hermits for June? Images from my week including healthy breakfasts, (better than hula hoops, last week) the view from under my new umbrella, yes I have given in, and will probably […]


SUMMER IN A BOWL

SUMMER IN A BOWL

Strawberry season and throughout May we have been eating the finest from Kent, I do hope to go and pick my own at a local farm one day this summer, if it is ever sunny again? I mean to every year, but have not been since I was about 12 and I went with my […]


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.