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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Midweek quiet time this morning (after a blustery stormy night) found me browsing through all the back issues of the lovely Styled Magazine by Victoria Hudgins of A Subtle Revelry, and I found a few pages I think you will like. All images Styled Magazine.
Sharing some Saturday joy in the form of my favourite feature from the Spring 2013 issue of Sweet Paul Magazine. A trip into the tender world of Violets by Dietlind Wolf, (pages 148-155). Recipes, crafts, sweet gifts and of course there is plenty more on the other 156 pages! All images Sweet Paul Magazine.
Finally getting some time to down tools and read all my favourite things online, and this feature from the Winter issue of Sweet Paul Magazine is just so magical. I’m off out first thing tomorrow to get me a net of walnuts and the ingredients to make that beautiful walnut marzipan. All images Sweet Paul [...]
Inspired meals with sumptuous settings, just a few pictures by the lovely Caitlin of Roost, my featured blog this week. Creating beautiful and tasty meals, firstly for her husband and for stories featured in magazines such as Kinfolk. The Beautiful pages of Roost are filed with soul warming writing, recipes and stunning photography.Roost is one of those blogs that [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
Friday at last, and a sweet one at that, as soon as I’m finished walking around outside in the glorious September Sunshine, I will be snuggling down to catch up with all the Fall goodness in the latest issue of Sweet Paul Magazine. Autumn recipes, Plaid interior inspiration and mushrooms crafted from vintage lace.
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 [...]
Pastel hues and lots of things to make, bake, craft and decorate. Here are my favourite pages from the newest issue of Sweet Paul Magazine. Always inspiring and packed with so many tasty recipes and fun stuff to get you motivated on fresh sunny days.Eating more and more vegetarian dishes than ever these days, so finding [...]
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 [...]
In these last few days of Autumn, I will be and have been, making things with apples, working on some paper decorations, watching Marlo sit like a meerkat, wishing my handmade endeavours only took up this much desk space.
Perfect to perk up a very dark and dismal Tuesday, the Sweet Paul Holiday issue is out toady and it’s packed with 172 pages of festive joy! My husband is insisting on no Christmas behaviours until December the first but, I don’t think he can stop me, my inner Elf is too darn excitable.
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 [...]
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 [...]