My brother came to visit over the weekend and as his birthday is this Friday I thought we could celebrate in advance with some cake. I was planning to make him a carrot cake and then happened to sample this… Read More ›
Mini Christmas Puddings – great last minute recipe
This is a great last-minute Christmas Pudding recipe as it does not need time to mature and is best eaten within two weeks. Mini Christmas Puddings look a lot more sophisticated when they are served and these are just the… Read More ›
Homemade Abel and Cole Breakfast Cookies – and the photo competition
I have mentioned before that I get a weekly vegetable box from the UK company Abel & Cole. They have a great website full of recipe ideas for your fruit and vegetables, as well as a monthly recipe and photo competition…. Read More ›
Carrot Cake – and vintage finds
This carrot cake recipe came about because I had some carrots that needed using up. I had intended to make Carrot Cupcakes but having recently invested in a small food processor that lives in a tiny corner of the kitchen counter, instead… Read More ›
Carrot Cupcakes – slightly more virtuous than your average cupcake!
The other day I went to visit my friend Jo and her brand new black labradoodle puppy, Reggie. He is a fluffy bundle of enthusiasm and unbelievably gorgeous. Apparently he is slightly less gorgeous at 3am but I only saw him lolloping around… Read More ›
The Ultimate Winter (and Autumn) Couscous – and a trip to Ottolenghi
Those of you who regularly follow my blog will know that main dishes are not my forte. And cooking for vegetarians, despite having spent 8 years as a vegetarian myself, really throws me into a tailspin. Add in a cookery book… Read More ›
Birthday Carrot Cake – it’s probably actually good for you!
One of my very lovely friends (and I am extremely lucky in that I have lots of very lovely friends) was hosting lunch for her friend’s birthday and was looking for a birthday cake that could also serve as dessert… Read More ›