One Ingredient – The May Round Up

salmon & cream cheese spread

I did get a bit of a shock when I realised that this month’s entries have increased twofold since the round up I did a couple of months ago. So thanks to all of you that entered! Lemons have proved to be a popular ingredient and there are lots of recipes to talk about, both […]

Jubilee Mini Pavlovas

Jubilee pavlovas

I couldn’t resist posting just one more Jubileetastic dessert before the weekend of fun commences. This is something that came to me on one of those nights when you wake up at 3am on the dot and can’t go back to sleep. This is a regular occurrence for me but I now choose not to […]

We Should Cocoa – The May Round-up


When I was asked to host the We Should Cocoa challenge for May I gladly accepted the offer but when the moment came to announce the challenge I must admit to feeling really nervous about it. I found it quite a struggle choosing an ingredient as I didn’t want to be neither too way out […]

Spring Onion Pancakes with Crunchy Sweet Chilli Dipping sauce

Spring onion pancakes

Our allotment is beginning to produce some goodies for us. We have been enjoying the purple sprouting broccoli over the last few weeks and now we are into the spring onions. Both vegetables have required virtually no help from us. The recent rain has been plentiful which should have encouraged the slugs to come and […]

Almond Tiramisu

Almond Tiramisu

There was a bit of a debate going on last week over the Amaretto/Amaretti issue. Interestingly they can both be made from almonds or apricot kernels. Naturally, for my choice of ALMONDS as this month’s We Should Cocoa challenge, I had to go a hunting for Amaretti biscuits made from almonds and that is what […]

White Chocolate Saffron & Cardamom Sorbet With Candied Walnuts

White choc sorbet

I do happen to like white chocolate. It’s probably down to fond memories of the milky bar kid. It’s buttery and fatty, ever so greasy with a hint of custard to it so whether this is a good or a bad thing, I am rather fond of it. So I thought making  white chocolate sorbet […]

Diamond Jubilee Cupcakes

Jubilee cupcakes

Jubilee celebrations are going on in our house mainly in the form of cake baking. I love any excuse to bake a cake and that is probably going to take up a large part of this month. I am totally into all the souvenir paraphernalia and have started my collection. So far, the Jubilee Tate […]

Rose Petal Shortbread

Rose petal shortbread slice

Having been very taken with my little bottle of Rose extract, I can now safely say I am hooked on all things floral when it comes to baking. I think it’s the smell that draws me in and the taste is somehow quite exotic . It is definitely a case of being subtle with your […]

Versatile Blogger Award

sunshine award

Thanks to Janice at Farmersgirl Kitchen for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award! I have been blogging for about a year now and have to say have enjoyed every minute of it. This is because I have discovered a love for writing as well as  for reading the many brilliant food  blogs. I love […]

#OneIngredient Recipe Linky -The May Challenge

One ingredient-Lemon

May is one of my favourite months of the year so I am very happy to be hosting the “OneIngredient”challenge this month. This is a jointly hosted recipe linky set up by Nazima at Working London Mummmy and co-hosted by me! The idea behind the challenge is for us to pick an ingredient and you […]