Lets Make Christmas 2012 at The Rococo Chocolate Factory

Rococo Collage 2012

Looking back to my childhood in the 70s, who ever would have guessed back then that the world of chocolate  would become filled with Artisan producers and Master chocolatiers, with Britain being at the forefront of the chocolate revolution. Remember Snickers when it was Marathon, Texan bars and Yo Yos? Of course they are still […]

The Christmas Gift Swap 2012 & My Gifts

3 chilli chocolate cake united

Vanessa Kimbell’s “Let’s Make Christmas Gift Swap 2012” is happening today and I am taking along a couple of cakes with me to swap with lots of other bloggers. This time last year at the Gift Swap, I had only met  Nazima of Franglais Kitchen and Kate at What Kate Baked. How things have taken […]

Let’s Make Christmas at Fortnum & Mason and My Turkish Delight

turkish delight no choc

Yesterday was one of those days that I will remember and look back on with truly good memories. Spending a day with fellow food bloggers, chatting and looking at what everyone had brought for the gift swap was such a pleasure. The “Let’s Make Christmas” gift swap held by Vanessa Kimbell at Fortnum & Mason […]

How To Make Ginger Cordial

ginger cordial bottle

Ginger is an ingredient I often turn to when I am feeling  under the weather. It warms me up when I am feeling cold and it clears and soothes my throat when the winter viruses come a calling. It is also an ingredient that can liven up a soft drink and there is often nothing […]

Posh pickled onions for a gift

Posh pickled onions close up

I have a special liking for all things pickle.  I have always, for as long as I can remember eaten gherkins, capers, onions, cornichons and olives by the jar full. So I guess my sour taste buds are fully functioning! I was the child who tried to steal everyone’s gherkin from their burger and who […]