Spooky Stuff

Spooky Stuff

I am ashamed to say that this is my first post since last Christmas, eek! Work, as it tends to, got in the way, but now that I am finally settled into my second new job of this year, I can post once more. So, October, my favourite month of the year and not just … Continue reading

Fabulous Festive Gifts

Fabulous Festive Gifts

With Christmas only a couple of weeks away here are a few lovely gift ideas for those cooks in your life. Or you could just treat yourself…… I love the majority of things that Cath Kidston has to offer, and this preserving kit is no exception. Perfect for adding a little glamour to your homemade … Continue reading

Heavenly Ham Hock Pie

Heavenly Ham Hock Pie

I can’t quite believe that it will be October tomorrow but for me that’s good news, as I love this time of year. I adore the sudden change in the season as the pretty pinks and bright yellows of summer fade into the rich reds and dusky oranges of autumn. Everything starts to feel cosy, … Continue reading

Biscuits!

Biscuits!

This rainy, damp weekend has been perfect. For one, I’ve managed to get all of my apres-holiday washing done, the flat has been dusted to within an inch of its life and I have had loads of time to try out some recipes from this gorgeous book, ‘Biscuit’ by Miranda Gore Browne. Miranda’s book is simply lovely. … Continue reading

Something that will sizzle on your BBQ!

Something that will sizzle on your BBQ!

The sun has finally arrived here in the UK and it’s just beautiful! If you’re a fan of ribs, look no further. Here is my recipe from Fairytale Food for gloriously sticky, sweet, spicy pork ribs. The longer you leave them to marinate the better in my opinion – I give them 24 hours. Three Little … Continue reading

An easy after dinner treat

An easy after dinner treat

I was sifting through the ever-growing pile of recipes that I snip out of various magazines and I came across this really simple recipe which I found in Sainsbury’s Magazine last year. It’s incredibly easy and the only cooking involved is melting some chocolate and butter but the result is lots of very tasty little … Continue reading

Got left over pastry? Make Jam Tarts!

Got left over pastry? Make Jam Tarts!

I was making a bacon and mushroom quiche today for dinner and I had a small fist-sized ball of pastry left over. Before slinging it in the bin I thought back to a lovely weekend at my parents’ house not so long ago. Mum and I were making a steak pie and with the left … Continue reading