Croeso! Welcome, to The Marmalade Teapot, I’m Katie!

I’m a recipe developer, food photographer & grower from South Wales.

I’ve always been a creative person, ever since I was a little girl. Whether it was getting messy with paint & clay, making badges & jewellery or decorating fairy cakes & biscuits, so long as I was hands on, in the stages of a process to making something, I was happy.

Later in life when learning to cook I quickly found that this creative passion extended to the world of food.

I’ve always been fasciated with food, growing up in the countryside I’ve always surrounded by new & exciting tastes as the seasons changed.

But it wasn’t until I started to learn the principles & techniques of cooking & baking for myself that I truly appreciated food… where it comes from, it’s traditions, it’s history, how it’s grown, it’s culture, it’s ability to bring people together & form memories, & of course, each of the wonderful individual ingredients that plays it’s part in making it delicious.

Now, whilst I continually improve my own knowledge & skills as a self-taught baker & photographer, I’m passionate about telling the story of my own food, visually through my photographs, providing the history & my thought process through my words, & of course the all important taste with my recipes themselves.

I hope that my passion & love for food comes through on each page here & can inspire you to try something new, something forgotten or filled with personal memories.

You won’t find complicated or fussy foods here, as I believe that half of the eating is done with the eyes & food should be naturally beautiful, celebrating the ingredients & loving process that went into creating it. Whether you’re looking for something sweet or something savoury, something for tea or a celebration, you’ll find plenty of recipes to enjoy the seasons.

Happy baking! – Katie

Me in a nutshell:

I'm left-handed

My favourite Welsh word is ‘sglodion’, meaning ‘chips’

I'm an allotmenteer & gardener growing all sorts of fruits & veg all year round

I really don't like avocado

My middle name is 'Angharad', meaning 'much loved' in Welsh

I absolutely love Christmas!