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Lilac & Honey Cake

Did you know that edible flowers work just as well inside a cake as they do decorating it? Particularly the fragrant blooms of Spring & early Summer. Fleeting as their moments are, there’s a sense of excitement & urgency with some seasonal ingredients & the spring lilacs are no exception. Beautiful as they are, blink …

Lilac Sugar

Spring is such an exciting time of year, as everything begins to burst back into life. The only downside though is that the majority of it’s beautiful blooms are fleeting, leaving a relatively short window to enjoy them in. This is where the art of preserving really is a blessing, pretty much anything can be …

Simple Coffee Cake

I’m not sure if it’s a lack of time, motivation or just pure laziness on my part but I am having a real moment for simple bakes right now, the one bowls, the bung it all in together, the ready in under an hour from start to finish kind of bakes. Minimal effort, instant gratification, …

Wild Garlic Salt

The wild garlic is in flower right now which means two things… firstly, it won’t be long now until it’s season comes to an end & secondly, that means that panic mode is setting in, I adore wild garlic & use it to no end during April & May, it quite honestly goes in or …

Wild Garlic & Chive Scones

I don’t think I need to bang on any more about just how much I love wild garlic season & why it’s so wonderful, but this over eager forager may or may not have a fridge rammed with green foliage right now, some of which has been in there for a questionable amount of time. …

Wholemeal Hot Cross Buns

We all like big buns (no pun intended) but no more so than at Easter time. Whilst hot cross buns unashamedly make their appearance shortly after Christmas in most supermarkets, their origin lies entirely in the spring time when they are traditionally eaten on Good Friday to mark the end of Lent. This doesn’t stop …

Pastiera Napoletana

When we think of Easter here in the UK, we usually think of chocolate eggs, simnel cake & hot cross buns, but did you ever wonder what it means to those across the globe? I won’t run you through each one but, instead, let me take you to Italy & introduce you to Easter Pie, …

Wild Garlic Pesto

Spring has sprung & the bluebells are out… that can only mean one thing, it’s time to dust off your foraging hat & get outdoors. Granted that’s a little easier said than done this year due to Covid but nonetheless, we can each get out & about for short little foraging walk each day & …

Banana Bread

As my poor KitchenAid sits proudly on the kitchen top, gleaming, begging to be used, & at least 3 Amazon deliveries of cookbooks have made their way to cookbook corner, their pages eagerly awaiting a dusting of flour & a splash of batter, alas I have not had the time or energy to commit this …

Blood Orange Curd

When blood orange season comes around, I just can’t help myself, whenever I see them at the market I’ll pick some up. Regardless of how many already lay undisturbed in my fruit bowl, the excitement gets to me & I buy more, running away with my endless thoughts & wonderful ideas of the grand things …