Lemon & Limoncello Marmalade

Potted Campania Is there anything more summery than large, colourful citrus fruits? While I'm partial do a bit of lemon most of the year round, there's something about this bitter-sweet, sunshine yellow fruit that never fails to promote thoughts of summertime when I either look at or taste it. Earlier in the summer, this lucky [...]

Blueberry Bagels

Iconic Chew I can't believe that its been a whole year since I made a big wonderful dent in my bucket list & visited New York. Already planning a return to the Big Apple, hopefully in 2019 (watch this space),... for now I simply have to reminisce. Such an amazing, hectic city full of life [...]

Banana Nut Muffins

Exemplary Energetic Having recently returned from a short break away in Barcelona (more on this soon) & a short spell of sunny excursions here in Wales (who'd have thought?!) I find myself depleted. Obviously adventuring around the globe, eating many pastries & walking miles upon miles exploring all the way is worth the feeling of [...]

Flapjacks

Adaptable Satisfaction If there are two types of foods that I love in life (other than desserts obviously)... the first is breakfast foods, cereals, anything toasted, muffins, oats, you name it. The second is snack foods, the thing's on which you can nibble to tide you over until your next meal, something on which to pick [...]

Cranberry & Orange Muffins

Praiseful Combinations Cranberries, a winter berry that is traditionally synonymous with Christmas, however this crimson, tart little berry has so much more potential than simply accompanying turkey dinner but once a year. Cranberries have refreshingly sharp, acidic flavour that pairs well with a little bit of sweetness. It's a flavour that I'm are very fond of, [...]

St Lucia Buns

A Little Goes A Long Way Saffron, the worlds most expensive spice. It's aromatic, colourful & has a unique flavour that really can't be compared to anything. Saffron is harvested by hand from the stigmas of the saffron crocus (or flower) & it takes a very large quantity of these flowers to produce just a small [...]

Rhubarb & Elderflower Jam

Pink Abundance Garden rhubarb, I have a crop that despite all odds returns to the bottom of my fascinating garden every year, greeting me with its joyous pink hue. I'm no gardening enthusiast by any means but I can't help but be impressed with the perseverance of nature right outside my back door. Over the [...]

Banana Bread

Lonely Bananas & Salted Butter 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 [...]

Breakfast Muffins

Lazy Sundays Breakfast, arguably the best meal of the day. That glorious aroma of toast popping, eggs sizzling, croissants baking, all awakening the senses, instantly turning your thoughts to food. Breakfast foods are amongst some of my absolute favourites, regardless of time of day. Everything toasted, buttery & jewelled with jam. Small, sweet treats; muffins, [...]