Chilli & Apricot Chutney

SWEET KICKS Green fingers is something that I seem to have developed as I've aged. I've discovered the joy & sense of pride that comes from keeping my plants alive, growing my own food & generally adding a bit of colour into the garden & home (I've become a real proud plant mama). One of [...]

Rhubarb Frangipane Tart

Proudly Pink Is there anything more summery than a fruit tart? (well other than the healthy alternative of simply fruit that is). As temperatures rise, nights draw longer & (hopefully) the sun begins to shine we are blessed with a plethora of colourful fruity offerings. It's the season of preserving, foraging & green fingers. This year [...]

Summer Garden Jam

Seasonal Farewells It's over, gone, done & dusted for another year. Luckily as we mourn the loss of a summer that never truly came to be, we enter a season that I'm just as fond of, Autumn. The beginning of Autumn signals three things for me... firstly pumpkins, everything from cakes, pies & muffins to [...]

Summer Berry Cake

The Undefeated Baker Poeth(or hot if you're reading this in anywhere other than Wales), it has been uncharacteristically hot here in Wales this week. Summer in the UK usually consist of brief bursts of summer sun, likely for around 3-4 days (if we're lucky) before the sun retreats in defeat of grey clouds once again. [...]

Courgette Cake

Veg Patch Vitamin D As the sun returns after many, chilly autumn like weeks in Wales, it appears we are due 2 days of summer. So after weeks of baking some very unseasonal bakes (there may have been gingerbread), the sudden hit of vitamin D has me inspired again. The windows are agape, letting summer [...]