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Blackcurrant Tarts

June & July are blackcurrant season in the garden. Harvesting actually does span over two months for me because our blackcurrant bush is very old, very big & its fruit continues to ripen at different stages in early summer. It’s one of the few nice things that I actually inherited with my house. The previous …

Strawberry Tart

It’s July, the weather’s naturally gone a bit grim & there’s nothing but tennis on the telly, our saving grace right now are the bountiful strawberries. It’s been a bumper year for them in the garden this year & they’re available to buy quite cheaply right too. Seeing at it’s Wimbledon season, even if you …

Roasted Apricot & Rosemary Tart

Stone fruit season is finally here which means summer desserts are now an essential part of my baking again. Apricots are always the first to come into season, small, bright & mighty, they pair well with so many flavours. Whilst they might be considered a bit of a bland fruit by many, apricots truly come …

Spring Greens Tart

Although it may not feel as though spring has really arrived yet here in Wales, thankfully the damp & colder weather hasn’t had too much of an impact on our seasonal favourites. The market is still awash with colour & as we wait for the warmer sun of summer & the rainbow that it brings, …

No Bake Fig, Honey & Walnut Tarts

Each year it’s difficult to let the summer go but with the autumn bringing me such tempting delights as apples, grapes & figs, I can almost forgive it for abandoning me (almost). Each gorgeous fruit has it’s own appeal but none quite compare to the dusky-skinned, luscious fig. Thought to be one of the oldest …

No Bake Coffee Hazelnut Tart

Whilst lockdown life isn’t ideal, I think we can all be grateful here in the UK that we’ve been blessed with some unseasonably stunning weather. It’s been the sunniest Spring on record for the UK, actually exceeding the amount of sunshine we’d usually see for most of our summer months! So whilst we may not …

Pumpkin Pie

Not just for jack’o’lanterns or soup, pumpkins are so much more than we give them credit for. Yes, their innards don’t smell particularly pleasing when carving & gutting them out, & yes, there are much easier gourds to chop, dissect & cook with than our giant orange friend. But, how many of those can say …

Rhubarb Frangipane Tart

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 I’ve even …