Treasured Slices

Olive oil, I love this fruity golden elixir. Drizzled over my salads, as a condiment , to cook flavourful dishes with... there's no escaping olive oil in my everyday life. One of my guilty pleasures is to simply pour a good glug of oil into a bowl & plunge in large chunks of fresh crusty [...]

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 & culture [...]

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 exhaustion in [...]

Dunkable Eggs

Easter is a time of chocolate as we gift one another with chocolate eggs & treats. Each year I like to make my own chocolate eggs to give to friends & family, these do usually come in the form of my own Easter fried eggs however (me & chocolate moulds do not get on).  With [...]

Underrated Confections

Happy Easter!! It's that time of year again when we over indulge, begin to lose layers of clothing, celebrate long weekends with copious amounts of alcohol & all become chocoholics. Isn't it great?! I am one who is guilty of all of the above. I begin to reluctantly lose layers of clothing as I fool [...]

Pasiwch Y Menyn

Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus! Or if you're not from Wales or a Welsh speaker, Happy Saint David's Day! Saint David's Day is the feast day of the patron saint of Wales & it falls on March 1st, the date of Saint David's death. The day is much celebrated throughout Wales (even though it's not a [...]

Lucky Tang

Celebration. I'm happy to say that this is the theme in my life at the moment, 2018 seems to be working out rather well (fingers & toes crossed). Don't get too excited though as no, there's still no book deal or promise of opening up the Marmalade Teapot tea rooms just yet but I'm glad [...]

Squidgy excitement

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE MARMALADE TEAPOT! A little belated I know but as we say goodbye to 2017, the beginning of the new year has been keeping me on my toes, it's been an exciting time full of unexpected opportunity, adventure & happiness I'm glad to say. 2017 was a year where I got [...]

Traditional stirring

Stir-up Sunday is upon us once again which means that the countdown to Christmas can truly begin. First comes the excitement (yes this 28-year-old still gets overly excited with every Christmas song on the radio & at the prospect of presents) & second comes the baking.. so much baking. Every December my little kitchen is [...]

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 overpriced hot [...]