Cake

Citrus Raspberry Olive Oil Cake

May 12, 2016

LemonOliveOilCake (3)If you want a light and springy cake with a touch of fruitiness then you can’t go wrong with this citrus olive oil cake. It tastes lighter than an all butter cake, and has a delicious crisp crust thanks to the olive oil. Continue Reading…

Dessert

Celebration Pavlova

April 9, 2016

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In the 5 years that I have been blogging, this has been my longest break yet. A whole four months has passed since my last post, but I am finally back 🙂 In December I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy called Jack, and our life has been a wonderful whirlwind ever since. Continue Reading…

Cake

Lemon Curd and Blueberry Sponge

December 9, 2015

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At this time of year, I usually make mince pies, or chocolate cake, but this year I am opting for something lighter and fresher. Lemons are plentiful here in the winter time and lemon desserts are a personal favorite of mine. This cake is a simple Victoria sponge, with some fresh lemon curd, blueberries and cream. Continue Reading…

Dessert

Chocolate Orange Tartlets

November 10, 2015

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So far we’ve a had a very mild autumn, but in the last few days there has been a bitter cold chill in the air. Like most people, I am not a fan of frosty mornings and dark evenings,  but I love the chance to sit by a roaring fire and indulge in hot chocolate and buttery treats. These chocolate and orange tarts are just the type of treat that can make any day seem brighter. Continue Reading…

Cake

Caramel Apple Pecan Cake

October 21, 2015

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We still have lots of apples in the garden, so I was trying to think of ways to use them up other than making apple butter (we now have enough apple butter to get us through the next apocalypse, or winter, whichever comes first!) It’s the time of year for caramel apples. I do like the idea of caramel apples, but I have never been a big fan of eating them. They always seem kind of impossible to eat and raw apple and caramel is not nearly as nice as slowly cooked apple and caramel. So, instead of caramel apples, I came up with this caramel apple cake. Continue Reading…

Soup

Cauliflower Cheese Soup

October 9, 2015

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This creamy cauliflower cheese soup is like a hug in a bowl. It will make all your troubles go away, and may even prevent bad weather related grumpiness – it’s that powerful. There are lots of hearty soup recipes out there, but not many soups are this cheesy and creamy. It’s pretty much a meal in itself. Continue Reading…