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Butterscotch Banana Sundae

July 31, 2014

ButterscotchSundaeFDo you ever have that moment of panic when you realize you have nothing for dessert and you’ve friends coming for dinner? I sometimes get so caught up making the main course that I have no time left to make dessert. Rather than rush out and buy a dessert though, there are plenty of things you can whip up in minutes to create a wonderful home-made dessert.

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Cherry Pie

June 5, 2014


Lots of things to be excited about this week- cherries are in season, plus there are beautiful peony roses blooming in the garden. It really is the small things! Living in Washington means that we are blessed with the most delicious, sun ripened, sweet and juicy cherries. Continue Reading…


Strawberry and Lemon Curd Meringues

May 24, 2014

Strawberry and Lemon Curd Meringues

Last time I was home in Ireland, my Dad made his famous pavlova with strawberries, and I made a lemon meringue pie. When I tasted the two desserts together I realized that strawberries, lemon curd and meringue are an amazingly good flavor combination. So, that is basically what inspired this recipe for zesty lemon curd, fresh strawberries, whipped cream and crispy meringues. Continue Reading…


Berry and Vanilla Cream Tart

May 9, 2014

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I often revisit and revise recipes I have made before on the blog. This week I went back in time – way back to the very start. My first ever post was for a fruit tart and the photos are so blindingly awful that I wanted to erase them the minute I saw them again. Continue Reading…


Spiced Apple and Almond Cake

April 18, 2014

Spiced Apple Cake (Gluten-free) This delicately spiced apple and almond cake is gluten-free and totally delicious. Almonds make a great base for a rich and nutty cake and the touch of ginger and cinnamon add a subtle spiced flavor. Continue Reading…


Banana Toffee Pudding Sundae

March 8, 2014

Toffee Pudding Sundae

Sticky toffee pudding is something I’ve become really fond of recently. It’s a very classic British dessert, that can be steamed or baked. This pudding is made with a basic cake batter and dates. Dates are not something you would normally associate with decadent desserts, but trust me it works. Continue Reading…