May 22, 2016
Morning all. Ed is on his Sunday morning walk in the woods with Ernie and George is having his first lie in for weeks so I’ve just got time to share my sticky buns with you. There are many, many more buns to be found on thingswemake but I like this recipe as it’s not […]
March 17, 2016
I’ve just bought some new season rhubarb. Young and tender and pink as you like. I love these slender, forced Timperley stems. They are so tender and not at all stringy like the rhubarb my Mum used to grow. It makes me think that Spring is really on the way. It’s a real toss-up as […]
March 5, 2016
Oh my. Have I got a back catalogue building up? Yes…yes I have. I keep developing and jotting down recipes. Testing, eating, altering, trying again. I write them up in draft and just don’t get around to taking a photo and posting them on here. Here’s one to be going on with. As with most […]
May 25, 2015
Sometimes you just need a no-nonsense cake. One for the weekend, obligingly providing slices of dense, butteriness with every cup of tea. One for when friends are calling in and you want to offer sustenance, but nothing too fussy. One to wrap in foil and take on a camping trip or to stuff into a rucksack for a walk on […]
December 17, 2014
It’s been a while, so I thought I’d break us in gently with a nice, simple turnover. We’ve been through a lot you and I. We’ve made good things and bad things, sown stuff and grown stuff, been places and filled our faces. I feel sad that I’ve not been sharing, but there are times […]
August 13, 2014
Choose life: Choose a big meringuey pudding that takes up a whole shelf in the fridge and a weeks worth of calories in your belly.
December 27, 2013
If you say to your guests "Would you like a glass of Mulled Cider?" they will invariably say "Yes, that would be lovely."
September 20, 2013
Not a pink 1970's rag doll but a rich, open-weave scone drenched with strawberries and cream.
September 3, 2013
The idea for this cake came to me as I woke up this morning. I leapt out of bed declaring that I wanted some sort of breakfast cake. Is that even a thing?
August 2, 2013
You know how this works by now: I tell you a meandering tale by way of recipe foreplay then insert a money shot to keep your interest. Today though…because my final images are being saved for the Autumn edition of Aga Living Magazine you will have to make do with one of my ‘practice tarts’ […]
June 29, 2013
Something different to our usual elderflower cordial and champagne that's a gnat's heavier on the alcohol.
March 11, 2013
These were destined to be apple and ginger, but they became caramel apple tarts and I can't see anyone complaining.