As an avid blog reader barely a day goes by without seeing a reference to ‘paleo diets’. For those who are unaware the paleolithic diet (or caveman diet) is a nutritional plan based around food types that were available to our ancestors nearly 2.5 million years ago. By eliminating grains, dairy and processed foods (among […]
Like a lot of the globe, here in the UK spring is more a hope than the current season, with flurries of snow as late as April making winter feel endless. Over the weekend it seemed nice enough to open the windows and let some fresh air breeze through the apartment. Coupled with the light […]
St Patrick’s Day means two things to me (not being Irish, or even having visited Ireland) my annual tasting of Guinness to see if I like it yet – and this year I do! – and making Delia Smith’s Chocolate Guinness cake. After a little morning-after-the-night-before cake baking accident (maybe I’m more Irish than I […]
Whether you’re celebrating with your boyfriend, girlfriend or a great friend today these sweet pink meringues are the perfect way to share your feelings.
As I talked about over on my blog, I am well and truly throwing myself into the standard January diet. I think it’s going well, I know 2 weeks in is a little early to be claiming this but my snug work trousers are fitting more comfortably and I don’t feel too deprived. I think […]
Not wanting to rely on the typical chocolate dessert I played around with other childhood memories, in the hope that one day I will get to experience a ‘White Christmas’ and my Grandmother’s brandy butter. The result, sweet white cupcakes with a hint of booze, the perfect way to finish Christmas dinner.
I have always loved the idea of Thanksgiving – something I have yet to have a chance to celebrate. Is there a more perfect tradition than making time to remember what you are thankful for, what makes your life that bit more special? One of my favourite parts of big celebration meals is the the plethora of ways you can use the leftovers. Meat pies are a brilliant way to make a meal out of scraps of roast meat, and the filling can be bulked out with leftover vegetables.
I love Halloween! It’s the perfect excuse to regress back to childhood; you get to dress up, watch films you know you shouldn’t because they’re scary and gorge yourself on more sweets than are good for you.
Whenever we visited my paternal grandparents at this time of year they would always take us out to collect wild blackberries which grow freely beside country paths in much of England. Hot mugs of tea were served when we returned to warm us up, whilst my Grandmother would get to work in the kitchen making this dessert.