Christmas

Quinoa and Cashew Bark

Quinoa and Cashew Bark

Well the excitement following my recent visit to the hospital has waned considerable, its not as plain sailing as I had hoped and the reality is that I still have the air cast boot, my crutches and now because I am trying to walk again, a hugely swollen, painful and…

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hedgerow syrup

Hedgerow Keep Well Syrup

We have been very lucky to be having a really gorgeous September so far, the last couple of days have been real stunners and it has given me a great opportunity to get out into the countryside and forage, something that anyone that knows me knows that I just love…

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chocolate mousse

Chocolate Mousse

My Husband is a huge chocoholic, me not so much, but every now and then he nags me enough to make him something that he would really like rather than something floral and quaint ! On this occasions, thanks to Pinterest he spotted this chocolate mousse, great, you maybe thinking,…

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Mince Pie Cake

Mince Pie Cake

I just wanted to post a very quick recipe just to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and to thank you all for following my blog and for all the lovely feedback that I have received during the year. 2014 has seen a few…

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ginger cake

Ginger Cake – Everyday Version

Christmas is coming ! I know that it is only November and I completely agree that Christmas should not be thought about until at least the 1st December, but as every baker knows, sometimes Christmas does have to sneak in a little bit earlier, making mincemeat and the traditional Christmas…

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Ferrero Rocher Mousse Cake

Ferrero Rocher Mousse Cake

Last night my eldest Son Simon and his lovely girlfriend came over for dinner, I was so looking forward to it as things are particularly difficult at the moment as my best friend of 28 years was told that her cancer is terminal and this is breaking my heart, again…

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sweet potato

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

I have been feeling rather guilty lately as I have really been neglecting this blog, so I thought I would post this recipe for gorgeous twice baked sweet potatoes. My neglect has come from my new love for crochet, knitting, sewing, refurbishing beautiful old furniture and interior design, all of…

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tunis cake

Tunis Cake

Now I am adding this recipe because I have been requested to do so, I am going to say that this cake is not really my cup of tea, I just do not get excited over a plain sponge with a chocolate ganache on top, but I understand that this…

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Twelfth night cake

Twelfth Night Cake

The Twelfth Night is a festival in some branches of Christianity marking the coming of the Epiphany and concluding the Twelve Days of Christmas,the cake traditionally celebrating Epiphany in France is called a galette des rois and consists of flaky puff pastry layers with a dense centre of frangipane. Tradition…

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