Homemade Easter Eggs

Easter eggs are far and away the biggest non-religious Easter tradition in the UK. I’m not talking about dyeing or painting regular hen’s eggs, or even the small cream or caramel-filled chocolate eggs. I’m talking giant chocolate shells filled with candy of some kind, usually more chocolate. If they were real eggs they’d have to […]

Cheap & Easy Cake Stand & Other Oscars Party Decorations

Last Sunday was the cooking event of the year (in my house at least!) I’m talking about my annual Oscar’s party, which has somehow snowballed into an awesome tradition of fancy clothes and fancy food and more people than we can comfortably fit around our TV. Learning from my experiments last year, I picked out a few […]

Orange Almond Cake with Vanilla Bourbon Mascarpone

Tuesday was my husband’s birthday so I organized a meal out for the 2 of us. I was attending an event that evening so I decided it was a good opportunity to go out near the event and get to know a different part of town a little better. I couldn’t get a reservation for […]

Simple Pinecone Decorations

As the end of the year draws near, I find myself inevitably drawn to crafting. Perhaps it’s the cooler, wetter weather (except here the weather is still warm and sunny and the best it’s been all year). Maybe the seasonal shifts are ingrained in me regardless of the actual temperature. Or perhaps it’s the approaching holidays […]