Lemon Tart Recipe

I’m on a roll with the sweet stuff and I just can’t seem to stop myself! This lemon tart is a childhood favorite of mine that my mum used to make if we had guests. I stole the recipe from her when I moved out and have been making it for special occasions ever since. […]

The Perfect Spring Cake

I made this cake for Easter Sunday but it would be perfect for any spring or summer occasion, especially if you’re eating outside. The cake itself is just a standard victoria sponge sandwiched with raspberry jam and whipped cream. I chose it because it’s really simple and light. There’s no rich frosting or layers of buttercream and the […]

Pancakes & Pancake Cakes (Part 2 – Lemon Mascarpone Crepe Stack)

Yesterday I shared the first part of this Shrove Tuesday post with the main dish – Chicken, Spinach & Mushroom in Green Onion, Parmesan Crepes. If you want to make a whole pancake-themed meal start there, otherwise, let’s skip right to dessert! I’ve been seeing these cakes made from layer upon layer of stacked crepes […]

Mulled Wine

Every year I like to get my friends together for a crafting night where we make Christmas decorations together and decorate cookies. This year it was a more low-key affair and we skipped the cookies but I did make mulled wine for us to share while we chatted and crafted. Mulled wine is that perfect […]

Candied Peel

It may seem a bit early to be preparing for Christmas but actually, many traditional British recipes were historically prepared months in advance, and doing so really helps the flavors to develop over time (especially when you add more brandy to them every 2 weeks!) It’s also really nice to get a few things out […]

Garden Update

In April I showed you the beginnings of my little pot garden I’ve started so I thought you might want to see how it’s getting on 3 months later. My tomatoes grew incredibly quickly into sturdy plants with lots of flowers and several green and rapidly growing tomatoes. I’m hoping a few will ripen and […]

Lemon Drizzle Cake

I try really hard not to eat sugar but recently I’ve been craving cake mix. This weekend I was making up a few meals to give to our friends who recently had twins so it seemed like the perfect time to bake something sweet as well, given that we wouldn’t need to eat all of it […]