Here Comes the Sun

I think us Brits can be forgiven for getting a little over excited when we get get hot weather as we get such little of it, relatively speaking. I guess we appreciate it all the more because of that, and…

Art

The Fragile and Bittersweet Beauty of Life

This year hasn’t been as I’d anticipated so far, getting off to something of a false start for me. As last year drew to a close I had to say goodbye to a dear friend, my cousin-in-law’s father, when he…

Christmas 2017 + Turkey & Broccoli Risotto

Whoa, that was a bumpy sleigh ride this Christmas. May I pass on a little word of advice? Don’t move home three weeks before Christmas. In fact, don’t move at all in December. Especially not if you are hosting Christmas.…

The Essence of Lemons

This is the start of a new series on the blog, looking at just one ingredient and what it adds to cooking, food and health. Lemon, Citrus limon Lemons were the first thing that came to my mind when I…

I’m Back!

Hey everyone! You may have seen me over the past week or so on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and if you have and said hello thank you, I’ve had a lovely welcome back. After a long break I’m finally ready…

Pepped Up Veg

The usual colds are starting to go round now and I’ve been feeling a little under the weather of late, trying to fend off sneezes and snivels. I’ve been taking the herbal remedy Echinacea, which really seems to be effective,…

Stilton, Broccoli & Smoked Bacon Pasta

I do like a quick and easy pasta dish for a mid-week dinner, especially when it’s as comforting and tasty as this one. The other great thing about pasta dishes is that they are generally very adaptable so if you…

Lemon Curd and Chocolate Twists

I figured a return to food blogging wasn’t really legitimate until I post about, well, food. So here we have a quick, easy and totally scrummy recipe for a little something sweet to have with your mid-morning coffee. Lemon Curd…

Simple yet delicious puff pastry twists with lemon curd and chocolate spread.

Turning Leaves

It feels a little strange to be on this blog, in this space, typing these words. Time has past, the blog has stood still, waiting patiently for me. I’m finding my way back, fingertips feeling for keys, mind reaching for…

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