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Tiffin Cupcakes

Easy to make and delicious to eat, tiffin is perfect for an afternoon perk up with a cuppa. I decided to make an individual sized portion, no cutting and they look like cupcakes too! The mixed spice is an optional extra which m...


Have been meaning to make these for about a week, ready for Halloween and by the skin of my teeth I managed to get them ready before the doorbell rings with trick and treaters! You could add these brains to cupcakes, biscuits o...


Oaty Coconut Crunch Cookies

I had a bit of a craving recently for a crunchy cookie with oats and coconut, I seem to remember years and years ago making something scrummy with oil and not butter so felt the need to create them again!   I had some whea...

Chickens! Here come the girls……………..

We used to keep chickens when I was young, lots in a large run. I’ve always wanted to have a few but after seeing that a local farm was rehoming a large batch, the decision was made. Now our garden is by no means large, b...

I ♥ Italy

Nectarine & Amaretto Sorbet

Some things just remind you of summer and care free times, or may be it’s just the alcohol in this that does it! This bottle of Amaretto was brought on our first wedding anniversary in Sorrento, total bliss and after several (!...

Lemon & Elderflower Sandwich Biscuits

These little cuties used some of the Elderflower Cordial I made recently. They really do taste like summer to me. Of course you can use brought cordial, which means you can taste and dream of summer all year (which I do…..) Per...

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Elderflower Cordial, Summer Picnic Party!

Elderflower, the smell & taste always reminds me of summer. Perfect for alfresco dining & picnics! So I thought that it would be ideal to join in the blog Summer Picnic Party that Hani & Beth have organised. All the...
Foodie Penpals

June Foodie Parcel

  Well it’s that time again, so exciting to receive such a lovely thing through the post!   This is a scheme where you send out a parcel to your foodie “penpal” and receive one back from someone else, details here &nb...