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Rolling into lunch ……

Rolling into lunch ……

A 'giant sausage roll' is the stuff of dreams for most family lunches!  My boys (aged 12 & 14) just can't get enough of it and it is also one of the most requested picnic items as well!  Whenever I make these for any friends - and even people I don't' know - they...

Teatime treat …… from the freezer!

Teatime treat …… from the freezer!

From freezer to table - a perfect combination I feel, although with so much time on my hands, I don't really need to be finding ways to 'save' it!  However, when we return to a more normal routine, life is busy and cake is delicious!  And if you can make a batch and...

Going wild ……. for garlic!

Going wild ……. for garlic!

Going wild ..... for garlic!. We are surrounded by wild garlic at this time of year - and whilst the pretty little flowers are aren't out yet, the broad soft green leaves are.  And they are perfect to add to recipes for their gentle flavour & vibrant colour. If...

Spare bananas…..?

Spare bananas…..?

Got any spare bananas......? This recipes is a true family favourite - and makes 2 generous loaves.... one for now and one for the freezer!  You can use fresh/ripe bananas or better still - when you find soft/going brown bananas in your fruit bowl - pop them in the...

Always room for a brownie ….

Always room for a brownie ….

Always room for a brownie…  … and this one is wrapped around pears!  A very quick and easy chocolate pear pudding – and perfect for yet another rainy Sunday. Brownies are a true hero of any family gathering – and so popular amongst us all.  So many varieties,...

Exploring flavours ….

Exploring flavours ….

Exploring baking flavours …… As part of my ‘alternative’ January I’m trying to bake with different ingredients and find out more about life without eggs, refined white sugar, cream and butter!  It’s quite a challenge removing these familiar friends…. And I haven’t...

Out with the old….. in with the new…. ingredients!

Out with the old….. in with the new…. ingredients!

OUT WITH THE OLD – IN WITH THE NEW INGREDIENTS Happy New Year, I hope you’ve all had a happy & festive time over the past couple of weeks …… and like me, are now looking forward to fun and foody 2020?! I’ve managed to start the year with my best foot forward –...

Christmas lights ….

Christmas lights ….

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS With all the food and fun we will be having over the next week or so, it’s hard not to continuously be eating rich, sugary and totally gorgeous Christmas treats and flavours…. And whilst I love this as much as the next person, my body doesn’t and I...

Skinny dipping …..

Skinny dipping …..

Skinny dipping….. with friends With Christmas around the corner it is always useful to have a few friendly recipes up your sleeve – so to speak – that you can pull together for gatherings and unexpected visitors! And even better if they are recipes that are kind to...

Simple sauce ….

Simple sauce ….

A VERY USEFUL TOMATO SAUCE  …… It’s always good share simple ideas - and here is one that I am always keen to have in my freezer. I had busy time last week – lots of cooking and a few veggies left over along with a huge box of spare cherry tomatoes from the market....

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“Beautiful”

".... my bouquet was so beautiful and looked that you had picked every flower from your own garden. My bridesmaids loved their posies and the button holes were perfect and you could really smell the sage - as you said we would! Thank you for all your fantastic help. "

Claire, a country-style summer wedding

“Fabulous service”

".... thank you so much for being in my kitchen last night and giving us such a fantastic dinner. You really allowed me to spend time with my guests and enjoy the night before my son’s wedding. All the family were so relaxed and we all particularly loved your puddings! "

Louise & John,
a pre-wedding supper

“Delicious food”

".... a quick note to say thank you for an excellent meal on Tuesday delicious food, efficiently delivered and enjoyed by all of us.  It was lovely to enjoy good food at home, rather than in a noisy pub or restaurant and we couldnt have danced to 1960s Italian pop songs outside the house either!”

Nicky, family dinner party

"So pretty"

".... OMG the birthday cake you made for me was amazing. My friends and colleagues ate it all! The raspberry and passion fruit filling was delicious and the little petals and flower heads were so pretty. Please can I order 2 more for when my family come to stay next weekend?."

Jo, a decadent birthday cake