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...
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...
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 &...
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...
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...