Getting my mojo back, the Chelsea Flower Show and banana cupcakes

It is what it is Arrrrrrrrrrggghh! All my best intentions flew out the window after my last post almost 3 weeks ago… I’ve always said April/May has never been kind to me and but this year has really been taking the mick… My husband has been really ill, and during that time, I’ve lost a … Continue reading

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Lamb and avocado wraps

Certainly healthier than a kebab 🙂 With my husband away, I have free rein to eat all the things that he normally doesn’t like or tend to eat. I’d bought myself a lamb steak but with it being so warm and sunny last weekend, I really didn’t fancy a piping hot meal. I wanted finger … Continue reading

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Savoury Jellies: Crab salad served in a pea shoot and tomato jelly

Jelly making with a savoury twist Some of you may remember that last year, my husband and I visited London’s famous ‘Gherkin’ building to have dinner at Searcy’s restaurant on the top floor. The most memorial part of that night out, apart from the architecture, turned out to be the amuse bouche that we were … Continue reading

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A trip to Little Venice, some photos and a drink + recipe: a honey rum stinger

Little Venice – the one in Maida Vale, London I have taken to going for a brisk 30-40 min walk every day during my lunch break. In the past, I’ve always eaten lunch at my desk, preferring to work through the lunch hour in the hope that I would be able to leave work on … Continue reading

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Tagged by Celi from The Kitchen Garden to answer 10 questions

10 Questions for thebigfatnoodle I was tagged by Celi from The Kitchen Garden to take part in this fun blogging exercise. At first glance, I thought it looked fairly easy but it’s not! I did however have great fun trying to answer them as honestly as possible so here goes… I spent too much time … Continue reading

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Happy new year to all

I thought I wouldn’t have time to get one more post in but guess what… 🙂 Ringing in the New Year I love welcoming in each New Year just as much as the next person but every New Year’s eve, I can’t help but get a wee bit annoyed because every year, my friends act … Continue reading

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Boys will be boys… and happy new year wishes to all

Happy belated Christmas greetings everyone! It has been a very long while since my last post and I can only apologise. In the run up to Christmas, I just ran out of time to do everything I wanted to do, and post some more recipes up before our friends arrived. To top it all off, … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season for overindulgence: The Hummingbird Bakery’s sweet and salty chocolate cake

I’m back…! Some of you may not noticed but the last three posts have been made by my husband, whom I love even more now because he’s been stepping in to fill the void as I’ve been a bit busy at work and not had much time to cook. But I’m back, and with a … Continue reading

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A failsafe gingerbread recipe

The first of many batches this winter I came across this Delia Smith recipe at least 6-7 years ago and I’ve been making it religiously ever since. The moment autumn/winter sets in and the days grow cold, I’ll make at least 3 or 4 batches before Christmas because these are one of my husband’s favourite … Continue reading

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Guilty as charged… I couldn’t resist and had to make this again but with strawbs instead :)

Ok, ok, I really have no excuses. I loved my easy lemon cheesecake pots so much that I had to make them again tonight. I actually only made one because husband was taking the high ground and resisting the lure of cheesecake (actually because he was opting for the chocolate pudding I’d made – that … Continue reading

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