fresh fruit doesn’t have to be boring #3: poached pears in jasmine tea

I’ve wanted to try poaching pears in tea for quite some time now as I’m a big fan of tea. I love the stuff, and where tea’s concerned, the stronger the cup, the better. There’s nothing like a proper mug of builder’s tea to get you going in the morning. I originally wanted to try … Continue reading

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No afternoon tea is complete without cake : apple and banana walnut bread

So easy to bake that even I can’t mess this up Another blogger suggested I try baking an apple bread as I didn’t know what to do with all the apples my brother-in-law gave us (read about that story here). It doesn’t help that I’m really not a confident baker; as someone who measures ingredients … Continue reading

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whilst the bramble jelly’s setting, there’s time for a different kind of cuppa

I have to start my post today with an apology. After our day picking blackberries yesterday, mr monster aka big monster aka my husband was meant to post his bramble jelly recipe today in his editorial début. Unfortunately, he made it this morning and forgot that we needed to leave the jelly to set overnight. So, until … Continue reading

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