Christmas isn’t Christmas without homemade mince pies. Flaky buttery sweet pastry encasing rich mincemeat full to the brim with rich decadent fruits and that lovely sticky sauce. If you’re lucky it will also have a little alcohol, brandy for example, mixed in as well. My Grandmother was a tremendous sweet pastry cook. He pastry was to die for. A quite simple yet gorgeous tasting rough puff pastry recipe. A recipe I use from her hand written recipe book dating back to the 1930’s. In our house from about now there at least 1 batch (24) mince pies cooked every week.… View Post

The last few years I’ve thought long and hard about participating in a month long blogging challenge like Blogmas (1st to 25 December) or Blogtober (blog post every day in October). I think the sheer commitment to such a project has always put me off. But this year I’ve decided to go for it!  I hope to blog every day until Christmas Day with each blog post having a Christmas feel. I’ve made a list and checked it twice (pun intended) and just need a few more ideas to make 25 posts. It was far easier than I thought and… View Post

Its hard to believe that we have now come to the end of May and I am writing about my favourite things.  Five months of the year have gone by and the dreams and hopes I had for the year are not coming to fruition.  I am hoping that the remainder of the year can at least see some of them come true.  I know I can hope. Being A Food Blogger I love cooking nearly as much as I love eating meals I have cooked!  I really enjoy writing my food blog, I just wish I had more time… View Post

Apple pie is good. Great comfort food for this time of the year. Homemade apple pie is always best. Warm apple pie, slight crunch to the not overly sweetened filling wrapped in flaky sweet pastry. Is there anything better?  For me there really isn’t.  I just adore homemade apple pie. It’s been a goal of mine for a very long time has to make an apple pie just like my Nan used to. They were delicious. Every month whilst at university my parents would visit with a care package. The best thing contained in that care package was one of… View Post

I love cooking and baking.  I really enjoy making homemade food for my family and friends.  I enjoy spending an afternoon in the kitchen preparing a tasty meal but there are also time when I want and quick and easy dish that hits the taste buds just right.  I adore making both sweet and savoury meals.  When I am entertaining I want to give my guests a quick and easy starter that I can prepare in advance.  There are also other times when I want a quick, easy and tasty meal.  A meal that is light yet tasty.  A meal… View Post