Yummy :)

Brandy and Chocolate Muffins

I love chocolate muffins and this variation is a good one; it includes brandy but you could omit this if you prefer alcohol free.  Just use some water to soak the fruit and for the glaze instead. Only 5 muffins left by the time I got my camera out, so they went pretty quick! (Only…

My favourite :)

Rhubarb and Ginger Jam

This is my favourite jam.  I have never seen it in the shops, and I don’t know why because it is a gorgeous combination! It is lovely on toast, especially with peanut butter, and it’s also great in an old-school jam pudding with custard. I usually make double or treble this recipe, but I only…

Ready in 10 minutes

Quick and Easy Salmon

I love salmon.  Unbelievably it is currently half the price of chicken at my local supermarket, and since it is also quicker to cook we have been eating a lot more fish recently! Here’s a dish I do fairly often as it is quick and pretty healthy too (if you miss out the butter)… Recipe (serves…

Too good to eat?

Easter Bunting Cake

I love this coffee and walnut cake.  It’s a Delia Smith recipe, and I’ve made it many times as it always turns out gorgeous!  If you can’t eat nuts, try substituting milk choc chips. This year I have decided to make this cake for Easter and decorate it accordingly.  I don’t often go in for…

Baked treats

Chocolate and Stem Ginger Muffins

My husband and I are both involved in helping out at our local foodbank.  It’s a great way to help people who are in crisis for whatever reason – job losses, family deaths, delays to benefits, etc. This week my husband went to help move our food store to a new warehouse.  I wanted to…

Ice cream love :)

Lovely Pistachio Ice Cream

My husband and I have a list of 30 things to do before we are 30.  One of them is to cook the entirety of a cookbook.  This sounded like one of the easier ideas at the time but it is actually quite a challenge!  We spent a while looking for a book which had…

Onion and Thyme Chutney

Well, who would have thought sitting around eating too much turkey would be so tiring? Fortunately I have a back log of Christmas gift items to blog about so no need to worry about starting any new projects for a few days (assuming I can resist of course)! I think homemade chutney makes a lovely…