Apricot and Vanilla Jam in assorted jars

Apricot and Vanilla Jam

I was really hoping to have my latest crochet project ready to share with you this week.  However, I’m only half way through.  Funny how some projects seem to progress slower than expected! Last year we had a great time at our local pick your own.  We haven’t made it so far this year –…

Super Easy Chocolate and Vanilla Mix Muffins

Chocolate and Vanilla Muffins

It’s confession time. These muffins didn’t exactly turn out the way I had planned. I wasn’t even going to blog them but then my husband said that they were “the best muffins you’ve ever made”.    Well, I’ve made a lot of cakes in my time, and he has eaten even more, so this is high…

Ready in less than 10mins

Speedy Jam Sponge Pudding

It’s cold, dark and windy outside.  Welcome to winter!  This time of year necessitates old school style puddings in my opinion.  However, spending a few hours steaming a pudding is not my idea of fun. I love this pudding because it’s super quick to make and uses ingredients you will already have in your cupboard. …

My series of 3 candle covers

How to make Jar Candles

I have been so excited working on this project!  Mostly because it involves several of my favourite things; candles, crochet, and pretty buttons. These candles are made using some jars I had lying around after my big jam session a few weeks ago.  As you know, I hate waste, and why waste a good jar…

Chocolate Mudcake

We had some friends visiting last weekend and I wanted to bake something in advance for us to have as dessert so I wouldn’t spend the whole time in the kitchen.  I was pretty busy finishing off the advent calendar I was making so I turned to this old favourite recipe of mine which I…

Vanilla Bean and Raspberry Muffins

I recently got tempted into buying some vanilla bean paste.  It isn’t something I’ve used before but it is meant to give the effect of having used whole vanilla pods but without the price tag. I make muffins quite a lot and use a basic recipe which I just modify depending on my mood or…