Really fast raspberry tart with cheat’s low fat Devon Dream “creme patissiere”


I have raspberries coming out my ears right now. My garden has an overgrown raspberry bush (offcuts from my former neighbour gardening writer Martyn Cox) currently producing at least a punnet of fruit per day.

Whilst we were away in Venice last week (more on this soon) my mother froze three [Read on...]

Beef tortilla wraps recipe with cranberry chutney for picnic food or parties


A tasty beef tortilla wraps recipe that will look as fabulous out of your lunch box as on the party table. [Read on...]

Recipe: white chocolate and ginger rocky road

White chocolate rocky road

AKA “moon rocky road” for a boy’s space themed birthday tea.

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Recipe: sausage and lentil mini pies


Ever since I made my steak and kidney mini pies in a 12 hole cupcake tin, I’ve been wondering if I could go smaller.

A home made bite size snack pie.

We see mini pies in supermarket party canape ranges often but rarely would we make them [Read on...]

Emergency trifle: my first post for BabyCentre


With Ted’s birthday party taking place just 3 days after we returned from our holiday with Eurocamp I was a trifle rushed with the preparations.

Read about how I made a cheat’s trifle in under 90 minutes in my first post on the brand new BabyCentre blog which you can find at [Read on...]

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