Scandinavian style has influenced Christmas homeware for the past couple of years but John Lewis have taken this trend a step further with a wide range of reindeer influenced gifts and homewares.
Beyond the humdrum Bridget [Read on...]
After a fun afternoon baking cakes during Activia’s Feel Good of the Year contest winner’s day, I pulled up a chair for a chat with Activia ambassador Gok Wan to talk about food and feeling good. He’s exactly like he is on TV with a big grin and infectious sense of fun. Here’s what [Read on...]
I’ve not been around much for a couple of weeks – my husband has been in hospital for a routine operation and I’ve been otherwise occupied for a while.
To plug the hole in my schedule, I thought you’d enjoy these dinky doughnuts from the cover of April Carter’s new book “trEATs: [Read on...]
Taylor & Colledge may not be a name you’re familiar with but keep an eye out for them in the baking aisle. Established over 100 years ago, the latest incarnation of their range features vanilla bean dusting sugar, vanilla bean grinder, paste, pods and extract. However you like to bring vanilla to your [Read on...]
It’s not her, it’s me. Forever Nigella and I are officially on a break.
And after a fallow period I’ve decided to play away with a brand new blog event. It’s called DEAD EASY DESSERTS.
You can submit any dessert that takes 30 minutes or less to prepare.
My first submission is this dead [Read on...]
Pie by Dean Brettschneider features recipes for every type of pie and pastry dish, imaginable. From tarte tatin and pithiviers to empanadas and cobbler, it’s an imaginative mix striking a good balance between classics and contemporary dishes that would not look out of place on a fashionable bistro menu.
Lovely things we’ve been trying out recently…
Buy It Direct offered a solution to the mystery of the missing stick blender. I’d recently suffered the downright freaky disappearance of my old Braun model and thanks to Buy It Direct replaced it with this funky Morphy Stick Blender as seen on Dinner With Crayons [Read on...]
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