17 Jul 2014

Lush & Lively Limoncello

Limoncello is a refreshing & delicious lemon based liquor from Southern Italy that is most often served, chilled until it’s syrupy, at the end of a meal as a digestive. It is a truly delightful tipple and best of all, ... Read more

09 Jul 2014

Perfectly Preserved Lemons

It’s that time of year again, lemon trees in gardens all over town are laden with their bright sunny fruit! If you, like myself, are lucky enough to have a gloriously full lemon tree, or perhaps a neighbour that does, ... Read more

30 Jun 2014

Tied with a Bow

For me, bows are an accesorissing staple! To tie a dress, an accent on a cardy, on shoes, a belt, fashioned from metal as a piece of costume jewellery or as the finishing touch for the perfect hair do. I ... Read more

24 Jun 2014

Ravishing Rose Bath Salts

At the end of a long week, after a wild and woolly day out running errands or to warm up at the end of a chilly afternoon in the garden, nothing warms the body and soothes the soul quite like ... Read more

16 Jun 2014

Nanna’s Sultana & Apple Cake

This scrumptious sultana and apple cake is another luscious winter treat! With its gorgeous scone like texture this tea cake is packed full of fresh apple and plump sultanas making it a beautifully moist and delicate. This recipe is a ... Read more

08 Jun 2014

Soft & Fruity Boston Bun

In the style of an English tea loaf, these Boston Buns will fast become a favourite with family and friends. Perfect for picnics, bake sales or a morning tea these soft, fruity buns topped with clouds of icing and coconut ... Read more

02 Feb 2014

Fiery & Flavourful Tomato Chilli Jam

This chilli jam is quite a treat! It has a little sweetness, plenty of tang, warm, mallow spices and as much fire as you want! It’s perfect for anyone who, like myself, has a chilli plant in their garden fruiting ... Read more

26 Jan 2014

Bright & Beautiful Beetroot Rotolo

In my experience beetroot is one of those foods, either people love it or they hate it. I personally love beetroot, especially when roasted, as it is in this recipe. A rotolo is made of pasta sheets that are spread ... Read more

28 Nov 2013

Fluffy & Herby French Toast

This is a breakfast favourite not just in our house but throughout the family. It's fluffy, eggy, salty, tangy and crisp at the edges! "Salty? Tangy?" I hear some of you cry. Yes, you may find this french toast recipe a little controversial. I know traditionally, and in most modern recipes, french toast is a sweet dish served with fruit, littered with cinnamon and often drizzled with syrup, but that was never how my mother made it. It was always savoury and we all loved it. So I urge you, whether this recipe has immediate appeal or if it offends your personal french toast preferences, give this one a try! You won't be disappointed. Read more

21 Nov 2013

Kitchen gadgets, bits and bobs I can’t do without

Introducing you all to Beatrice, the star of my kitchen, last week got me thinking about other gadgets, bits and bobs that I couldn’t do without. Here is a list of my absolute ... Read more