Book Review: Jolly Good Food.

On another rainy day, while Freya was recovering from chickenpox, I gave her £2 and said: “Buy what you want” from the charity shop. Of course she got the nosiest, pinkest toy available (a rock guitar, which she played ALL THE WAY HOME). When will I learn? However, while she was rooting through boxes and … Continue reading Book Review: Jolly Good Food.

Valentine’s Day DIY Chocolate Cake Toppers.

"Can I just check? We're not doing any of that Valentine's rubbish this year, are we?" Mark asked on Sunday. "I just want to make sure that if I don't get you anything you're not going to present me with a handmade card or something?" Well, thanks Mark, there go my dreams of romance on … Continue reading Valentine’s Day DIY Chocolate Cake Toppers.

Book Review: The Sunshine And Biscotti Club.

Sunshine and biscotti are two of my favourite things so when I saw this book by Jenny Oliver flash up on Facebook I bought it. Immediately. Clever Facebook. Thankfully I had no cause to regret my trigger-happiness and now I have a new author to add to my favourites list. Here is the blurb: The ovens … Continue reading Book Review: The Sunshine And Biscotti Club.

Simple Dairy And Gluten-free Chocolate Cupcakes.

My style of cooking can best be described as "surprising". That's not because of the funky ingredients I use or the fusion of tastes I create but more that if it comes out of the oven and it's edible people are surprised - none more so than me. It was with a certain amount of trepidation … Continue reading Simple Dairy And Gluten-free Chocolate Cupcakes.