Coconut & almond granola

Crunchy, sweet, vaguely healthy and most importantly currant free!! This granola is easy to make, low in refined sugars and pretty versatile – lets just say this makes it to more meals than just breakfast! If there is anything you need to know about me when it comes to food is that I hate currants…

Lemon Curd Filled Cupcakes

Its no secret that citrus flavours are my favourite, and not too long ago I had a ‘thing’ for lemon curd- in that I HAD to find ways to put it in anything and everything! I was also having a thing for baking… and well voila! These are more like a traditional British fairy cake…

8 Kitchen tools I can’t live without!

Collecting kitchen tools and gadgets can be a dangerous thing to start (trust me I know – we HAD to extend our kitchen just make more cupboard space!). Over the years I have bought or been gifted loads of gadgets, gizmos and tools – many of them used once never to be seen again! But…

Sweet French Crepes

Proper homemade, fresh, thin and sweet french crepes are unbeatable. So much so, I have been known to eat quite a few in a row and will happily whip some up instead of a dinner! A french crepe, to me, must be freshly made, thin and I like them sweet! My default topping is pretty…

Breakfast Baked Eggs

Eggs are an obvious and pretty good choice for breakfast, but once you’ve fried, poached, scrambled and boiled they can get quite boring! Ideal for a leisurely breakfast or brunch, these smokey bakes eggs will really hit the spot. Serve with your favourite toasted crusty bread dipped into a lovely runny yolk! Because you are…

Proper Zesty Lemon and Lime Loaf

Ahhh lemon drizzle a firm favourite of mine. I LOVE citrus flavours, especially in baking, and over time my lemon drizzle bakes have become zestier and zestier. With the addition of extra lemon zest, lemon juice and lime this treat will really wake you up, so its ideal for elevenses with a lovely cup of…yup…

Chunky Cool Mango Salsa

Refreshing, cool and tasty, this chunky mango salsa is the perfect accompaniment to lots of meals, in particular spicy BBQ meats and fish. Best made in advance to allow the flavours to really mingle and develop; this is ideal to serve at a summer BBQ where you can prepare in advance but deliver an impressive…

Coconut & Lime Cupcakes

Last year I volunteered to bake some cupcakes as a raffle prize for a local project called The Green Space, god knows what I was thinking I’ve never baked under pressure before- just enjoyment! Non the less I was committed. It seemed sensible to stay on theme and create something green, but personally I am not…

Homemade Pesto (alla Genovese)

FOOD HISTORY ALERT!! Scroll down to skip this super interesting and not at all geeky bit…but if you’re like me and can’t resist a good background story, especially about food! then read on! Pesto, maybe not as we know it now; has origins as far back as the Roman Age.  The word Pesto originates from…

Katsu Curry Sauce (yup like Wagamama’s-possibly better)

Let’s face it, I don’t eat out much yet alone in chain restaurants (food snob alert!). But I’ll admit…I have been in Wagamama’s a few times in the past for one reason or another, and have to say their Katsu Chicken is a delight. Assuming that getting that unusual fusion of Indian and Japanese flavour…