Crowd-Pleasing Pasta Recipes


Things may have admittedly been a bit quiet over here on the blog owing to a certain little person’s arrival, but that doesn’t mean to say that I haven’t been squirreling away in the background on some other projects over the summer. I managed (just about) to keep up with my regular feature and recipe… 

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News & Simple and in Season July at My Custard Pie

Summer Berry Tart

Hello – I’m dipping my toe back into blogging after an almost month-long break, which has felt very strange. We welcomed a beautiful new baby boy into the world (the day after posting my last post!) Following a safe delivery and currently being blessed with glorious sunshine – we couldn’t be happier. I’m remembering (rapidly)… 

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Press Images for The After School Cookbook

Pork Chilli

I’m very much looking forward to the publication of The After School Cookbook by friend and author Nick Coffer this Thursday 5th June 2014. Firstly, because this is Nick’s second book, following on from the huge success of his first book My Daddy Cooks, which means I have a brand new stash of family-friendly, super easy… 

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On blogging and being featured in Woman and Home


This post is definitely a coffee break read! It’s been a challenging few weeks, although on the whole, March has been a month full of excitement in terms of family life, as well as more opportunities for recipe work, setting new goals and even an exciting print feature in Woman and Home! Sometimes, particularly when things… 

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Toffee Apple Tarts, 3 years of blogging and a refresh!

Apple Tarts

At the bottom of our garden, we have an imposing Bramley apple tree, planted during the ‘Dig for Britain’ campaign during the second world war. Last year, British crops suffered and there were hardly any apples at all. This year, and following a good prune, we seem to have our apples back – big and… 

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IFBC Seattle 2013: Exploring Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market

I’m aware that I’ve hit you with four Seattle posts now, but as you can probably tell, I was completely enamored with The Emerald City – with the people I met, the friends I made, the hospitality that was shown to me and by the whole experience of attending an American Food Blogging Conference - Foodista’s… 

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IFBC Seattle 2013 – Arrival, Opening and Keynote by Dorie Greenspan – Post Two


This is my second post on attending IFBC the International Food Blogger Conference in Seattle last weekend. I’ve already introduced the event and why I traveled all the way to the West coast of America from London to attend a blogging conference! I hope that in this post, you’ll get to read a little bit… 

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IFBC Seattle 2013 – Food Blogging Stateside – Post One


Seattle and I have been friends for a very long time. Both the city itself and the luscious, green areas surrounding it, stretching out to the Olympic Mountains in the Pacific North West, hold a special place in my heart. Almost twenty years ago, my sister made a small city named Sequim, within Washington State,… 

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Latest Video: Strawberry Picking and Summer Fruit Treats

Strawberry Picking-1-5

I love strawberry picking. It’s a throwback to one of my earliest childhood food memories – we used to go almost weekly during the summer months to a local fruit farm and even today, the very smell of strawberries elicits happy memories. Not such a rose-tinted memory for my mother, since on one occasion I… 

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