Keep or Give: Pomegranate and Vanilla Vodka

Pomegranate Vodka

I’ve got the bug – the preserving, gift making, home brewing, bottling bug. It began when I made the Purple Fig and Pomegranate Jam from Salt Sugar Smoke. I realised then, with a few simple instructions, how easy it was to preserve - the process was no longer shrouded in mystery. I was also lucky enough to get some… 

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Spiced Toffee Apple Cake (Sarah Cook’s Recipe)


Thank you to everyone who left comments for myself and my sister Wanda on my first Blogoversary! Wanda was greatly encouraged and (I hope) enjoyed writing her first post and sharing her wonderful recipes from Italy. Today, I wanted to tell you about a cake I made recently, which was a big hit both with my… 

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National Cupcake Week and A Course at Cakes 4 Fun


It almost passed me by, but did you know that this week is National Cupcake Week? Yes, officially this is the week that everybody should be flicking on their ovens to get baking some of these scrumptious little morsels. Whenever I think of cupcakes, I am reminded of the course I took at Cakes 4 Fun over in… 

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Just One (More) Cornetto

Over the summer, I have developed something of an addiction to the new Cornetto Enigma (Chocolate and Caramel flavour) by Wall’s Ice Cream. Under normal circumstances during the holidays, if we are out and about and happen to see an ice cream van, my ice cream of choice would have always been a Magnum –… 

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Raspberry and White Chocolate Cupcakes

Easter is such a lovely time of year and it is made even better by this glorious weather. Not that you really want to be stuck in your kitchen, but if the urge takes you, here are some easy ideas for decorating Easter cupcakes. These are white chocolate chip cupcakes filled with seedless raspberry jam,… 

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Chocolate, Beetroot, Vanilla & Black Pepper Cupcakes (Prepped!)

A little while ago I posted about my adventures in recipe testing, which involved making and tasting some amazing pancakes for a wonderful foodie, Vanessa Kimbell, who is currently writing her first cookery book, Prepped! (Check out my new pink badge to the right, too!) It was a great privilege for me, as a newbie food blogger, to… 

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