A rich decadent, slightly bitter cacao tart that is vegan, gluten and refined sugar free.Read More
“Some things are hard to write about. After something happens to you, you go to write it down, and either you over dramatize it, or underplay it, exaggerate the wrong parts or ignore the important ones. At any rate, you never write it quite the way you want to.”
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
Not one of my thoughts feels complete or fully formed these days - an interesting side effect from an exhausted depressed psyche. So here is a cake. Plum and pistachios . is there a prettier combination? Read on for fatigued waffle on where my head is at or just skip straight to the recipe from my nanna's almond and plum cake xRead More
Another travel street art post today chaps and my very first guest post from the inspiring and very wonderful Mary over at Evolve with Mary. San Francisco is one of my favourite places I ever travelled to in the States and as it may some time before I get back there it was fab to have a bit of it brought to me instead xRead More
Two weeks of solid rain and grey skies leaves one constantly craving strong cups of tea and biscuits/cookies. The cookie I crave most of all is a chocolate coated HobNob.Read More
The seasons are so very important on what we grow and how I bake. February and March always pass in a haze of plum recipes. This is the time to start getting couch cosy, with cups of tea and tasty baked sweet treats. I roasted some of our last remaining plums in maple syrup and ground cinnamon then placed them on a bed of velvety baked cream cheese and mascarpone. I added cardamom and ginger into the biscuit crust for some autumnal warmth.Read More
Dense and wholesome layers of banana cake layered with a simple honey and mascarpone cream drizzled with salted butterscotch. This cake is a grand cake to make a wish on.Read More
Back to basics with plain old blueberry pancakes, but sometimes going back to basics is good for the soul.Read More
Another peach recipe! This one is my favourite though, a buttery and light peach curd, perfect for cakes and cookie fillings.Read More
I am a daughter of the 90's and a child of books. I spent much of my formative years with a voracious appetite for the written word, nose buried in a book and a head full of universes that I yearned to be a part of. Like many kids my age one such universe that was all consuming was the wizarding world of Harry Potter - I daydreamed about the arrival of my Hogwarts acceptance letter and felt genuine sadness when it hit me that it may never arrive. I am still partially convinced my owl ended up getting lost or shot by some over enthusiastic farmer.
Every Christmas I still retreat back into this world with a block of chocolate, a handful of sherbert lemons and a cup of tea. I derive such comfort from it all so it was no one's surprise when I took myself off to the Warner Bros Studio Tour in London on my recent trip to the UK. As a Harry Potter fan there are few things on Earth more amazing and immersive than a day spent exploring the filming site for all 8 movies in the Harry Potter franchise.
There are sets and props, costumes, broomstick rides, a chance to sample a glass or five of butterbeer and an insane gift shop which will empty out your bank account faster than you can say "take my monies!!". Read on for tips and important information to know about the tour and a shit ton of photos - spoilers abound!Read More