Category Archives: Recipes

Recipe: Maple and olive oil granola

Ditch sugary breakfast cereals and opt for homemade. This granola recipe couldn’t be easier and is packed with healthy fats and tasty spices. Ingredients: 3 cups rolled oats 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup maple syrup 1 tsp

Recipe: Maple and olive oil granola

Ditch sugary breakfast cereals and opt for homemade. This granola recipe couldn’t be easier and is packed with healthy fats and tasty spices. Ingredients: 3 cups rolled oats 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup maple syrup 1 tsp

Apple season bakes

Apples, spice and everything nice.  Apple season can run from August until May, depending on the variety, however, the majority are ripe for eating in Autumn and early winter. And there’s nothing quite like a wintery apple bake to take

Apple season bakes

Apples, spice and everything nice.  Apple season can run from August until May, depending on the variety, however, the majority are ripe for eating in Autumn and early winter. And there’s nothing quite like a wintery apple bake to take

Recipe: New York cheesecake

In honour of my upcoming trip to the Big Apple, I decided to bake an all-American classic. Being the first time I have attempted a cheesecake, I didn’t realise quite how long they took to bake and was therefore up

Recipe: New York cheesecake

In honour of my upcoming trip to the Big Apple, I decided to bake an all-American classic. Being the first time I have attempted a cheesecake, I didn’t realise quite how long they took to bake and was therefore up

Recipe: Lemon and summer berries layer cake

Nothing says summer better than fresh berries and zingy lemon, layered up and drowned in glorious white chocolate. Ingredients: Sponge cake 285g caster sugar 285g butter or margarine 5 eggs 285g self-raising flour 1 tsp lemon essence 1.5 tsp vanilla

Recipe: Lemon and summer berries layer cake

Nothing says summer better than fresh berries and zingy lemon, layered up and drowned in glorious white chocolate. Ingredients: Sponge cake 285g caster sugar 285g butter or margarine 5 eggs 285g self-raising flour 1 tsp lemon essence 1.5 tsp vanilla

Recipe: Lemon and cinnamon brioche french toast

(Sorry, no photo currently. It was so good that I gobbled it up too fast!) Ingredients: 2 slices brioche (from brioche loaf) 1 egg 1/2 cup milk 1/2tsp ground cinnamon zest of 1 lemon vanilla ice cream For the butterscotch

Recipe: Lemon and cinnamon brioche french toast

(Sorry, no photo currently. It was so good that I gobbled it up too fast!) Ingredients: 2 slices brioche (from brioche loaf) 1 egg 1/2 cup milk 1/2tsp ground cinnamon zest of 1 lemon vanilla ice cream For the butterscotch

Recipe: Mum’s coconut and cherry cake

This recipe is courtesy of my mum who baked the cake this morning. I was drawn to the sweet smell escaping from the kitchen and thought it too good not to share on my blog. Both my mum and my

Recipe: Mum’s coconut and cherry cake

This recipe is courtesy of my mum who baked the cake this morning. I was drawn to the sweet smell escaping from the kitchen and thought it too good not to share on my blog. Both my mum and my

Recipe: Pistachio, apricot and lemon thyme biscuits

After diving into the biscuit jar only to be greatly disappointed that it was empty, I made the obvious decision that we were in need of some more tea-dunking treats. These biscuits worked out well last time (you may have already tried

Recipe: Pistachio, apricot and lemon thyme biscuits

After diving into the biscuit jar only to be greatly disappointed that it was empty, I made the obvious decision that we were in need of some more tea-dunking treats. These biscuits worked out well last time (you may have already tried

Recipe: Green Goddess salad with grilled herb chicken

On these warm Summer evenings, my appetite often wanes. This gorgeous green salad is bursting with flavour and the cooling and zingy Green Goddess dressing is sublime. Enjoy the simple salad alone as a light bite, or top with juicy

Recipe: Green Goddess salad with grilled herb chicken

On these warm Summer evenings, my appetite often wanes. This gorgeous green salad is bursting with flavour and the cooling and zingy Green Goddess dressing is sublime. Enjoy the simple salad alone as a light bite, or top with juicy

Recipe: Mum’s Victoria sandwich

I am sure every Brit has claimed this once in their life, but I can honestly say that my mum makes the best Victoria sandwich. A light as air vanilla sponge, creamy butter icing and sweet strawberry jam – the

Recipe: Mum’s Victoria sandwich

I am sure every Brit has claimed this once in their life, but I can honestly say that my mum makes the best Victoria sandwich. A light as air vanilla sponge, creamy butter icing and sweet strawberry jam – the

Recipe: Lemon drizzle with rosemary and olive oil

Bring a touch of the Mediterranean sun into your kitchen with this olive oil, rosemary and lemon cake. Although more of an autumn/winter herb, I love the subtle note of rosemary, which gives a piney, tea-like aroma to the zingy lemon.

Recipe: Lemon drizzle with rosemary and olive oil

Bring a touch of the Mediterranean sun into your kitchen with this olive oil, rosemary and lemon cake. Although more of an autumn/winter herb, I love the subtle note of rosemary, which gives a piney, tea-like aroma to the zingy lemon.

Recipe: Shrimp, Chilli and Chive Dumplings

We are now half way through the 15 days of Chinese New Year celebrations. Fireworks are still lighting up the sky at night, shops are still closed and dumplings are still being eaten. Jiao zi are China’s answer to Italy’s ravioli or

Recipe: Shrimp, Chilli and Chive Dumplings

We are now half way through the 15 days of Chinese New Year celebrations. Fireworks are still lighting up the sky at night, shops are still closed and dumplings are still being eaten. Jiao zi are China’s answer to Italy’s ravioli or

Recipe: Black Forest pancakes

Ingredients: Pancakes: 135g plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp caster sugar 130ml milk 1 large egg flavourless oil Toppings: frozen Black Forest fruits (cherries, blackberries, blackcurrants, grapes) Greek yogurt honey Method: (place a clean, dry

Recipe: Black Forest pancakes

Ingredients: Pancakes: 135g plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp caster sugar 130ml milk 1 large egg flavourless oil Toppings: frozen Black Forest fruits (cherries, blackberries, blackcurrants, grapes) Greek yogurt honey Method: (place a clean, dry

Spiced cranberry, walnut and honey porridge

A warming, hearty start to a winter’s day. Ingredients: 45g rolled oats 270ml whole milk 1/4tsp ground cinnamon 1/4tsp ground ginger pinch of freshly grated nutmeg 1 cup fresh cranberries (or frozen, thawed overnight) handful walnuts, roasted and chopped into

Spiced cranberry, walnut and honey porridge

A warming, hearty start to a winter’s day. Ingredients: 45g rolled oats 270ml whole milk 1/4tsp ground cinnamon 1/4tsp ground ginger pinch of freshly grated nutmeg 1 cup fresh cranberries (or frozen, thawed overnight) handful walnuts, roasted and chopped into

Recipes: Two boozy bakes for Christmas

Amaretto Brownies Boozy brownies, perfect on a cold winter’s night. Seriously dark chocolate spoked with Christmas flavours; bursts of tart cranberries in every bite liven up this otherwise dense, rich treat. Deliciously moist, with a dense, fudge-like texture dotted with nuggets

Recipes: Two boozy bakes for Christmas

Amaretto Brownies Boozy brownies, perfect on a cold winter’s night. Seriously dark chocolate spoked with Christmas flavours; bursts of tart cranberries in every bite liven up this otherwise dense, rich treat. Deliciously moist, with a dense, fudge-like texture dotted with nuggets

Recipe: Almond and hazelnut florentines

A delicious and festive Christmastime treat that makes a nice change to the biscuit jar for when guests pop round (although I wouldn’t recommend dipping them in your tea!) They look rather fancy, so are sure to impress, yet are quick and easy

Recipe: Almond and hazelnut florentines

A delicious and festive Christmastime treat that makes a nice change to the biscuit jar for when guests pop round (although I wouldn’t recommend dipping them in your tea!) They look rather fancy, so are sure to impress, yet are quick and easy

Recipe: Cherry and blueberry frangipane plait

… with white chocolate drizzle, served with vanilla cream. Once the summer arrives, people tend to gravitate towards simple fruit salads, light panna cottas, cool ice cream and no bake fruit tarts – all delicious options, but why deprive ourselves

Recipe: Cherry and blueberry frangipane plait

… with white chocolate drizzle, served with vanilla cream. Once the summer arrives, people tend to gravitate towards simple fruit salads, light panna cottas, cool ice cream and no bake fruit tarts – all delicious options, but why deprive ourselves

Recipe: Orange cake with chocolate-hazelnut buttercream

This light and airy cake is packed with a citrusy punch and laced with a secret fleur d’oranger centre to cut through the sweetness. Ingredients For the sponge: 6oz unsalted butter 6oz caster sugar 3 eggs 6oz self-raising flour 1tsp

Recipe: Orange cake with chocolate-hazelnut buttercream

This light and airy cake is packed with a citrusy punch and laced with a secret fleur d’oranger centre to cut through the sweetness. Ingredients For the sponge: 6oz unsalted butter 6oz caster sugar 3 eggs 6oz self-raising flour 1tsp

Recipe: Spicy Salmon with Mango, Avocado & Coriander Salsa

Ingredients: 2 salmon fillets 1 ripe Hass avocado 1 ripe Alphonso mango bunch of french coriander 1 red chilli pepper (approx. 4″ size) extra virgin olive oil 1 lime 1 tbsp honey sea salt & black pepper cayenne pepper/chilli powder

Recipe: Spicy Salmon with Mango, Avocado & Coriander Salsa

Ingredients: 2 salmon fillets 1 ripe Hass avocado 1 ripe Alphonso mango bunch of french coriander 1 red chilli pepper (approx. 4″ size) extra virgin olive oil 1 lime 1 tbsp honey sea salt & black pepper cayenne pepper/chilli powder

Recipe: Greek Turkey Meatloaf

This Greek-inspired turkey meatloaf is perfect for a light evening meal or lunchtime dish. Delicious served hot or cold, it’s succulent, flavourful, packed with healthy spinach and carb-free. I love eating this al fresco on a summer’s evening, with a

Recipe: Greek Turkey Meatloaf

This Greek-inspired turkey meatloaf is perfect for a light evening meal or lunchtime dish. Delicious served hot or cold, it’s succulent, flavourful, packed with healthy spinach and carb-free. I love eating this al fresco on a summer’s evening, with a

Recipe: Croque Madame Muffins with Beetroot

An adaptation of Rachel Khoo’s delicious breakfast creation – cute little baked eggs in a bread cup with lashings of cheese sauce. Ingredients: For the béchamel sauce: butter plain flour whole milk dijon mustard gruyère parmesan salt and black pepper

Recipe: Croque Madame Muffins with Beetroot

An adaptation of Rachel Khoo’s delicious breakfast creation – cute little baked eggs in a bread cup with lashings of cheese sauce. Ingredients: For the béchamel sauce: butter plain flour whole milk dijon mustard gruyère parmesan salt and black pepper