Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Month: December 2011

Morning Tea in Oxford

I went to Oxford with Mum and VC the other day. What a wistful trip down it was on the coach whizzing past the meadows and fields of London’s outskirts.

Of course the first thing we did was find a cafe. That’s our style. That’s the way we roll.

It was a funny little place called The Vaults. There was nice looking food but we decided on coffee and cake. Mince pies to be exact and VC tried a cranberry slice. With the holly on the table and my mince pie on my plate, I couldn’t help but take a …

Birthday spread

Hi All. Been baking lots lately. Won’t be putting any recipes up for now as Christmas is around the corner and I’m not trying anything new. Just old classics.

We had LT’s birthday on the weekend, thought I’d share our spread of sandwiches. We always go over the top. But you can see our home-made pomanders on the table and the colourful crudites.

Watch this space for our annual Christmas Cheese night. I’ve got loads of cheese this year. A Lancashire bomb, of this lovely creamy cheese with a cheddar flavour containing apple and port. I’ve also managed to score …

Birthday Cake for Batman

Happy Birthday LT. Mummy loves you. x…

Christmas Baking

That time of year.

I made some melting moments but once you put them together they don’t go very far, so instead I created little frosted drops of buttery, short biscuit dough.

Mum bought back some lovely little sprinkles for Christmas which I used to make them festive.

If you want to get your hands on some of these cake decorations, that they do so well in the United States, just go online and order them from Amazon.

Since moving to London, and with the decentralisation of my shopping world, I’ve taken to buying stuff online and am thoroughly hooked. …

The 12 Days of Christmas Food

I have taken the liberty of putting together a collection of 12 recipes that will see you through the festive season. As anyone who reads my blog would know, I always try to share recipes that are simple to make and yet deliver the best possible results. So, for your convenience, I present the 12 Days of Christmas of Food…

  1. Blue Cheese Gougeres – light puffs of pastry and blue cheese. Serve up as your guests arrive and use any cheese that takes your fancy.
  2. Lemon Meltaways – these tangy shortbread cookies make perfect gifts for the festive season.
  3. Cranberry

Chocolate and Clotted Cream Truffles

I made truffles this year, just this afternoon actually, because I had a spare tub of Rodda’s Clotted Cream from a review I was doing for Foodepedia.  I was inspired by their recipes and even more inspired by their 101 Excuses to eat clotted cream. So here I am, covered in cocoa and feeling a little remorseful after my impulsive kitchen behaviour.

I normally stay away from either making or eating truffles. Call me a little odd but I don’t like the idea of all that handling….silly I know. So when I saw this idea on a Mexican cooking …