Lemon Myrtle Yoghurt and Macadamia Shortbread

A friend from home sent me an Australian bush food recipe book for Christmas, along with a couple of packets of wattle seed and a chilli, wild lime and lemon myrtle seasoning blend. What a thoughtful gift and it truly got me thinking about the good friends I have left behind. It also got me…

Cornflakes; not just for breakfast

The only time I buy cereal is when Kellogg’s have their annual Grown-ups Go Free promotion. Last year we used them to take the boys to Lego Land for the first time and I’ve got my tokens on the fridge ready for this year’s visit. And this time we’re all going on the big roller-coaster. My…

Custard Creams

6oz of butter, 6oz flour, 2oz of sugar and 2oz of custard powder is all you need to make one of Britain’s favourite snack time treats. Custard Creams have been one of the nation’s favourite biscuits since Victorian times, and while this recipe is not the same as store bought – they’re just as addictive. Using icing…

Lavender shortbread cookies

For Christmas I wanted to make shortbread, which is always appropriate at this time of year, but I wanted it to be a little bit special. I’m a bit unfair posting this recipe now when all the lavender has gone for the year, but perhaps like me – you collected some for drying and have…

Choc-chip cookies

This recipe has risen to the ranks of most favoured in my house above cakes and slices and all kinds of goodies. Instead buying store-bought biscuits, I try have these on hand most of the time. These particular cookies are made with peanut butter, and while you might think that’s a kink you can’t live…

Mexican Wedding Cakes

I rediscovered a Martha Stewart Christmas Cookie magazine in my recipe book cupboard on the weekend. I flipped through the pages undecided about what to make…and yet unable to make anything. Most of the recipes contained various nut manifestations which I don’t keep in the cupboard. So on my weekend shop I bought ground almonds,…

Salted Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

I was in the mood for something chocolaty-peanut-buttery and yet easy to make. Cookies is usually the way to go and I know they’ll get eaten by someone other than myself. I haven’t got a photo of the cookies as such, because to be honest, they look pretty bad. I wasn’t in the mood to…

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…

Lemon Meltaways

I was looking for a lemony biscuit to make this week for my boys…we’ve done choc-chips to death. I was browsing through my beloved Martha Stewart Christmas Cookie Magazine that is looking a little worse for wear these days and found her Lime Meltaways recipe. Sugar dusted shortbread cookies with a hint of lime sounded like just…

White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I would unofficially call these ‘adult cookies’ if I could. They are so chunky and full of wonderful ingredients and yet my kids don’t really like them that much. Even though they contain chocolate. I guess it’s the oats,coconut, sultanas and nuts that get in the way. I must admit this could be one of…