Monthly Archives: October 2012

All Hallows’ Eve!

Happy Halloween everyone! Make some spooky treats today for your little ones, from no-bake recipes to gorgeous layer cakes, check out my personal favourite scary puddings. So creative with some simple ideas. Links for photos above: Jack-o-Lantern Cake Pops,  No … Continue reading

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Warming Tipple

We are coming to the season of cozy winter dinner parties and cocktails are always a must! A perfect hostess gift is always a warming tipple, and why not compliment that with some home bar paraphernalia! Cold nights means spiced … Continue reading

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Ready for Desserts

On a cold, wet, grey Monday my mind turns to chocolate, as one does in such situations. Instant pick me up in the form of baking-therapy. Today I turned to David Lebovitz’s Ready For Dessert. I love his playful way, and … Continue reading

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Cozy up with Pumpkins

Halloween is fast aproaching and I saw some gorgeous edible pumpkins at the green grocer yesterday, so it must be time for Pumpkin Soup. Usually I go for a hearty root vegetable type recipe, but this year I thought I … Continue reading

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Cocktail Hour with Sloe Gin

The topic of homemade Christmas presents has already come up in my group of friends and family. Yes Christmas will be coming quicker than you think, and if you want to create individual and cost effective gifts it seems the … Continue reading

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Kids in the Kitchen

Half term is coming up soon, and since the weather has been pretty wet, why not have some fun in the kitchen with your little ones! Create simple recipes and make a mess while you’re at it. Who knows, a … Continue reading

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Halloween Cupcakes

I just love these creative Halloween cupcakes! Using bits of cookie and other chocolate treats you can make such inventive designs. Or keep it simple and focus on making your cake moist and dark with sweet icings and sprinkles. Recipe … Continue reading

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Bonfire Night Party

Bonfire night is another Autumn favourite, getting cozy with mulled wine or hot chocolate and watching the fireworks. Why not create your own bonfire night party this year, get together in the garden and hope for a dry evening round … Continue reading

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easy as pie

Last week over cake and chat with some friends I discovered that I have a secret unusual pairing when it comes to pie. My friend brought over an apple pie, and my personal taste is to have it with cheese! … Continue reading

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corny ideas

Hello October! A new month means new seasonal produce, and you can check out my what’s in season page to see this month it is sweet corn and cox apples.  Now when most people think of sweet corn, they think … Continue reading

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