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Gooseberry Tarte Tatin

Gooseberry Tarte Tatin

I must confess that I’d never made a tarte tatin before trying this, in fact, I don’t think I’d ever eaten one! I’d seen them made on lots of tv programmes and figured, “how hard can it be?”. Well, for someone, like myself, who seems to be totally incapable of making caramel, it is quite...
Raspberry cordial

Raspberry cordial

Last week Grace and I went to our local Pick your own farm to get some fruit. We really wanted some blackcurrants but time ran away with us and all that is left at our local farm this time of year is raspberries. Luckily, we love raspberries so we set about picking and ended up...
American style pancakes

American style pancakes

Weekends are all about shifting down a gear and usually involve something a bit different from the everyday cereal and toast for breakfast. Our all time favourite has to be pancakes in some shape or form (and with my dodgy pancake making they can often be in very strange shapes!). Recently we have been favouring...
Stilton, pear and walnut tart

Stilton, pear and walnut tart

Recently, I was sent some French wines to try and set the challenge of pairing them with food. You may remember that I did a similar challenge before and that I confessed to beng rather rubbish when it comes to knowing a good wine! Not wanting this to hold me back, I accepted the challenge...
Forever Nigella #17 - Sizzling Summer

Forever Nigella #17 – Sizzling Summer

This month I am really excited to be hosting ¬†Forever Nigella for Sarah from Maison Cupcake. I enjoyed taking part last month with the Afternoon Tea theme hosted by Fleur – check out her round up to see all the yummy entries. I had several ideas for this month’s theme and, whilst it might not...
Mini almond puddings

Mini almond puddings

These mini puddings are perfect to whip up last minute and cook in the microwave. We ate them with ice cream but they’d be fab with custard too. You can use any jam you like, but I always think cherries and almond are a winning combination. Shame we didn’t have any cherry jam in the...
Apple crumble and custard cake

Apple crumble and custard cake

A few weeks back we had the first meeting of the Eastleigh Clandestine Cake Club, which was really great fun. Our theme was fabulous fruit cakes and we had a great mix of flavours to try. After a few last minute cancellations, there were five of us and enough cake to feed about 50! Everyone...
Jammy coconut sponge squares

Jammy coconut sponge squares

This is one of our favourite, quick and easy cake recipes. It is ideal as a lunch box treat and is great for taking on picnics in this lovely, sunny weather. In fact, I might bake some tomorrow morning and take Faith out for a little picnic lunch! Ingredients (makes 12 squares) 200g unsalted butter/Stork...
Turkey Burgers

Turkey Burgers

I always think of turkey as the underdog of the meat world, coming in a long way behind good old chicken. But in our house we are huge fans of turkey, often choosing it over chicken. Turkey is definitely not just for Christmas and, along with Lean on Turkey, I’m hoping to persuade you to...
Banana and white chocolate cookies

Banana and white chocolate cookies

Every week we seem to end up with one or two slightly brown looking bananas left languishing in the fruit bowl. I’ve tried freezing them – but I forget they are in there! I often make banana loaf or banana muffins, but last week I thought I’d try something a bit different. The children fancied...
Sweet potato, parsnip and ginger soup

Sweet potato, parsnip and ginger soup

If there’s one thing I love about this colder weather, it’s making big, hearty bowls of warm soup. I am a huge fan all sorts of root vegetables but I think parsnips have to be one of my absolute favourites. I love their sweet flavour and combined with the sweet potato and spicy ginger, it...
Quick and Easy Chilli

Quick and Easy Chilli

This one of my ‘go to’ recipes when we’re in need of some speedy comfort food. It’s a bit cheaty as I use a tin of kidney beans in chilli sauce, but that does make it super easy and yummy too. We’re not hugely fond of spicy food so we don’t add much extra chilli,...