Monday, 4 January 2016

Squash and Coconut Soup

Well if ever there was weather for a vibrant and warming soup, then this is it! We woke this morning to a cool and rainy weather and a chilling 1ÂșC not to mention the wind chill factor...burr! Time for some warming comfort food.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

5 Christmas (step-by- step) Recipes

GoodfoodShared Five Step-by-Step Christmas Recipes, Christmas Cooking in one place.

This is my Christmas recipes all wrapped up in one post! I use these recipes year after year and each and everyone of them is much loved and exceedingly tasty. I usually start with a Jamie Oliver for the turkey accompanied by my oven glazed baked ham. Served alongside Nigella's Perfect Roast Potatoes, drenched in turkey gravy and lashings of Cranberry and Port Relish. 

The whole family relishes in the making and eating of Lorraine Pascale's Puff Pastry Mince pies and that's our perfect Christmas recipes in one place...Enjoy! 

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Tiffin Christmas Wreath Cake

Christmas No Bake Chocolate Wreath Cake. Crumbled biscuits, nuts and dried fruit in melted chocolate! The perfect centrepiece.

Oh tis the season to be indulgent! This easy no bake tiffin wreath cake is the perfect centerpiece for your festive celebrations.   

Christmas No Bake Chocolate Wreath Cake. Crumbled biscuits, nuts and dried fruit in melted chocolate! The perfect centrepiece.

Crumbled biscuits, dried fruit and nuts are all coated in a buttery chocolatey mix, chilled and then topped in velvety white chocolate. What more could you want for your christmas day dessert! 

Saturday, 12 December 2015

No Sew Sock Snowman by Handimania

No sew sock snowman by Handimania. A fun family craft project.

A couple of weeks ago, my sister-in-law shared a video with me on Facebook of this beautiful little sock snowman by Handimania

We were enthralled, it looked to be a really child friendly project. But could it really be as easy as all that? Well there was only one way to find out - to make one ourselves- guess what, it was just as easy as the video!

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Homemade Thieves Oil (Chemical Free Cleaner)

Homemade Chemical Free Cleaner using a mix of fresh ingredients and essential oils -Makes 2 Cups.

This homemade chemical free cleaner has the most wonderful Christmassy smell! Not alone does it have that alluring yuletide fragrance but it also is a wonderful cleaner. I discovered this recipe during the summer months, since then I haven't bother to buy my usual branded chemical concoction. 

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

5 Comfort Baking Recipes

5 Comfort Baking Recipes, all with step by step photographs. Everything from Bagels to Granola Bars!

When the weather closes in there is nothing better than enveloping yourself in a warm, fragrant kitchen and losing yourself to some baking. 

I have rounded up some of my favourite recipes, from an elevenses treat to a jaw dropping nutella centrepiece. One of my most popular blog posts of all time is my How to Make Bagels at Home (link below) tutorial, I always have helpers in the kitchen when I bake bagels, the shaping always leads to high spirits!!