15-minute make: rhubarb mojito


I love rhubarb. I love mojitos. No further explanation needed. Rhubarb Mojito for each glass 65 ml  white rum 4 tablespoons rhubarb syrup (recipe below) 5 mint leaves 1 tablespoon lime juice ½ teaspoon lime zest pinch nutmeg lots of crushed ice thinly sliced rhubarb and mint sprigs to garnish   1) Pop the nutmeg,… 

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15-minute make: homemade honeycomb


When I was doing my A-levels I had a Saturday job as a waitress in a local hotel. On my way back and forth to the pot wash I’d stop by the pastry kitchen to watch and scrounge. It was there I discovered the alchemy that is homemade honeycomb (cinder toffee). I think it’s one… 

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15-minute make: mulled wine syrup

mulled wine syrup recipe

Here’s an odd quirk of mine – I really dislike wine (red, white, rose, sparkling – everything) but I love mulled wine. I’m not sure what that says about my taste buds, but it makes perfect sense to me! So, today’s 15-minute make is a gently-spiced mulled wine recipe that just tastes like Christmas… and… 

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Weekday baking


I always take a wholesome loaf cake up to the Lake District with me so we can enjoy a slice with a cup of tea after a long day of walking on the fells. This year, I’ll try this Spiced Ginger Cake recipe via the ever mouthwatering Roost. {Roost} Time and transport (four hours courtesy… 

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Happy St David’s Day


{Eat Little Bird / Chelsea Fuss} I’m only a quarter Welsh but it’s a little part I hold dear. It was actually light when I left the office at 5.30 this evening so spring has most definitely sprung. And not a moment too soon! Ps – I don’t eat my Welsh Cakes with jam as… 

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Sloe progress: the result


It’s ready! {all Decorator’s Notebook} Of course, I had to sample a little to check it was alright… I can confirm it tastes as good as it looks!

Sunshine and apricots


It’s my Mum’s birthday this weekend and she’s making the trip to London to see me. I’m so excited! I want to fill the weekend with all her favourite things… I’ve already booked tickets for the athletics and next on the list is the cake. She can’t get enough of apricots so I’ve been browsing… 

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