Pancakes in different time zones 

It’s funny how it doesn’t matter what country we’re in, the little people in the family still insist that Sunday’s are pancake day. This week we are staying with my Father in Aussie,… Continue reading

Vegetarian Burgers with a Punch

A while back I wrote a few posts on using black beans in chocolate brownies and cookies, that was yummy! Recently I have been delving back into the black beans and making various… Continue reading

In Praise of Wooden Cake Boxes

Recently I was asked to make a 100 year old birthday cake for a friend of a friend, not something you get to do very often.  Whilst enjoying some quality baking time in… Continue reading


The easiest way to feed a few families for a weekend meal is to pull together a roast.   In our house, during the summer cooking months, this normally takes the form of a… Continue reading

Pull together Sunday dinner

There is something bitter sweet about Sunday’s, it’s great that there is one more day left in the weekend, however I always find myself looking forward to the week to come and what… Continue reading

Swanky Dinner Parties, who really has time for it these days? But oh boy, isn’t it fun!

Back in the olden days, life before kids, I used to fancy it up all the time. We’d entertain friends most weekends and I’d go to huge efforts to create beautiful dinner parties… Continue reading

The first of the year are in the oven as we speak

It’s that time of the year, and this time I’m feeling particularly organised.  There have been years when I have left it all but a few weeks out from Christmas to make my cake,… Continue reading

Bean there done that!

I have continued to look for recipes that aren’t using the traditional flour and sugar combo that have long been what my cooking experiences have been based one.  Don’t get me all wrong,… Continue reading

A bit more time for me

I have had to take a step back this year, from the cake making adventures.  I found with working full-time and with two wee ones at home, that saying yes to making cakes… Continue reading