Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Halloween Graveyard Cake


I think that our Hallowe'en party is going to be extra special this year, how could it fail with this spook-tacular cake as it's centerpiece! There is nothing better than a chocolate cake covered in even more chocolate and decorated with crushed Oreos - devilishly good!


Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Damson Plum Butter


What a year it was for Damson plums! My father is a fantastic gardener and he has been growing plums for the last ten years or so now, each year I get a share of the crop and this year was no exception.


Between friends and my fathers share we had 4kgs altogether and after I baked them into muffins, oven roasted them and made numerous upside plum and cinnamon cakes I was running out of ideas!

I took to the all knowing Twitter  and sought the advice of a few good friends. They suggested all sorts of wonderful recipes but one caught my attention ....Plum Cheese.

Now Plum cheese is a very fine idea indeed and something a bit different is always welcome. It was while I was searching for a suitable plum cheese recipe that I came across recipes for Damson Plum butter.

Plum butter is a low sugar alternative to jam, but one that keeps for just as long. It has the most wonderful texture, it is smooth and silky. Just delicious on brown bread, scones and hot buttery toast.

I think that it is one that you will make again and again. I wonder if my father has any more of those damsons left....


Monday, 15 September 2014

Ed's Mother's Meatloaf (Nigella Lawson)



It's just beginning to to get cool round these parts, the trees are gradually changing colour and at last I can get stuck into proper comfort food....my absolute favourite food!

I, for one am very glad to be back into the swing of things - we had the most wonderful summer here - but I just love the Autumn and especially September. It's the cool crisp air and the beautiful autumnal colours that bring a smile to my face.

Regular readers might have noticed that I took some time out from blogging this summer, it allowed me to spend time with my family.

We had a wonderful summer of day trips and just lazing around the house, but now my batteries are fully charged and I am ready to get back to blogging again.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Pulled Pork Sandwich with Barbecue Sauce




In my last post I shared with you my favourite Pulled pork recipe - which is really easy to make by the way way - and this is one of my favourite ways to eat it!! 

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork


Pulled pork is one of those dishes that you will find yourself making again and again. It is trouble free and fairly inexpensive, not to mention the fact that leftovers are never a problem. 

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Chocolate and Black Bean Cupcakes


I've been meaning to share this beautiful recipe with you for a couple of weeks now, I wanted to share it with you around the time I posted my Chunky Black Bean and Chicken Soup recipe adapted from A Girl Called Jack. It seemed appropriate that your dinner and dessert should both contain black beans and dark chocolate...yum!