Pretty Much Plants – Courgette and Lemon Loaf Cake

Ah yes, dear reader, the courgette glut continues and no matter how many courgettes I thrust on unsuspecting friends, I keep finding more hiding under the large leaves and am coming up with all sorts of ways of using them up. The latest, and another popular one with my family, is a courgette and lemon … More Pretty Much Plants – Courgette and Lemon Loaf Cake

The Lockdown Larder – Easy and Delicious Lemon and Blueberry Loaf Cake

As a child, lemons were my nemesis. I couldn’t stand the taste of lemon squash or lemon mousse and so politely avoided most lemon flavoured things (including cakes, and I don’t know how I had the willpower to do that!) until one day the whole world of fresh, naturally flavoured lemon cooking was opened up … More The Lockdown Larder – Easy and Delicious Lemon and Blueberry Loaf Cake

The New Normal – The Lockdown Larder – Gooey Chocolate and Walnut Bake

Does the urge to bake ever just take you by surprise and you barely have any of the necessary ingredients in the house but you strive on with it nevertheless?     This keeps happening to me throughout lockdown and I’m loathed to fight the urge because it’s an excellent way to keep me occupied. … More The New Normal – The Lockdown Larder – Gooey Chocolate and Walnut Bake

The New Normal – The Lockdown Larder – Individual Apple Crumbles

This one is no secret, it’s nothing difficult and I can almost guarantee that if you’re reading this you’ve made one of these yourself anyway but in honour of logging some of my favourite culinary achievements during this horrible time, here’s my individual apple crumble experience. It is definitely more of an experience than a … More The New Normal – The Lockdown Larder – Individual Apple Crumbles

The New Normal – Baking As A Coping Mechanism – Baked Apple Pies

We had a lovely roast dinner on Sunday, and I really fancied an apple pie for dessert. With a handful of apples in the house and a frozen sheet of puff pastry (the lazy girl’s method, I know!) I decided to have a go at my slightly clumsy attempt at baked apple pies! Ingredients: Three … More The New Normal – Baking As A Coping Mechanism – Baked Apple Pies

The New Normal – Baking As A Coping Mechanism – Miniature Coffee Cake

Without roommates or co-workers to thrust my hitherto distinclty average baking attempts upon, and with supplies in the house a little limited, I’m doing a Matt Damon and downsizing everything that I make. A few years ago I picked up a kids baking set in Hema, as I just knew that I would have a … More The New Normal – Baking As A Coping Mechanism – Miniature Coffee Cake

The New Normal – Baking As A Coping Mechanism – Carrot Cupcakes

Like many people, with this time inside I have explored new culinary techqniues and skills with baking being one of them. With flour and eggs a little harder to come by than normal, I have been leaning toward recipes that create small-ish batches of treats using as little as possible by way of ingredients. I … More The New Normal – Baking As A Coping Mechanism – Carrot Cupcakes