We’re in the season of British apples. Living in Kent I am surrounded by orchards of apples and pears, and if you have time to go to a farmers market, you’ll get loads of exciting, [...]

By |September 8th, 2015|Categories: Desserts|Comments Off on Apples

Scrumptious Summer dessert coffee

Having a nice espresso or other coffee at the end of a meal is all part of a nice tradition and we should be able to enjoy it even if we’re sitting in the sweltering [...]

By |August 9th, 2015|Categories: Seasonal|Comments Off on Scrumptious Summer dessert coffee


The height of summer and sweet melon goes hand in hand for me. There are so many different kinds and tastes and recipes and all of them with these juicy and sweet summer fruits! Here [...]

By |July 15th, 2015|Categories: Starters|Comments Off on Melon-tastic


It’s strawberry season, and with the weather having been so warm and dry, the English ones are especially juicy and sweet this year! You can do loads with strawberries if it’s Eton mess or pureed [...]

By |June 28th, 2015|Categories: Tea Parties|Comments Off on Strawberries

Strawberry Cake

Recently I got about 2 kilos of home grown strawberries from a friend and was keen to try something different with them, having already made ice cream and jam… As it was my mother-in-law’s birthday [...]

By |June 8th, 2015|Categories: Cakes|Comments Off on Strawberry Cake

Elderflower cordial

  Elderflower is in bloom now, so if you like to do a bit of foraging like I do, this is the time to take a bag and some scissors and head out for a walk. [...]

By |May 8th, 2015|Categories: Seasonal|Comments Off on Elderflower cordial