• Its been a while……

    Weeeeell, hello there stranger! How are you? I know, I know, it’s been a while, but you wouldn’t believe how busy I’ve been. Let me give you a quick run-down of what’s been happening since I spoke to you last. My dream of owning my own tea-room and cake shop was screaming louder and louder at me, so on December 4th I handed in my notice from a full-time career, to take a part-time job, which would allow me to spend more time making and selling cakes. I had a month before starting the new job, so as it was coming up to Christmas I thought I’d get some shopping…

  • Classic Combo No. 1: Banana and Toffee

    Some things are good together. They’re classic combinations because they go together. You can’t get away from it. Its a fact…..some things, well they just work…like: Strawberries and Cream Rhubard and Custard Laurel and Hardy Cheese and Pickle Chocolate and Raspberry Starsky and Hutch Ham and Mustard Tea and Cake Peanut Butter and Jelly (for the American Readers) Morecambe and Wise……to name just a few….. Each and every one works ok on its own, but is soooooo much better with it partner. And not because I say so, I’m sure it’s actually the law or something. So to celebrate these great partnerships, and prove why they are so good together,…

  • Is being a Domestic Goddess Hereditary?

    It came as a big shock to me, when I was a teenager, to discover that people regularly eat shop bought cake! Seriously…..I was genuinely surprised!! My Mum, and my Nan before her, always cooked and baked! Chips from the chippy were a treat for me, as was a fishfinger sandwich on sliced white bread, and this wasn’t because we were food snobs, but because we always had home-cooked food….Sunday roasts, casseroles, soups, layer cakes, scones, savoury pies, home-baked bread, cupcakes, lemon meringue pie, the list is endless! I believe there are a few reasons for this…. my Nan and Grampy had a smallholding with chickens, a pig, and crops,…