Blackcurrant & White Chocolate Fool

A while ago I went to visit a local wild life conservation/organic vegetable growing group to see what they were up to and if I could join the merriment. The very nice man who I met there gifted me with some freshly picked blackcurrants and I thought it only right that I made a bit [...]

Almond Apricot Walnut Tart with Butterscotch Sauce

Do you ever fancy something a bit out of the ordinary, a bit decadent, a bit Parisian patisserie?  Well I do and often owing to the ingredients that these delightful looking gems include I refrain.  But never one to do without and feel hard done by I have come up with a very decadent little [...]

Almond, Pear and Red Wine Cake

I have been away in Spain for the last few weeks and inspired by the almond trees that were in blossom I thought it might be nice to create an almond based recipe with a few other ingredients that were on hand.  Whilst this recipe is not vegan, i think that it could easily be [...]

Chocolate Cake with Orange Rum Syrup

We had quite a busy Saturday and so the only sensible thing to do was to completely chill out on Sunday.  We put an end to the rushing around, to the hither and tither and relaxed for the whole day.  It was fabulous!  We ate well and enjoyed each other’s company and rounded the day [...]

Candied Kumquat Creme

I recently received a small bag of kumquats in my weekly veg box delivery scheme.  I wasn’t 100% sure what I wanted to do with them but thought that a dessert might be really the best thing…being the dessert lady that I am.  Having never candied a bean and often seeing lovely looking fruity gems [...]

Valentine Love Feast part II

You may choose to go the full monty with all of the courses for this Valentine Love Feast or decide to woo your special someone simply with this decadent dessert.  I think which ever you have time to do they will truly appreciate you efforts.  I thought given the nature of the date I would [...]

Coconut Nutmeg Panna Cotta with Sorrel & Ginger Syrup

If you are anything like me, the quest for health can sometimes be a bit of a bumpy road.  Some weeks the motivation is there and others, well not so much.  Hey, do not despair the best thing is to enjoy a moment of indulgence and get right back to it otherwise you can feel [...]

Plum Sake Apple Crumble for Kiki

For someone who loves desserts, cakes and sweet delights I have just realised that they are in the minority in my recent posts.  In order to amend that I thought that it deserved something a little bit special. We had friends over for Christmas and they both gifted me with some lovely items.  I received [...]

Queen of hearts made a tart on a gloomy summers day

I hate to start the post with a bit of a moan but I need to vent.  I need to tell someone how I feel…ok so here it is: I am truly fed up with the lack of summer that we are currently experiencing.  I remember in years gone by when summers would start in [...]