Chocolate mousse with fiery ginger shortbread and candied orange peel


If you follow me on Instagram (or you’ve seen the photos in my feed on my blog) then you may already know that yesterday our new Kitchen Aid mixer was delivered! I can’t believe we actually got one, after so long saying ‘I’d LOVE one of those!’. We chose the pistachio colour in the end, as it will look so lovely with our new kitchen when we get it done in a couple of months. That’s another exciting project to tell you about, but that’s for another time!

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Spiced lamb burgers with herbed yoghurt


Summer is well and truly here – it has even been glorious in Newcastle! We tried out this recipe at the weekend and it was so good. It’s really great to find a burger recipe with a difference, and the chilli, herbs and spices work so well with the lamb. So fire up your barbecue and get cooking!

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Simple midweek tapas


I love tapas, and whilst this isn’t the most authentic version, it can be made on a weeknight in 45 minutes to an hour – hooray! We used a couple of different recipes here and I made the other one up based on a dish we had on a night out. So this little selection is made up of garlic mushrooms, patatas bravas and a chorizo and egg dish (that’s the one I made up and can’t remember what it’s called!). Continue reading…

Ukulele Celebration Cake


A very dear friend at work celebrated a special birthday today, and we volunteered to make a cake for the afternoon tea party. This eventually led to someone saying: ‘Could you make a ukulele cake?’ because Jackie is a super uke player! As we never like to turn down a challenge, we said yes! 😊

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