Apples – Saucy, Tarty or just Plain Crumbly?

Autumn. My favourite season. Season of woolly jumpers, cosy nights by the fire, golden leaves, crisp weekend walks and apples. All of these things I love and most especially the trees in our garden, picture perfect for a few weeks with delicious red and green apples. I have no idea what variety the red apples … Continue reading Apples – Saucy, Tarty or just Plain Crumbly?

Something old, something new, something borrowed….

So, in the many weeks since I last posted, I've held my second supper club and it went really well. The feedback was great and afterwards I had a lot of requests for future nights and plenty of pre-bookings for my next event. Unfortunately, the new manager of the cafe I'd been using isn't interested … Continue reading Something old, something new, something borrowed….

Italian Night Trial Run

On Saturday night, I invited a few friends over to help me do a trial run of the menu for my Italian Night. These are good friends who I can trust to be constructively critical and who will give me a reality check regarding portion size, as my gauge is completely skewed thanks to giant … Continue reading Italian Night Trial Run

Back to basics – Italian style

It's been a quieter week on the food front compared with the last couple. No supper clubs, no cookery classes, but plenty of recipe reading and planning for the Italian night I am hoping to do in September. Despite owning a LOT of cookery books, it seems there's a dearth in the Italian department, so … Continue reading Back to basics – Italian style

A Week of Feasting, Celebrations and New Toys

I didn't have much cooking to do at all this week, which was actually quite nice. I ate out. A lot. So I'll definitely need to do two diet days and not one in the week ahead. I've been on the 5:2 diet for a couple of years now to help me keep my weight … Continue reading A Week of Feasting, Celebrations and New Toys

The Ultimate Spiced Cappuccino Brownies

I love a good brownie, but until I discovered and tweaked this recipe, I'd never been able to make one I was happy with. They were always too dry or crumbly and never gooey enough. Not so with these bad boys. They are gooey, rich and chocolately and the added spices give them a perfect … Continue reading The Ultimate Spiced Cappuccino Brownies

Baked Vanilla Cheesecake with Caramelised Apples

Serves 12  |  470 cals per serving  |  45 mins + 60 mins cooking + overnight chilling Youngest son loves baked cheesecakes - I find them a bit heavy usually, but this one is pretty light and very tasty. I especially love the nuttiness of the crust on this one. The caramelised apples on top … Continue reading Baked Vanilla Cheesecake with Caramelised Apples