Baked Pears with Honey, Cinnamon and Toasted and Almonds

  Mind-blowingly easy, yet pretty enough to whip out when friends come over for dinner – these baked pears are a fantastic, easy recipe to keep tucked away for autumn evenings. Ingredients (Serves 6): 6 pears (I used Sweet William in the photos but it doesn’t matter as long as they are perfectly ripe) 50g…

Autumn Plum and Apple Galette

It’s a properly gloomy autumn day today and there’s even a storm warning here in the South West, so I’m baking for the weather and it’s comfort food all the way in the form of a plum and apple galette. A galette is a French term for any type of free form tart with the…

Strawberry and Ice-Cream Sodas

I still can’t believe our luck with the wall-to-wall sunshine this Summer and as it’s almost the end of term, this Strawberry Ice-Cream Soda is the perfect reward for all that hard work. I made this for my kids this week – it went down a storm and as it takes no time at all…

Carrot, Apple and Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Christmas has been and gone and it really was lovely, but we are nearing the end of January now (which, for the record always feels about six weeks long) and as we tick over into February, I am always desperate for Spring to arrive. I have spent much of this month wondering when the days…

My Top Ten Christmas Foods

It’s been a while since I wrote a blog. Spending the best part of 2017 studying, working, looking after my family and trying to start a food blog from scratch, has been brilliant but exhausting and something had to give. Thankfully, every time I count the children and pets they all seem to be there…