A delightfully fruity Couronne

The word on the grapevine is that 2016 is the year of the Babka, a brioche like yeasted cake or bread. When I told my husband about this, he exclaimed with great joy, “oh that’s Polish”, and after doing a little research, it appears that this bread is served at major holiday events such as…

Six months on

For most people, six months means very little. For parents, it is huge. At the beginning you start by counting the days, then the weeks and slowly that progresses into months. Today marks six months since our little girl was born. That is one half of one whole year!!! In one way, it seems likes…

Amaretti biscuits

I often forget how much I adore Amaretto. I just think it is divine. Having said that though, I only like it in small quantities. Poured over ice, in a simple dessert or just one biscuit flavoured with it. Then I’ll forget all about it again for another few years. Recently we went out for…

Gluten free berry and almond tart

So today I’m going to share a little bit about me. I have been working in the hospitality industry since I was 18. I have worked in some really great places and it all started with my first job while I was in art college as a waitress in a hotel bar. I loved it…

A yummy breakfast and snack!

There are so many different varieties and combinations. You can have it crunchy, in clusters, or loosely bound and flaky. You may like it full of fruit or nuts, or more simply just oaty goodness. Do you eat yours with yogurt or milk or scattered over baked fruits? I am like many of you, I…

French almond macarons

Since posting this last night, the lovely Angie from The Novice Gardener¬†asked me if I would like to join her Fiesta Friday¬†party. I am of course very excited for this and am super excited to see everyone’s contribution this week. It is such a great idea and looks like such fun! So here is my…

Orange and Almond cake

I recently posted about a pear and almond cake with a streusel topping, well this is a variation on that cake and it is still delicious and light and fluffy. Really I think Delia is a genius! This cake would work with practically any ingredients and I’m already thinking of making a strawberry and pistachio…

Granola goodness

So D and I went out for breakfast this morning which was yummy as always. But as we were leaving my mother rang and said she would be in the area and would pop by for coffee in our house. She may have asked if I had any biscuits to go with said coffee. Of…

Granny’s 99th birthday…

So this week has been super busy. We are exhausted but it has been a lovely week too. On Tuesday it was my granny’s 99th birthday. On Wednesday it was my father’s birthday, on Saturday we had a barbeque which as I was working I was about an hour and a half late, which meant…