Dark chocolate and berry muffins

I think everyone in the whole world might have had a long week this week. Whether you have kids or not, it just seems that first week of September was a doozy. Most people I know have kids starting school or heading back after a glorious summer. The chatter around is just how frustrating and…

Greek honey cake

Ok world of mummies, I need some feedback. It appears my child is either a) broken or b) has been swapped out (by the good witch) with a child that sleeps well. You see for the last three years since his birth, my son has never been a good sleeper. He has always taken a…

Guinness cake

A while ago (looking back it is probably years ago), someone mentioned Guinness cake to me. And well I thought to myself ‘yuck’. I couldn’t imagine the cake being delicious or even pleasant for that matter. Don’t get me wrong, I like Guinness but just couldn’t imagine a cake made with it. Well about 6…

Alexander’s first birthday

So it has been a looong while since I have really posted anything or looked after my blog. In truth, I just do not have the time and energy to sit down at the end of the day and write weekly posts. I am a full time single mummy, with a more than full time…

Old fashioned coffee and walnut cake

Yesterday I shared with you my coffee buttercream recipe, this was just the lead up to my coffee cake. My mother and I had a slice of this when it was freshly made and she said it was just like the one my grandmother used to make. This pleased me to no end. I never…

Coffee buttercream icing

This isn’t a very long winded or glamorous post but I feel the need to share this recipe for anyone out there that is looking for a nice, simple buttercream icing that can be adapted to most flavours and colours.I have chosen a coffee buttercream icing today. With only a few weeks left to go…

Special mother’s day cake

Happy mother’s day to all the beautiful and special mums out there! Whether you hold your children in your arms or hearts, you are loved and special. xx Well here it is, mother’s day! I could hide myself away under a duvet or I could get up and feel proud to be Elena’s mother. I…

In the spirit of Christmas…

It is amazing how time is passing me by. One minute it’s halloween and the next it’s nearing the end of November and it’s time to get my act together and start ‘Operation Christmas’. This year I am absolutely determined to be ultra organised and under control. There will of course be a certain amount…