Potato, pancetta and egg breakfast skillet

This week, I have been waking up feeling full of life and buzzing with energy. I feel like I am dancing and singing around the place, now whether I am or if it is in my head I dunno, but it feels good to be alive and free and full of optimism again. The sun…

Blueberry compot

I must admit, I rarely make this in winter. Once spring has begun to show itself, I usually make this on a weekly basis for our breakfasts on the go. I like to make over night oats in a small tub, place a spoon of coconut yogurt, a dollop of compot and a few nuts…

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…

Simple Hummus

After a rather lovely weekend away in Munich, I am very glad to be back to my own kitchen. Don’t get me wrong, absolutely loved the food (for the most part) but I am happy to be back in the land of summer salads and raw foods. While away, we did a LOT of walking…

Sticky gingerbread

I have acquired a fair few cookbooks over the years. I also threw out a lot, which I now realise was a big big mistake. Many of my books have been gifts, many I have bought and some I have borrowed from the library and forgotten to give back (ooops). But one or two books…

Thai roasted chicken

My poor little blog has been all alone for a little while now, neglected and forgotten. But in my defence, our internet hasn’t been working and for the last two weeks, every time I attempt to write a post, the internet crashes and my work gets lost before I have time to save… arrrgggh! So…

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…

Beetroot is my new favourite colour!

This may be a day late, although I’m sure it is still Friday in some part of the world, but this dish is in aid of Fiesta Friday #9. You can visit The Novice Gardener‘s blog to see all the lovely and exciting dishes that have been brought to the party today and the last eight Fridays. But…

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…