Onion, thyme and parmesan tart

Since I have been back at work after my maternity leave, I haven’t taken a day off. I’m very very lucky to be able to work 8-5 Monday to Friday and weekends off, but ten months is rather a long time in which not to take even a day off. Especially when being a single…

Blueberry Pie

There are good days and there are less good days and on rare occasions I feel like superwoman! The good days involve managing to take a shower and/or actually finishing a cup of tea or coffee and not finding numerous half drunk cups all over the house and the end of the day. Of course…

The apple pie traybake

There really isn’t much news here from my side. I have been trying to keep my mind totally occupied while my better half is in work. I can’t believe I’m going to say this but I have even cleaned the windows in the house, inside and out! This is a first in the three years…

The basics : Pastry

Where to start… These days, well for the next little while, I am let’s face it, a lady of leisure. I don’t have to set the alarm to get up in the morning, I don’t have to do anything or see anyone if I don’t want to and I don’t have to go into work….

The alternative mince pie

In our house, when I make or buy things and put them in the fridge, there is usually a reason for it and it usually means D can’t have it (well just not yet that is). D looks in the fridge or at the baked goodies and looks at me and asks sheepishly ‘Can I…

Whats in the fridge?

I cannot believe I will be without my kitchen for a whole week. What am I to do? I am hoping to take lots of notes and pictures of Polish food and come up with some interesting ideas and a reminder of home for D. Seriously, no cooking for a week, I am feeling sad….