Strawberry and almond cake

I am so excited to share this recipe. It is one of my favourite cakes to make and eat. Somehow every time I make this, it cheers me up and makes me feel lighter and happier emotionally. Usually shared with friends over a coffee and a chat in the garden, but I’ll take what we…

Oven dried strawberries

Strawberries, who doesn’t love them? Ok not everyone does but you have to admire how their shape resembles a heart, especially when cut in half ♥. I adore dried strawberries and raspberries. I really love the freeze dried versions that can be crushed up and sprinkled over cakes and breakfasts and so forth. This weekend,…

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…

Welcome to 2015!

I may be coming to the party somewhat slightly late but this is my first post in 2015! Life has thrown us a few curveballs recently and slowly but surely we are learning to deal with it all and attempting to resume normal life. January is one of those months… both D and I have…

Cookie goodness…

After a few days of feeling a bit blue, I finally have a day off. I always get my Sundays off but lately I have been working right through the rest of the week and today I got to sleep in and have the house to myself. Hurrah! And when I got up (finally) I…