Home Made Vegetable Curry Recipe

This week is National Curry Week, set up by Peter Grove in 1998 to celebrate the Indian restaurant business and raise money for charity. I come from an age where takeaways were a rare treat, fish and chips now and then, but anything else was almost unheard of. A once a year Vesta Curry was considered exotic … Continue reading Home Made Vegetable Curry Recipe


Halloween Pumpkin Muffins & Cake Recipe

We normally associate pumpkins with carving out for decoration for Halloween night but they are such a great baking ingredient for both savoury and sweet dishes. They are so cheap to buy in the supermarkets* so why not have a go at making this scrummy Halloween Pumpkin cake or some muffins. The muffins freeze well … Continue reading Halloween Pumpkin Muffins & Cake Recipe

Giant Halloween Pumpkin Cookies and Roasted Seeds Recipes

I found an American recipe for Giant Halloween Pumpkin Cookies last year but it was all in cup sizes. Rather than mess about trying to convert, I found that you could buy the measuring cups very cheaply in large supermarkets. And don't go throwing away the seeds when you carve your Halloween pumpkins, they are … Continue reading Giant Halloween Pumpkin Cookies and Roasted Seeds Recipes

Apple Cake Recipe for Apple Day 2018

This Sunday is Apple Day so I thought what better way to celebrate than to share this apple cake recipe with you and remind you of a few other easy Autumnal puddings and cakes made with the humble apple.  This is a lovely stodgy pudding type cake which is nice to eat cold by the … Continue reading Apple Cake Recipe for Apple Day 2018

Dairy & Gluten Free Fruity Flapjacks

Here's an alternative to standard flapjacks to try for National Baking Week 2018, made from an assortment of dried and fresh fruits: pear, orange, apricots, cranberries, and dates. As they are made from oats, this recipe is gluten free and can easily be made dairy free by substituting butter with a dairy free spread. Ingredients: … Continue reading Dairy & Gluten Free Fruity Flapjacks

Christmas Crack – Chocolate Saltine Toffee Recipe

I originally posted this for Chocolate Week but as it's also known as Christmas Crack I thought it was too good not to share this recipe for Chocolate Saltine Toffee again. We recently went to a lovely wedding held at the magical Enchanted Oaks in California. The family has bakers and chefs on both sides … Continue reading Christmas Crack – Chocolate Saltine Toffee Recipe

Nan’s Mixed Herb & Onion Stuffing Recipe

Why bother with packet stuffing when it is so easy to do yourself? My nan used to make a bowl of this lovely homemade mixed herb and onion stuffing for each family member every Christmas. This recipe has been passed down through the generations and I've now passed it on to my children. I make … Continue reading Nan’s Mixed Herb & Onion Stuffing Recipe