Finding Balance

For me, the most memorable kitchen creations are those which bring together contrasting flavours which balance each other out.  In my constant quest for something a little bit different, I find much inspiration in taking simple recipes to which I … Continue reading

Christmas Time, Tassie Time

The splendid but sometimes overwhelming proliferation of baked and sweet goods during the festive season always makes me long for a bit of everything. So in order to have a wee taste of all the Christmas goodies, I like to … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Jonas!

A dear friend of mine – the husband of one of my most beloved girlfriends– recently had his 40th birthday.  He’s a real Iron Man – loves to run and mountain bike.  Being so incredibly fit, of course he needs … Continue reading

Hot Oats

I just can’t leave well enough alone. Even the humble, hearty, simple flapjack isn’t safe from my compulsion to add a ring of heat to everything sweet that I make. I tried to keep it low key with this one: … Continue reading

Dark Chocolate Ginger Bundt Cake with White Chocolate Orange Cardamom Ganache

Gingerbread is one of those cakes that always underwhelms me no matter how good it is. Despite having tasted many fantastic home-baked and bought varieties, I would never choose a slice of gingerbread over something else. Until now. Take that … Continue reading

Dark Chocolate Spiced Cupcakes with Ginger & Cinnamon Buttercream

‘At no other time (than autumn) does the earth let itself be inhaled in one smell, the ripe earth; in a smell that is in no way inferior to the smell of the sea, bitter where it borders on taste, … Continue reading