Elderflower cordial

Elderflower cordial

Elderflower cordial is perfect for sunny summer days as it is so fragrant and refreshing. It’s a good lockdown activity too. Make sure to use your elderflowers pretty soon after they have been picked. The are best picked early in the morning on a warm day. Aim for flower heads that have only recently opened and arent yellowing/browning. Always make sure to leave several open flowers on each tree for the insects, we only ever pick 2-3 from a tree before moving on 🙂 Read more


Carrot & lentil burger

Carrot & lentil burgers

Veggie burgers have been a bit hit and miss in my experience but these went down well in our house. In fact, I think Rob mentioned how much he was enjoying them three times during the meal! Definitely a winner. And they go wonderfully well with some sweet potato chips, mixed summer salad and gorgeous wall to wall sunshine. Enjoy! Read more


Chocolate muffins

Chocolate muffins

I know my recipes recently have been dominated by chocolate but seriously, chocolate is delicious so why not? :P. These chocolate muffins are lovely and quick to make and we ALWAYS have all the ingredients sat in the cupboard.  You can customise easily with adding different nuts, dried fruit or even chocolate chunks. Read more


Store cupboard staples

Store cupboard staples

Lockdown has really focussed my mind when it comes to shopping and checking what we need to have in the house. The list below includes the store cupboard staples I have identified as versatile and filling foods and therefore essential to have in stock at all times. Read more


10 Mothers’ Day Gift Ideas

As a new Mother I have a new appreciation for all the amazing stuff my Mum did for me, which is making me more grateful to her than usual this year. Mothers’ Day is the perfect opportunity to show that wonderful woman in your life how you feel. BUT, as with all celebrations in this modern age, it can be easy to get sucked into the overly commercialised world of consumerism. Shops tell us that for our Mum to know how much we love her, we need to spend lots of money on things she probably doesn’t like or need. If your Mum is anything like mine, the buying of pointless presents probably frustrates rather than delights her. Read more


Chocolate brownie

Ultimate chocolate brownie

This recipe is everything you could want from a brownie.  Moist, rich, gooey and incredibly chocolate-ey!  I’m often disappointed by commercial brownies as they are overwhelmingly sweet when really, I’m looking for something which will satisfy my chocolate craving.  This recipe delivers every time.  You can replace the walnuts with something else if you prefer, other nuts, cranberries, chocolate chips, etc. Read more