Breakfast, brunch and all things good · Snack time

Super Herby Sausage Rolls

Living with someone else means compromise. Compromise on the films you watch. The bedding you use. The food you cook. It’s a careful balance of give and take. You take all the cooking. He takes all the cleaning. He gives you coffee in the morning. You give him kisses in the day. He gives you compliments. You…… Continue reading Super Herby Sausage Rolls

Breakfast, brunch and all things good · Dinner · Snack time

Spring pea, mint and goats cheese bruschetta

For one brief, glorious day it felt like spring was finally here. Winter coats were shed, sun was pouring through the window, and I was reaching for a classic spring combination: pea, mint and lemon. Nothing food wise signifies the beginning of spring quite like fresh mint, bright zesty lemon and sweet, sweet peas. Any…… Continue reading Spring pea, mint and goats cheese bruschetta

Breakfast, brunch and all things good · Cakes, cookies and other sweet treats · Festive feasts and treats · Snack time

Cranberry and Pecan gingerbread spiced cake

The first time I made this cake my mum immediately asked that I made a second one for us to wrap up and bundle off to a good friend. In a house where we go through a lot of different cakes, that is very high praise indeed. The moment you bite into this cake along side…… Continue reading Cranberry and Pecan gingerbread spiced cake

Breakfast, brunch and all things good · Dinner · Nutshell Bites

Roasted and spiced autumn vegetable soup

This soup was a totally accident. A serious case of: “Hmm if I put that in the blender I wonder if it’ll make a bad ass soup?”. I am the worst when it comes to dealing with leftover food – I’m all big ideas and little results. So I’m turning over a new leaf. I’m…… Continue reading Roasted and spiced autumn vegetable soup

Breakfast, brunch and all things good · Festive feasts and treats · Snack time

Smoked mackerel pate and Christmas time

I am that annoying person who absolutely loves Christmas. And we’re talking loves with about a billion ‘o’s. Looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove it. I really do. The first sight of Christmas crackers lining the supermarket isles, childish squeals just escape from me. First whisper of a Christmas jingle, queue full blown song and dance number. Those first aromas…… Continue reading Smoked mackerel pate and Christmas time