Easy Effortless Pancakes

Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, a traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent ~ 40 days leading up to Easter, traditionally a time of fasting and on Shrove Tuesday, Anglo-Saxon Christians went to confession and were “shriven” (absolved from their sins).

Chinese New Year Cake ~ Nian Gao

Nian Gao is a popular sweet, gooey rice cake eaten during Chinese New Year. It is considered lucky as the pronunciation of Nian Gao sounds like “year high” which symbolises a better year ahead, advancement, promotion and the promise of a better year ahead.

Chinese New Year & Pussy Willow

Pussy Willow 柳絮The pussy willow plant, also known as Catkins bear their furry buds from late winter onwards and this signifies the beginning of Spring.  The many buds of the pussy willow make it a favourite flower for Chinese New Year. The fluffy white blossoms resemble silk, and they soon give forth young shoots the colour…

Curly Wurly Kale Salad

A plethora of taste and texture with every mouthful of this nutritious kale salad. Packed with chickpeas, mandarin segments, pomegranate and feta cheese. Laced with a maple syrup and balsamic vinegar dressing.

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

A delicious homemade cranberry sauce which is easy to make, a delicious accompaniment to roast meats and the perfect homemade gift at Christmas time.

Homemade Lemon and Passion Fruit Curd

A ray of sunshine for the darker winter months ahead, lighter and zingier than marmelade and quicker to make. Lemon curd will brighten any breakfast or tea as well as make the perfect filling for cakes.