Its cold outside, very cold! We, however, are cosy and warm with a fire and chocolate cake!
Yellow icing makes a change for Christmas and looks great with traditional decorations. I have dusted edible gold glitter on the icing for an extra festive sparkle!
This is really simple orange scented bundt cake dusted with icing sugar to look perfect for Christmas. I added finely grated orange zest to a light sponge mix and served warm with Madagascan vanilla ice cream and berries.
I have added plenty of English mustard to give these Halloween themed deviled eggs a kick, along with mayonnaise, vinegar, salt and pepper (not ground or there will be black flecks in the egg) and a pinch of paprika. The insects on top are made from olives, I was going to make spiders but couldn’t fit all the legs on!
Our kitchen had the scents of Christmas today as we cooked apples with cinnamon ready for apple crumble. I recommend it for making your home smell seasonal! Delicious!
I love Beef Stew and as soon as we get a hint of Autumnal weather I’m keen to get my carrots and potatoes in the slow cooker. This stew also has cannelloni beans and onions with a rich tomato based gravy.
Now Autumn is here I shall be adding mushrooms to all my chunky stews and casseroles and rich warming hot pots. In the mean time you can’t beat a mushroom omelette for supper!
These biscuits are very fragrant. I made a very short biscuit base and mixed in a spoon of marmalade and some candied orange peel.
Chocolate and vanilla sponge cake, I love the shape inside!
I love this egg salad with olives, beetroot, tomato and cucumber because it makes a change to not have a leafy salad. Feta cheese also goes well.
I used large whole walnuts for contrast with the light sponge in this loaf. Not all of them sank to the bottom!
It is stonkingly hot here today in Hampshire so we are having a BBQ! These kebabs are made up of cubed pork shoulder with mushrooms, tomatoes and peppers and ground black pepper over. We are also having corn on the cob and ciabatta bread and some chicken thighs with a sticky sauce. Yum! I’m off to rescue some Prosecco from the fridge…
I had a lovely breakfast of scrambled eggs on toast with asparagus today. It was really nice. I was pottering around on t’internet and coincidentally on the 20th of April 1667 Samuel Pepys also had asparagus, but he had his with salmon and I didn’t buy mine for 18 pence in London! I think from now on I will call asparagus sparrowgrass…
So home, and having brought home with me from Fenchurch Street a hundred of sparrowgrass, cost 18d. We had them and a little bit of salmon, which my wife had a mind to, cost 3s. So to supper, and my pain being somewhat better in my throat, we went to bed.
I made a pretty sponge cake with butter cream in the middle and before I could take a picture they had eaten it!