One week until Mother’s Day – get your shizz together, please, everybody…

Have you planned your Mother's Day celebrations? If not, good luck trying to get that reservation. Do something that I rarely advise and take the advice of Miss Vogue and buy your mother a luxurious present that isn't related to you or the kitchen. I also have a few little tips that will earn you … Continue reading One week until Mother’s Day – get your shizz together, please, everybody…

Monday morning tutorial #1: the cafetière – or the perfect, slow start to my day…

I hate Mondays . I had grand plans once for a long post all about how to have the perfect Monday - as much as that is possible, anyway - but things got in the way...things like slow Sundays and bloody Mondays. Anyway, I'm.rethinking and going for pragmatic new solutions. I think bitesize works well. … Continue reading Monday morning tutorial #1: the cafetière – or the perfect, slow start to my day…

Lazy days vegetable soup

I am pro the easy life. I try and stay low maintenance in everything. 'Low.maintenance' is a contentious term now. When I was younger, it was less troublesome. I'm using it as shorthand for 'lazy' here. This is a recipe for soup from a bag. The bag being a mixed veg bag from any supermarket. … Continue reading Lazy days vegetable soup

Patisserie Valerie Coffee and Cake Blogger Morning

Obviously, my life is highly glamorous. My children are picturesque and cared for by nannies; my baths are long and Cleopatra-esque in scale; my fridge is full of caviar and champagne; my walk in wardrobes are multiple; my footwear only has red soles and... Actually, contrary to popular belief, bloggers have pretty normal lives in … Continue reading Patisserie Valerie Coffee and Cake Blogger Morning

Christmas Eve Eve Gingerbread biscuits 

After 41 years I have finally made gingerbread biscuits that pass muster. Allow me to impart my wisdom, dear friends.... Ingredients- 2 cups / 8oz / 225g plain flour; 2 heaped teaspoons dried ginger; 1 level teaspoon dried cinnamon; 1 heaped teaspoon mixed spice; 1 level teaspoon dried nutmeg; 1 quarter teaspoon bicarbonate of soda … Continue reading Christmas Eve Eve Gingerbread biscuits 

Today’s favourite recipe – Day 19 of the Blogtober Challenge

I love food - I spent a large part of my adult life feeling hungry and I can cook. There's not much more depressing than loving the taste of canapes but having to turn them down at every party you attend. Well, not having to - except in my mind. I found out I was pregnant … Continue reading Today’s favourite recipe – Day 19 of the Blogtober Challenge