Welsh Shearing Cake (Cacen Gneifo)

Welsh Shearing Cake (Cacen Gneifo) A traditional recipe for a Welsh seed cake, and one that would have been served to the sheep shearers during shearing season. This buttery cake would have originally used bacon fat in place of butter, although the caraway seeds and peel are authentic to older country recipes. A Traditional Welsh… Continue reading Welsh Shearing Cake (Cacen Gneifo)

Vanilla Honey Pikelets with Blueberries & Yogurt

Vanilla Honey Pikelets with Blueberries & Yogurt – Easily made, these “Pikelets”, also known as “Crempog” in Wales, and “Scotch Pancakes” or “Drop Scones” in Scotland, are delicious little, fluffy pancakes resembling a thin crumpet, and are perfect for breakfast when served with honey, yogurt and fresh blueberries. Wake Up Better Breakfast, as regular readers… Continue reading Vanilla Honey Pikelets with Blueberries & Yogurt

Toppings and Dippers for Lunchtime Soups!

Toppings and Dippers for Lunchtime Soups! Make lunch better by adding toppings and dippers to your bowl of soup, and for January, why not make use of those Christmas Leftovers you may have still kicking around, and add them to that bowl of warm and comforting soup to really make lunch better and a little bit… Continue reading Toppings and Dippers for Lunchtime Soups!

Festive Spiced Ham, Cheese and Leftovers for Twelfth Night

Festive Spiced Ham, Cheese and Leftovers for Twelfth Night – The ham that keeps on giving! Recipes and ideas for a fabulous spiced ham from Booths Supermarkets, for Twelfth Night and beyond; as well as a fabulous Northern cheese board on review, this recipe for Festive Maple Syrup Spiced Ham is the best I’ve tried.… Continue reading Festive Spiced Ham, Cheese and Leftovers for Twelfth Night

Festive Ploughman’s Lunch with Apple Cuvée

Festive Ploughman’s Lunch with Apple Cuvée: After all that rich Christmas food, why not enjoy a festive Ploughman’s Lunch, with assorted cheese, charcuterie and a glass of classic English Apple Cuvée. with Thatchers Family Reserve I love Christmas and the Festive period that spans from the first Sunday in Advent though New Year to Twelfth… Continue reading Festive Ploughman’s Lunch with Apple Cuvée

Indulge in Castello Extra Creamy Brie

Indulge in Castello Extra Creamy Brie – Indulge yourself and hack your senses by enjoying cheese with different music, different colour plates and serving spoons. I love cheese, and especially Brie, it’s a staple cheese in our house, and is used for cheese platters, in all manner of recipes, as well as for random (and not… Continue reading Indulge in Castello Extra Creamy Brie

Sausage, Cranberry, Red Onion & Walnut Stuffing

Sausage, Cranberry, Red Onion & Walnut Stuffing – A quick and easy stiffing made in the Vitamix® Ascent for hassle free and tasty Christmas or Festive entertaining. Upgrade your Christmas Flavours with the Vitamix® Ascent I’m officially in love, I have a new toy and I haven’t stopped playing with it since it arrived! I have a… Continue reading Sausage, Cranberry, Red Onion & Walnut Stuffing