Apple, Cinnamon and Cranberry Muffins for Afternoon tea with the girlies

I’m back in Blighty and what better way to warm the cockles on a wet and windy day then with a spot of baking. Having enjoyed my first few days of autumnal sunshine the weather has predictably taken a turn for the worse and after yesterday’s drenching I’ve wisely decided to stay in, light the … Continue reading

Earthquakes and heart stopping tremors in the night!

This week my mum and uncle have come out to Italy to visit and help make some headway with the many DIY jobs in our new-to-us but incredibily old 16th century home. After a long 14 hour drive from South East England via France and switzerland and on to Italy they arrived at 9:30pm in … Continue reading

Probably the best Mincemeat pies ever!

My quest for the perfect Christmas dinner continues and today’s main accomplishment are my mincemeat pies made with my very own puff pastry. High Five! For years I’ve been negligently tucking into my nanna’s mincemeat pies without knowing just how much work went into the pastry and now I feel like king of the kitchen! … Continue reading