A cake that symbolises Easter: Simnel Cake

A Simnel cake is a light fruit cake packed with dried fruit and pockets of marzipan throughout the cake, a layer of marzipan in the middle and another one on top, decorated with 11 marzipan balls to represent Jesus's 11 disciples (excluding Judas of course).

Recipe: Easter Egg Caramel Cheesecake

This recipe is absolutely divine, well, in my opinion anyway! And it s fabulous way to indulge in a favourite dessert whilst using up some of the abundance of Easter eggs which will no doubt be around the house at this time of the year! Oh, and did I mention it's a sharing dessert recipe too? Perfect for an Easter Sunday family lunch.

The Foods of Love

The weekend is here, the children are tucked up and... it's date night! But you can't go out so what do you do? Why not spend a little time in the kitchen preparing some delicious foods that will certainly put you in the mood for later?! These ten foods have been proven to be the foods of love, for several reasons. I don't know about you, oysters are not my thing, however, figs and chocolate? Now you're talking!!!

I Don't Know 'Jack' About That!

Well who knew that there was such a versatile sustainable fruit growing in the tropics that could become a staple part of our diet in the next few decades? As the human need for a more plant based diet becomes necessity rather than choice as we will no longer be able to produce meat at the current level for all the people on the earth the jack fruit is a perfect meat like go-to. 

Recipe: Beef Goulash

Now here's a rich, delicious winter warmer for you! Tender chunks of beef steak, slowly cooked in a tomato, bell pepper and paprika sauce - yuuuummy! This will warm your cockles!

Recipe: Minty Lamb Burgers

And the weekend is here again! I don't know about you but I'm finding it hard to keep track of the days but instinct always tells me when the weekend is approaching as it usually means I fancy a treat. Odd though it may seem, I am more of a savoury person than a sweet so these Minty Lamb Burgers are right up my street, really tasty and so easy to make.

Pancake Day Facts & Recipe

Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional Ash Wednesday feast day prior to the start of Lent. Lent–the 40 days leading up to Easter–was traditionally a time of fasting, and Anglo-Saxon Christians went to confession on Shrove Tuesday and were "shrivelled" (absolved from their sins).

A Potted History of Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day, also known as St. Valentine's Day, is when couples show their devotion with greetings and favours. The holiday has its origins in the Lupercalia Roman Festival, celebrated in mid-February. The festival, which celebrated the coming of spring, included rites of fertility and the pairing by lottery of women...

Recipe: Roasted Carrot & Beetroot Risotto

Risotto is one of my favourite meals and it never gets boring because you can add some many things to it. Treat it well, and it will reward you with a creamy, comforting dinner that the whole family will love. Being vegetarian, it's a great meal for a 'no meat Monday' if you're a meat eater and you could dress it up a tad for a very tasty posh dinner dish.