Lavender With Everything

It was my birthday on Monday and I celebrated by visiting some lavender fields and having some of their lavender tea and a lavender scone: I really recommend a visit to Mayfield Lavender Farm in Banstead- it’s layer after layer of purple-y goodness.

Beignets and mousse au chocolat

Beignets with cinnamon sauce and mousse au chocolat with a strawberry- the question is: are you going to share? Cafe Rouge, Hays Galleria, London Bridge

My food travels in the Netherlands: Haarlem, The Hague and Amsterdam

Haarlem is a cute historical city, with an old market square that boasts several museums and an impressive church named (imaginatively) Grote Kirk. The city’s proximity to the sea, and Noord-Holland‘s fertile farmlands, means that food in Haarlem is wonderfully fresh and delicious. After spending the day visiting the flower gardens in Keukenhof (one of…

Polish Waffles

Birmingham has more canals than Venice and the rather lovely The Karczma, a Polish restaurant with traditional decor which wouldn’t look out of place in Southern Poland. I had these waffles: They also served a gorgeous tea with honey that could be added. The waffles were good but the tea was better :p

Tea at Betty’s

It’s a bit cold and wintry outdoors and there is nothing more I like than snuggling up in the warm when it’s chilly outside. Do you want to know another thing I like though? Afternoon tea! Now, my trip to Betty’s tearooms in York for afternoon tea was quite some time ago- August 2017- but…

Festive Treats

Happy New Year! Today is the 6th January and is therefore traditionally the last day of Christmas. I hope you’ve all been enjoying yourself over the last few weeks and indulging in a few festive treats. I definitely have. A lot of people are on post- holidays diets (which I don’t hold with) because they’ve…

Brilliant Banoffee Pie

A few months ago my friend made this delicious banoffee pie for me. I thought I’d share the recipe with you: For the base: 100g butter, melted 250g digestive biscuits, crushed For the caramel: 100g butter 100g dark brown soft sugar 397g can Carnation Condensed Milk For the top: 4 small bananas 300ml carton whipping…

Chocolate Honey Cake

Tatra Restaurant, Leicester It was a really cold night and we fancied something sweet. The honey cake is very popular in Latvia and Russian speaking countries and was delicious.

It’s cold outside…

But I warmed up with this chocolate and caramel slice đŸ™‚ Shipley Garden Centre, Ilkeston