buttermilk scones & how a friendship developed

I am by no means a fancy baker, but I do really enjoy baking and do it regularly. I like doing simple cakes or loaves, I make a mean chocolate and pecan brownie. However, I always opt for simple icing, I don’t care for butter or fondant icing and my icing skills are shocking (which is why…

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cheese scones, my favourite

I love a scone, it’s what I go for if I’m out for a cuppa and I’m happy with most flavour combinations. I’m very fussy about scones and hate biting into one laden with baking powder, it might give lift but too much can leave a residue in your mouth which is why I never use…

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spicy pumpkin soup

Autumn arrived this week!  Walking around my garden I can feel it in my bones, I can smell it in the breeze.  It’s not cold, in fact we’re getting a lot of sun for this time of year, there’s just that first chill of the changing season, a freshness in the air. My garden still…

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