breakfast of (potential) champions.

breakfast of (potential) champions.

So it’s not 2013 yet, but I’ve started my “resolution” early because I’m not a huge fan of New Year’s anyway; plus I could do with the few extra days to get myself into the healthy living lifestyle once more. Last year, around this time of year, I watched a documentary where some nutritionists had … Continue reading

marathon de paris.

marathon de paris.

I’ve wanted to run a marathon for longer than I can remember. I have memories of watching the London Marathon on the television as a kid and be awestruck with the dedication that the thousands of runners have put in to be there on that one day to complete that one race. I think it’s … Continue reading

christmas pudding (chocolate cake).

christmas pudding (chocolate cake).

I really love to craft, what I call, elabourate cakes. These are cakes that hopefully you look at and think, or say out aloud, ‘WOW’. My last real big cake was a little while ago now, back in Summer for the Olympics, team gb giant olympic cupcake baked with my good friend Kirsty. But Christmas … Continue reading

yet to be named italian stuffed bread.

yet to be named italian stuffed bread.

I’ve been baking a lot of bread recently, it’s not the strongest skill in my baking repertoire, but then again you have to practice to get better so that’s exactly what I’ve been doing. My housemates recently bought one of those part-baked garlicy stuffed bread and before it went into the oven we were admiring … Continue reading

gingerbread christmas decorations.

gingerbread christmas decorations.

Firstly let me apologise for my lack of posts these past few weeks. I have a three pronged reasoning for this: work got really busy over half term, I then got a stomach bug and lost my appetite for over a week and baking was the last thing in the world I felt like doing … Continue reading

lemon drizzle cupcakes.

lemon drizzle cupcakes.

Another birthday bake from me for a colleague at work. Over the long summer days I kept on meaning to bake a lemon drizzle cake, and unfortunately time got the better of me and I disappointed, but not wanting to disappoint I baked these. They all went down a storm; but especially the meringue ones! … Continue reading

pumpkin cake pops.

pumpkin cake pops.

HELP ME! I’m obsessed and addicted. …okay that may be a slight exaggeration, but I truly forgot how awesome the combination of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves is and I can’t stop making things with it in! I’m not the first person to make these cake pops, and I’m sure I won’t be the last, but … Continue reading

pumpkin spice crème brûlée.

pumpkin spice crème brûlée.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; cinnamon is in my opinion the friendliest warmest spice known to man. It’s just so comforting. This recipe just kind of came to me as a matter of serendipity. Last year I bought myself two kilner jars – the idea was to infuse my own sugar. … Continue reading

fitness; it stays with you.

fitness; it stays with you.

So needless to say, based on the fact this is my first post about fitness since launching this blog, and well this blog is going to be more of a splurge of thoughts put down into words for this page, so don’t read too much into it (but feel free to read ahead!), it’s more … Continue reading

homecoming tart.

homecoming tart.

After a busy period at work and going home for my sister’s wedding, I’m back with a post for you! I’ve got several on the go at the moment, but this one is going to be the easiest and quickest, as tart’s go it’s a relatively simple “assembly” job – it’s my homecoming tart for … Continue reading