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Monthly Archives: June 2017

White Chocolate Raspberry Cake Recipe

This white chocolate raspberry cake recipe was a smash-hit at the church summer garden party fund-raiser last weekend. Before I knew it, it was all sold. I’ve never had so many people sidle up to me and ask me for a recipe before! OK I admit it – it made me feel good. White chocolate and…

Yorkshire Tea Brack – Gluten Free Tea Bread!

Give me a generous slice of tea brack served with lashings of proper Yorkshire tea in a china cup (of course!) and I’m dangerously close to heaven! The dense, moist tea brack bursting with flavour and plump, juicy dried fruits is deeply satisfying. It’s a tasty tea-time treat I was brought up on and I…

DIY

Paint a Radiator – DIY Radiator MakeOver

I had to learn how to paint a radiator after moving house recently. The previous home owners had slapped on the most eye-wateringly awful brick-red radiator paint. It’s been like living with a dried blood eyesore slap bang in the middle of our living room ever since. The crappy paint job doesn’t help much…

6 Ideas for Kids Easter Crafts – Fun DIY Crafts

I love kids Easter crafts with my son. I’m dreading the day when he decides he’s too old for such things anymore! I’m probably on borrowed time now that he’s a teenager but at least I’ll always have great memories of the fun, laughs (and some disasters) we’ve…

How to Decorate an Easter Egg

I learned how to decorate an Easter egg from my Granny, sitting at her kitchen table one rainy afternoon. I was just a little girl at the time and I loved learning this old-fashioned craft with her. The jug of homemade lemonade and slab of Victoria sponge made it even better! It’s a tradition I’ve…

Unique Easter Egg Crafts To Try

Do you love experimenting with new Easter egg crafts? Our latest favourite is to make cute little nests to hang up and fill with mini eggs or decorated eggs. We made these cute little nests for the first time this year. My son gave one to his Year 6 teacher as a thank you gift – we gave it a…

Easter Cookie Recipe (Koulourakia)

My son’s favourite Easter cookie recipe is for traditional Greek ‘Koulourakia’ (lemon cookies). He’s always loved joining me in the kitchen to help make (and eat) these cookies. This recipe was shared with me years ago by a fantastic Greek Cypriot colleague whose tireless mum used to bake these delicious rich butter cookies for…

How to Make Kids Easter Baskets

Homemade kids Easter baskets are perfect for filling up with mini chocolate eggs or homemade cookies ready to gift to loved ones! These cute and colourful baskets are so pretty – and they are a real winner because they are an absolute breeze to make. With a little helping hand, they are a great craft project for the kids too…