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Baking

Chocolate Orange Jaffa Cake

I posted a picture of this cake on my Instagram Stories last night and had lots of requests for the recipe.  I'm not a Recipe Writer but like anyone who bakes a lot, will pick and mix variations of different recipes to come up with one which will suit what I'm looking for! The benefit… Continue reading Chocolate Orange Jaffa Cake

Country Life, Garden

Springtime Blossom & Cherry Trees!

Is there any more pretty a sight at this time of year than seeing the beautiful blossom of the ornamental cherry tree?  One minute everywhere is dull and grey with skeletal trees wherever you look and then overnight there is this burst of colour! We planted the majority of trees in our garden back in… Continue reading Springtime Blossom & Cherry Trees!

Garden, Gardening

The Tools of a Hobby Gardener!

The new gardening season has arrived and while I'm slowly working my way through my 'To Do' list, I know that one good week will get me up to date! As with any job, in order to do it effectively, it's important that we have the right tools and with gardening it is no different.… Continue reading The Tools of a Hobby Gardener!

Baking, Garden Produce

Spiced Rhubarb Cake

Rhubarb season has arrived and I for one am very happy!  I wasn't always a fan of it I have to admit, and while many people raved about Rhubarb Crumble, I used to prefer the Apple version. When we started our vegetable garden, many years ago, I knew that despite my reservations, no 'Veg Patch'… Continue reading Spiced Rhubarb Cake

Baking

Lemon Drizzle…My ‘Go To’ Cake

It's happened to us all... you get that call to say visitors are on their way and you have nothing in the house to give them with a cuppa!!! If you need a cake in a hurry, then this is the one to get you out of a pickle 🙂 Lemon Drizzle is one of… Continue reading Lemon Drizzle…My ‘Go To’ Cake