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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!

Baking, Garden Produce

Rhubarb Crumble {Family Favourite}

I did a poll yesterday on my Instagram Stories just to see which was the more popular - Rhubarb Crumble or Tart.  I could not believe this but it was a resounding win for the Crumble with 79%!!! I'm going to be honest here and admit that when it comes to rhubarb, I wasn't always… Continue reading Rhubarb Crumble {Family Favourite}

Baking, Family Food

Sun-Dried Tomato & Pesto Soda Bread

I was asked recently by my Insta friend, @winni_1978 if I had ever made this bread.  While I have been making soda bread for years (see my recipe here) at that point in time, I hadn't made it using these ingredients.  Always liking to challenge myself, I set to finding a recipe for it and… Continue reading Sun-Dried Tomato & Pesto Soda Bread

Garden

Roses – The Prettiest of Flowers!

Is there any more perfect a symbol of summertime in your garden than the heavily scented and sumptuous blooms of roses?  While they exhibit an old fashioned charm, they are suited to even the most contemporary of gardens and are the centre of attention in so many flower arrangements.  In fact, I would go so… Continue reading Roses – The Prettiest of Flowers!