What Makes Your Mum Amazing?

Mother’s Day Gift Basket Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we have prepared a special Facebook competition for you to enter! The prize includes: A lovely range of  handmade sweet and savoury goodies, choccies and yummy treats, some tea, a pretty mug, a small scented candle and a Mother’s Day Card to the…

Spring News and Mother’s Day Workshop

Spring is on the way and we can wave goodbye to Storm Doris! I hope she didn’t cause you too much havoc! So good to see some blue skies! I treated myself to a flower workshop run by a friend and made myself a twiggy heart which is now hanging outside my house!   The last…

In search of comfort

January has gone! Hello February. I am still in hibernation mode really, but I have noticed the days are getting a little longer. They seem quite slow don’t you think? And it is a cold, grey winter which is why I am seeking comfort. The sleepy bear that is me was starting to look too squidgy…

Cooking is like love.

It should be entered into with abandon or not at all – Julia Child.   Today I am sharing my journey through the last 9 months….enjoy the visual feast! May 2016 June 2016 July 2016 August 2016 September 2016 October 2016 November 2016 December 2016 January 2017 When I’m working away in my kitchen (invariably whilst…

Lentil soup

Lentil soup is easy, comforting, healthy and hearty! This is my go-to soup when I have over indulged, just right for this time of year, and easy, oh so easy to make. It is perfect for a weekday lunch or a healthy snack after a frosty walk and is just the ticket for feeding vegan or vegetarian…

Blinis – Week 26

It is a funny time of year for me. I get lost somewhere between Christmas Eve and January 3rd. Food becomes central yes, but in a picky muddled up kind of way, leftovers are prolific, days and mealtimes become mixed up with each other. I don’t know if I posted a bread recipe for you…

New Children’s Workshops Schedule 2017

The following workshops are currently scheduled. Book your place by Email now. Discounts are available for block bookings. All classes must be paid for no less than one week in advance.  Please see terms-of-service-1 for additional information 14th JANUARY 2017 – Saturday Morning Cookery Club Everything Spice, Everything Nice  We will create some wonderful cookies and cakes and fill…

My first ‘unhappy’ customer

Just before Christmas I encountered an unhappy situation with a customer which got me thinking about what to do in the event of an unhappy customer. When running any business the art of communication is vital. You really need to get this right. So just as cake decorating, cooking or baking is a skill so…

Suzie’s Christmas Crafting

This year I decided most of my gifts would be handmade items. As well as my cookery and baking I love making things for people. It gives me an extra warm fuzzy feeling and feeds my need to buy fluffy, bright and colourful yarns and materials. I fill the dark days of winter with things…

Beautiful Fancy Bread – Week 25

Ever since I first mastered the art of baking bread I was smitten. From the humble Chelsea Bun to Cinnamon Fans, Challah and beautiful Chocolate Babkas my nimble fingers have shaped the different doughs. Last week for my bread challenge I made some Welsh Cakes which turned out beautifully buttery but I have to admit…

Christmas Cookery Classes

School is out for the holidays and so my busy time begins. I am over the moon at being fully booked for my children’s cookery classes! How exciting! My goal for 2017 is to get some grown ups on board. Perhaps a parent and child session? Or a bread making course? What would you like…