Pear and Cardamom Cake

Pear and Cardamom Cake

For me, this winter is going to be a time to cultivate a deeper appreciation of the small things, especially home comforts and the occasional treat. During the recent lockdown, and really since the first lockdown in March, we have made it a tradition to go for a walk on a Saturday to our local [...]

Blackberry & Lavender Madeleines

Blackberry & Lavender Madeleines

Today is the last day of my Instagram virtual holiday with a French theme, and is there anything more quintessentially French than the madeleine? These tiny, shell-shaped cakes with their plump little bellies are the perfect accompaniment to a cup of coffee or tea. The inspiration for this recipe was the combination of blackberry and [...]

Courgette & Ginger Cake

Courgette & Ginger Cake

The courgette glut has been coming thick and fast for the past few weeks and we've been harvesting more than we really know what to do with from our four courgette plants. They've been huge too - more like marrows. Courgettes are one of our allotment staples as they don't require too much intervention to [...]