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Brandied Peaches & A Plum Cake Recipe

I wanted to start today by saying a big thank you to all the lovely people that leave comments on my blog.  Your comments have given me the confidence to continue writing my blog after I gave my four allotments up…..I was absolutely convinced at the beginning of the year that no one would want to read my blog when I started to just grow vegetables in my garden. 981 more words

Recipes - Cakes And Desserts

Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

For the last five years, rhubarb has popped up in the corner of my back yard. It is a remnant plant from the previous owners. I’ll confess that I haven’t done anything with it until now. 240 more words


Special chocolate mendiants recipe

Did you know traditional French mendiants represent the colours of monastic orders in the Middle Ages?  And in Spain they’re known as bombones músicos?  More chocolate history later.  996 more words

Special Everyday Cakes And Treats

Homemade Gift Ideas for Baby: Bow Ties, Bibs & Booties!

 Anyone can go out and buy baby bibs, bow ties & booties, but making them for a friend ADDS an extra dose of LOVE to the gift.  744 more words


An Abundance of Cherries

I have a morello cherry tree in my garden which has produced a bumper crop of cherries this year. I have filled bowl after bowl of deep red cherries. 179 more words


Time to play...

Andy Warhol once said “They always say that time changes things but you actually have to change them yourselves” and that is as much true in business as it is in life. 306 more words

Pretty Simple Things

Crafternoon How-To: Pretty patterns and papercut

These cards went into my DIY Bridesmaid gifts and I was so happy with them. They’re simple to create and I think they look really chic. 274 more words