SWEETS | Fork Biscuits

Makes 16 Ingredients Butter – 100g Caster sugar – 50g Self raising flour – 150g Essential kit You will need two baking trays.   Instructions Preheat the oven to 180°C /fan 160°C/ gas 4. Lightly butter two baking trays. Measure the butter into a bowl and beat to soften. Gradually beat in the sugar and then…

Caramelized Cranberry & Brie Pull-Apart Bread

Okay. Some of you will say that it’s not the time of year for brie and cranberry and normally I would agree but with this I feel like it tastes so good you should have it all year round. And can we just, for a second revel in the deliciousness of these caramelized cranberries? Oh…

DINNER | Spanakopita Tart

I know “Well this is a new one!” I was feeling like i needed spinach and feta but couldn’t be bothered with filo so… ta dah! Spanakopita Tart. Because I’m used to living alone and therefore cooking for uno quite a lot of the time, i always have frozen spinach (i never get through a…

Pistachio Cake with Lemon, Cardamom, and Rose Water

I’m having a cardamom and cake kick, so thought i would try this recipe. The colours and smell and taste of this is amazing! Serves 10 to 12 (or hide it and keep it to yourself) Ingredients 8 ounces (2 sticks) butter, slightly softened 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon superfine sugar 3 eggs 1 cup finely…

ART | Slynx on a Hot Tin Roof

There is a cat, local to me, who comes to visit quite a lot so I decided to start drawing her because she was over so often. Her name is actually Diosa which means goddess, but i call her slynx because, in my opinion Diosa doesn’t suit her as much as Slynx does.

Doodles | Valentines Day

Is it just me or were the selection of Valentines Day cards particularly rubbish this year? There was just nothing that wasn’t “Oh my darling boyfriend, I’m so lucky to have you in my life.” or the classic, ‘i forgot to buy a card so i bought one from the garage’ style. So, having been…

PAINTING | Evil Eye

Acrylic on canvas. Layer it on thick, that’s what i say – hide any bumps (please note i also use this rule when applying foundation). The evil eye is a curse believed to be cast by a malevolent glare, usually given to a person when they are unaware. Many cultures believe that receiving the evil…