Lemon berry blondie bars

Squidgy, sweet, tart & studded with delicious berries, these lemon-scented blondie bars are a quick & easy tea-time treat the whole family will enjoy.

Almost a year ago we loaned Kipper’s old car seat and stroller to some friends who were expecting their first baby. When I ran into the Mum and not-so-little Baby at the shops last month, I realised we were VERY overdue for a catch-up, and we invited them round for tea. …

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Super-low-carb & gluten-free ‘diabetic’ chocolate cake

low carb, gluten-free chocolate birthday cake

A few days before my father-in-law’s 94th birthday, DH set me a challenge. His Dad was recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, but, being in his nineties, he’s finding it a little hard to adapt to his new eating regime. In particular, after 93 years of eating cake, biscuits, sweets, chocolates etc., …

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Menorah waffles! Super-easy Chanukah breakfast

When I saw these Christmas Tree Waffles from Diana at Little Sunny Kitchen, I realised that I needed to up my Chanukah breakfast game considerably! Kipper loves a special breakfast, and she loves Chanukah, so I was pretty much guaranteed a warm reception if I could pull this off. However, …

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Kenwood BLM800 Blend-X Pro Blender Review – & coconut berry bars recipe

coconut berry bars

I’ve mentioned before how much I love my Kenwood Chef food mixer. It’s brilliant for cakes and meringues, mixing and kneading dough, and so on. It has an integral blender on its rear end, but unfortunately my blender jug had cracked. I asked Kenwood about a replacement and they suggested I …

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Rhubarb, ginger & raspberry jelly – an easy seasonal dessert

Rhubarb, ginger & raspberry jelly

I love rhubarb! I’m the only one in the house that does, but I really do love it. So I’ve been looking forward to the start of rhubarb season with anticipation. Early rhubarb tends to be even sharper than its more mature relations, and typically requires a hefty dose of …

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Hazelnut meringue 3-berry ice-cream sandwich

Hazelnut meringue & triple-berry ice-cream sandwich.

Summer is upon us. Time to dust down the gelatomatic 3000 and get cracking on the ice-cream making. Any excuse… A surplus of delicious summer berries inspired this fabulously fruity triple-berry ice-cream, bursting with ripe strawberries, juicy blueberries and tartly tasty raspberries. As you might imagine, Kipper was extremely keen on …

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No-bake raspberry cheesecake mousse

Raspberry cheesecake mousse.

A long time ago I had a recipe for a no-bake cheesecake which used the method I’ve used here – i.e. beating flavoured jelly into cream cheese. I made it, and it was a complete and utter disaster. Inedible. Naturally I’ve remembered that one horrendous failure in glorious technicolour, while …

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Watermelon & berry salad with basil mint sugar

Watermelon berry salad with basil-mint sugar

I made a big box of this watermelon and berry salad as the dessert for our bank holiday picnic, but in the event, we all had ice-creams from the ice-cream van instead 🙂 Fortunately, it was packed in a cool box, so was still in a fit state to eat after dinner …

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Coconut cupcakes with raspberry apple syrup

Drenched in fruity syrup and topped with raspberries, these coconut cupcakes are moist and delicious. A gluten-free treat that everyone will enjoy :-)

I think I’ve mentioned before how much I love Nadine Abensur’s book The Cranks Bible. It is full of gloriously delicious vegetarian recipes, and has never let me down. There is a recipe in there for a delicious coconut cake, which is topped with poached mango and passionfruit and drenched in …

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