Sicilian Cassata

Sicilian Cassata

The Arabs brought this dessert to Sicily and the name “cassata” is said to come from the Arabic meaning bowl. The dessert was adapted in the sixteenth century by nuns, who were fabulous pastry cooks, from the many convents on the island. I visited Sicily a couple of years ago with my sister Estella onRead more

Anzac Biscuits

Anzac Biscuits

My homage to the Commonwealth Games comes in the form of these delicious Anzac Biscuits. With this years games being held on Australia’s Gold Coast I wanted to create something that would highlight this. I may not be a sporty gal myself but I do enjoy watching all those talented sportsmen and women do whatRead more

Lorna Ruby, Exeter

Lorna Ruby – Exeter

One of my favourite boutiques in Exeter is Lorna Ruby. Nestled in behind House of Fraser on Catherine Street and a stones throw from the cities beautiful cathedral. It has a perfect central location. From the moment the shop opened its doors almost 5 years ago I have been a regular visitor. Admiring the beautifulRead more

Sanchos, Exeter

A visit to local independents is more than shopping and parting with your hard-earned cash. It’s the experience. From the gentle welcome to the in-depth knowledge of the staff selling their wares. Sanchos on Fore Street, Exeter is no different. I popped in one Wednesday morning for a mooch with my chum Angel to seeRead more

Warrens Brunch

Fabulous February

The Pig at Combe is one of my favourite foodie destinations. I love the ethos of the menu. The ‘freshly picked this morning’ section utilising their kitchen garden and the 25-mile radius limit on sourcing other produce makes me very happy. Keeping things local means that the local community thrives and money stays in theRead more