Spiced Apple Cider Cake

Spiced Apple Cider Cake

Coming from the west country I have tried more than my fair share of ciders I can tell you but never have I tried a South African cider. SXOLLIE (pronounced Skolly) walked away from the International Cider Challenge recently with the title “Supreme Champion.” The Cider that won this prestigious award was SXOLLIE Cripps PinkRead more

Beetroot Dip with Mint

Beetroot Dip with Mint

I had a conversation with a friend the other day about beetroot. I know that doesn’t sound like a particularly interesting subject for two friends to chat about but it was whilst tucking into a delicious roasted beetroot, goats cheese and hazelnut salad mind you! We both decided that beetroot was a highly underrated vegetableRead more

Blood Orange Bundt Cake

Blood Orange Bundt Cake

Blood orange season is just about my favourite foodie season. Just after the festivities of Christmas and New Year there is definitely a mood slump and these little spheres of citrusy heaven just lift my spirits no end. The zing of the juice to kick start my taste buds and the allure of the varyingRead more

My November

Affogato

This dessert is simplicity itself and a match made in heaven. Cold high-quality vanilla ice cream “drowned” in hot espresso coffee. What’s not to enjoy? Even my non-coffee loving friends love this dessert. You may be surprised at this but the sweet creaminess of the ice cream adds a different dimension to the coffee andRead more