Festive Goodies

I haven't baked in a while, I have been having withdrawal symptoms to be honest.  But is there any better excuse to bake than Christmas? My parents spent the festive period with us and they do like a sweet treat to have with their endless cups of tea. I decided to try Gingerbread, I’ve never …

Merry Christmas!

Joyeaux Noel! Feliz Navidad! Frohe Weihnachten!Feliz Natal! I hope everyone has had a lovely Christmas filled with presents, food and family!

Purple Purdies

All hail the Purple Purdie!! Sitting there in its mighty purpleness… I should probably explain that an Irish term for the good old potato is ‘Purdie’.  But these aren't any old purdies, no, they are Albert Bartlett Purple Majesty Potatoes. We spotted these little beauties a few weeks ago while doing our weekly shop.  My …

Stamp it out

I was out doing some Christmas shopping this afternoon and whilst in Paperchase I saw this really cute set of Typewriter letter stampers.  I just had to have them! Not sure what I am going to do with them however… might take me a while to stamp everyone’s Christmas Cards!

Puff Pastry Delights

I had such great plans for this weekend, starting firstly with getting the Christmas shopping kicked off! I had to work Saturday morning, which went on longer than planned, then the weather (which was sunny and windy) took a turn to wet and very windy.  The appeal of trudging around busy, festively decorated shops waned …

Autumn Days

Today was yet another lovely autumnal day in Edinburgh, though not as chilly as you would expect for November. Since for the first time in a few weeks I haven't been ill or working I decided that we needed to get out an enjoy this beautiful day! We moved last year to beside the botanic …