I Could Get Used To Champagne Afternoon Tea!

A few weeks back all my daughters were home in Cardiff for the same weekend and so we'd planned a double birthday celebration girls'day out.We started off with a few cocktail teapots in Revolucion de Cuba and then mosied on over to The Park Plaza feeling just the nice side of squiffy. We were booked in for their Champagne Afternoon Tea and I'm really glad

Microwave Fudge – A Revelation!

I was soooooo excited to discover this recipe for Microwave Fudge! I have the sweetest tooth imaginable. In fact on a scale of 1 to 10, I'd be up there in the 10s! The kids (who aren't really children as such any more) all love fudge too and as a family we've made it often over the years.Anyway this microwave version cooks miles faster and

Perfect Chocolate Brownies Recipe

I've had a go at making chocolate brownies many times over the years but the perfect chocolate brownies recipe has always eluded me. Last week though I came across a recipe which is absolutey brilliant and gives you the perfect brownies in less than 40 minutes! Just 15 minutes to prepare and 25 mins to cook! Chocolate Brownies 75g plain chocolate (I used Bournville but it doesn't

Afternoon Tea at The Park Plaza Cardiff

I've just come back in the house after a simply scrummy Afternoon Tea at The Park Plaza Cardiff! Such a civilised affair, oh so delicious and as Miranda's friend would say 'Such Fun!'. Mr. C was a bit outnumbered as the Laguna Kitchen & Bar  seemed to be 'The Place' to go for girly gatherings and there were numerous tables where the glittery pink cupcakes

Tesco Bakery Triple Chocolate Cookies

Loving the new cookies coming out of the Tesco Bakery. The flavours include White Chocolate & Cranberry, Triple Chocolate, Dark Chocolate Chunk (YUMMY!!), Milk Chocolate, Oat & Raisin  and Fruit, Nut & Chocolate! At £1.50 for a pack of 4 you can't go wrong. You pay more than that for one cookie in Starbucks!Going up to Tesco for some bits and bobs later - reckon I

Olive Branch Olive Oil

Turns out there's olive oil and then there's OLIVE OIL - and Olive Branch do the latter version. Although I've been using olive oil for years, I don't think I realised until recently how delicious a really good olive oil can be.Olive Branch's olive oil comes straight from the olive groves of Crete and as the people of Crete have one of the highest life

Birthday Biscuits

Cupcakes & macaroons are soooo last year!  Birthday Biscuits - that's the way forward. It's Maddie's 21st this weekend and I was flicking through some recipe books looking for the most chocolatey, chocolate cake recipe I could find, when it struck me that I could make a load of fancy Chocolate Chip Cookies instead - way easier, a lot quicker & much more transportable for

Sausages and Green Lentils

Am planning on having Sausages & Green Lentils for dinner tonight. Who knows if it'll turn out as yummy-looking as the pic but hey ho I can only try! Here's the Recipe.Ingredients: 1 tbsp oil 8 sausages 1 large onion 2 garlic cloves 2 tbsp plain flour 900ml chicken stock 3 tbsp brown sugar 2 tbsp tomato puree 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 200g green lentils 2 bay leaves Salt and pepper Serve with some nice fresh crusty bread.Method: 1. Heat