Moscow Mule


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‘Moscow Mule,’ or ‘Vodka Buck,’

I bought two beautiful copper hammered mugs as a 7th wedding anniversary gift for my husband this month.  Most cocktails require specific glassware for their drinks – the highball for Gin And Tonic, the martini glass for a Cosmopolitan, but the copper mug is a must for the Moscow Mule. Continue reading

Pina Colada Cake


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Celebrating 7 years with Pina Colada cake

When it comes to Pina Colada there are two kinds of people in the world, those who like to knock the drinks faded glamour and those who aren’t ashamed to admit to liking this tropical cocktail. Even the great mixicologist Tony Conigliaro named the Pina Colada as his guilty pleasure as if this tropical taste was something to be ashamed of.  With my husband falling into the latter category I wanted to make him a 7th wedding anniversary cake that tasted like the perfect Pina Colada drink. Continue reading

Plum and Cinnamon Muffins


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Emma’s Plum and Cinnamon Muffins

Soft and plump with a flawless bloom over their translucent skin, Victoria plums are just too delicious to resist.  Britain’s best known and undoubtedly favourite variety was first discovered in a village called Alderton in Sussex, reaching the market in 1844 under the name of Denyer’s Victoria.  The name ‘Victoria’ comes from Queen Victoria (1819 – 1901). Continue reading


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