So simple Apple and Blackberry Pie.


So simple Apple and Blackberry Pie.

The recent autumnal climate here in the Uk inspired me to make a warm golden pie filled with sweet apple and tart blackberries.  Busy potty training my two-year old I wanted an easy, fuss free recipe, so I decided to opt for ready to roll pastry bought from the supermarket.  To ensure my pastry was as delicious as home-made I treated myself to a new Lakeland perfobake 23cm perforated round pie tin.  I would recommend this pie tin as the perforated design ensures the pastry cooks evenly and perfectly crisp so you don’t  have to worry about soggy bottoms. Continue reading

Walk in the footsteps of Jane Austen this summer


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The summit of Box Hill – one of the spots Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’ might have walked and picnicked amongst the Box trees.

”It was a delightful visit;-perfect, in being much too short.”  Jane Austen Emma

Mercure Box Hill Buford Bridge Hotel, Surrey launches an exclusive ‘Jane Austen experience’ – a limited afternoon tea and walking map inspired by the bicentenary of the writers passing on the 18th July.  Having always been a Jane Austen fan I was very keen to trace the steps of the literary heroine, 200 year’s after her death. Continue reading

Sweet Potato, Chorizo and Halloumi Bake.


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Sweet Potato, Chorizo and Halloumi Bake.

My Sweet Potato, Chorizo and Halloumi bake conjures up memories of sunny holidays.  You may even get flashes of Spain while you eat especially if you wash everything down with a nice Rioja.   Continue reading