Tagged: autumn

Autumn Apple Cake

Autumn Apple Cake This lovely lightly spiced cake was made with abundant windfall apples in my good friends garden, from a tree that I’ve baked many a yummy apple cake and dessert over the years. It’s based on a Scandinavian recipe, heady with cardamom and...

Bruges

Bruges in the Rain

Bruges in the Rain, Belgium. Board the Eurostar at St Pancras, London and in less than four hours you can be wandering the picture-perfect streets of Bruges. It’s a simple platform change at Brussels: a smooth, roomy Belgian train will transport you for the last hour across the...

Kew Gardens in Autumn

Kew Gardens in Autumn

Kew Gardens in Autumn The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew are a blissful, verdant escape from hectic London. The majestic trees and stunning Victorian hot houses are a heavenly experience as the year turns to vibrant Autumn. The gardens are a celebration of plant life and...

24 hours in Vilnius, Lithuania

After a lovely couple of days exploring Warsaw we had a fiendishly early start to make our way to the capital of Lithuania, Vilnius. It also saw the unravelling of my plan to get all the way from the UK to Ho Chi Minh City...

Cinder Toffee Cupcakes

How angelic do these buns look! I haven’t baked cupcakes for ages and I had a real hankering to make some over the last few days. We are in our final week of a four-week house sit in rural Lancashire, counting down to our winter...

I left a bit of my heart in Grenoble

Living our vagabond life takes us to some amazing places. I found myself housesitting in Grenoble, France, looking after a wonderful old cat named Wallace whilst his owners took a three week trip to Vietnam. What a marvellous treat to spend a few weeks immersed...

Apple Crumble and Custard Muffins

My friend Emma sent me a challenge for an apple and custard muffin, as a custard lover this grabbed my interest immediately. I gave it some thought, I’ve made apple muffins in the past so I just needed to give them a heart of custard,...

Hokey Pokey

Hokey Pokey, that is what I love to call this honeycomb candy. It’s a witchy, Halloween kind of name that honours the season. I guess it comes from the fact that it appears to be made up of poked out holes! It is perfect for...

Apple Upside-down Pudding Cake

Check this baby out for a wonderful autumnal pud! This is one of my favourite desserts, light sponge topped with soft apple in a buttery cinnamon syrup, served warm with lashings of cream or custard. It’s easy to make too. There are three young apple...