LIFE: Heat + Sweet

Hello my lovelies! It is still hot. Too hot for cool weather creatures like me. I’ve been busy making preserves which is probably not helping the heat. I’ve been going mad with caramels. And I caught up with some friends I don’t get to see very often. Sugar featured strongly this week.

Continue reading


LIFE: Bittersweet

Hello my lovelies! It’s been a bittersweet week. I’m settling back into working with lots of ideas bubbling around. I’m making proper plans for the year ahead. I’m slowly regaining my fitness and trialling a standing desk. And sadly we lost my Nannie to pneumonia. A sweet and generous lady who will be missed dearly.

Continue reading

LIFE: What a Year

Hello my lovelies! Happy New Year. I hope you are filled with dreams and promise and ready to tackle a fresh 365. If someone told me five years ago that I would be where I am now it would have seemed ridiculous. If someone had told me we would have a single year in which so much would happen in the world in such a strange fashion it would have seems impossible. In 2018 y’all loved to make yourself some tacos and two preserves cracked the top five posts. Bless your hearts! Christmas flew by. I’m planning what to do with myself this year. And I’m elbows deep in preserving season. One of my favourite times of year.

Continue reading

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas my lovelies! I hope you’re having a day filled with things and people that you love. I’ll be back next week with a round-up of my Christmas adventures and new recipes and stories for 2018.┬áRemember that it’s ok to take some time out to stay sane today. Christmas can be stressful especially if you have big personalities in your family. Right now is good. Go for a walk outside. Make a cup of tea. Call a friend who understands.

Eat something delicious. Get some fresh air. Make big plans for next year. Look after each other. And most importantly look after yourself.


LIFE: Jolly AF

Hello my lovelies! Two weeks to go. The last week has been a blur of small jobs and preparations. All the Christmas odd-jobs. It’s been mega hot. Sleeping has been a challenge. I had a lovely end of year dinner with the GBB HQ crew. And we taught our last bread class for the year.

Continue reading

LIFE: Deck Dem Halls

Hello my lovelies! My Christmas tree is up. My menus are planned. My germs are gone. My knee is back in ship shape. My cakes are nearly ready to be iced. The next few weeks are going to be ace. For some reason I’ve decided to try and get back on track with my eating and exercise. At this time of year.

Continue reading