Happy Banana Bread Day!

I’m just in time with this post to help celebrate National Banana Bread Day.! (yes seriously!!)  Tomorrow, 23rd February, in the US and all banana loving corners of the world, Mums will be out there waiting for their bowls of bananas to blacken, ready to bake the latest and most unusual versions.  I’ve been converted … Continue reading

Fab Fridays……. Carrot cake

After such an early 5am start, with snow on the ground that had melted by the time anyone sane had got out of bed, it was only right to quickly whip up a cake before school and work started, to finish off the week in the way that I had started it.  After all, 2 … Continue reading

perfect pumpkin bread…….

Ok time to play catch up.  Sorry for the silence over the last two months but life has been swim crazy and those posts have stayed firmly in my head rather than safely ‘wordpressed’ on my laptop.  Time to make amends, especially as now the wifi seems stable, D the nocturnal geek has upgraded the … Continue reading

Do not Crumble! 5 other things to do with Gooseberries…..

I have to admit, I was a little over enthusiastic about the picking gooseberries at the weekend, and had overlooked the fact, that on my return to Brussels, I would have to spend hours and hours, boiling, pickling and jarring it all up.  All this at a time when I should have been cheering on … Continue reading

Yummy scrummy carrot cake

Next it was the turn of the humble carrot to be transformed into a lunch box special, and with such a fabulous recipe name I couldn’t resist giving this one a go. It was a huge hit with Thila, too much like Christmas cake for Inigo, and scoffed in the office. It’s a recipe that … Continue reading

Day 327 – let’s eat cake!

Wednesday 23rd November 2011. Yesterday in the office……. so nice that Bernadette cooks Italian, as well as learns to speak it on Monday nights! …. ….. Torta di ricotta e cioccolato …. Ingredients 4 eggs 500g ricotta 100 g chocolate pearls 4 tablespoons of flour 150g sugar Zest of 1 lime Directions Beat  the egg … Continue reading

Day 237 – the Party cake and a special Present…..

It was Hubbie’s birthday today and as he was travelling all week and back late tonight, we wanted to do something a little special as a surprise for him.  The kids voted of course, to bake a cake.  But not any old cake, it had to be Jamie Olivers Party Cake (from ‘The Return of … Continue reading

Day 209 – Gateau breton

I have been struggling this holiday to get motivated in the kitchen.  Actually to get motivated at all, at times.  I have even once or twice taken over the male domain of the BBQ (shock horror!) after realising in the first week, that sans Hubbie means you have to DIY! So it was lovely to … Continue reading