Lavender Rose Bath Salts

I've suffered with a bad back for years. I have a weakness in the muscles around my spine, meaning that if I stand, sit or lay in one position for too long, or do anything physical such as gardening or sports, the muscles can spasm, leaving me in a lot of pain for days. I … Continue reading Lavender Rose Bath Salts

Raspberry and White Chocolate Muffins

Raspberries and white chocolate make for a delicious match, we all know that. Whether in cakes, biscuits, traybakes or indeed, muffins, it's a classic flavour combination we all love. The days are getting longer now, here in the UK we've even had a few days of sunshine, which really lifts the mood. So I'm being … Continue reading Raspberry and White Chocolate Muffins

Orange Shortbread Biscuits

I've made these shortbread biscuits every Christmas for about about 8 years, and every year people comment on how nice they are. I take a batch into work instead of Christmas cards, and package the rest up in cellophane to use as stocking fillers for friends and family. My sister-in-law actually requests them as part … Continue reading Orange Shortbread Biscuits

How To – Homemade Hampers

I've made many hampers in my time, both professionally and personally; from fruit and veg hampers to huge Cadbury chocolate hampers and girl's night in hampers. I love them, they look exciting, are completely personal and they don't have to cost the earth. If you're making more than one hamper, look out for multi-buy offers … Continue reading How To – Homemade Hampers

Infusing Alcohol

Infusing alcohol is really simple to do and makes a lovely homemade gift. I've infused gin and rum to give away as Christmas presents this year, but pretty much any alcohol or oil can be infused this way. Infused alcohols make lovely hamper items, and over the next few weeks, in the run up to … Continue reading Infusing Alcohol

Easy Lime Curd

This simple recipe makes a yummy, tangy, sweet curd that is great in cakes, biscuits and pastries. There's no need for a thermometer or any special equipment or ingredients and unlike jam making, the mixture shouldn't boil, so there's no molten sugar spitting at you. It also makes a lovely homemade gift. Pour into a … Continue reading Easy Lime Curd

No Cream Chocolate Truffles

Does anyone remember a TV program that was on in the mid 00's called Cook Yourself Thin? It created healthier versions of favourite dishes for people who were trying to loose weight. I really enjoyed it, and this recipe is from it. It's not 'healthy' as such, but it doesn't include any cream or sugars, … Continue reading No Cream Chocolate Truffles