Tags: Alfresco

Blackberry and Raspberry Rum Smash

Raspberry cocktails might be considered a girly cocktail. And, yes, it is. But, for you men I’ve added some butch blackberries. It’s sweetened only with the fruit itself and a little maple syrup. Along with a handful of mint it is a healthier version of a rum smash. Strain out the seeds if you want…

Watermelon water with ginger and lime

It’s time to rehydrate. I need it. My liver has been through an endurance test through the festivities and my skin has been lightly smoked by our living room fire for weeks now. This watermelon water with ginger and lime is perfectly refreshing. I’m slightly obsessed by it! No small feat for someone who only…

Bonfire Brownies

These deeply chocolatey bonfire brownies are delicious wrapped in a sweet, soft coat of toasted marshmallow. You even get some fireworks in your mouth with a topping of popping candy. They are a perfect Autumn dessert. Rather simply toasting marshmallows (nice, but yawn) by the inescapable bonfire this season, it’s all got rather exciting.

Cobb Salad Pizza

Every now and then, it absolutely has to be a homemade pizza. When I’m craving a delicious pizza it also means I’m craving sociable meal time. Social, because we all sit around the table rolling out our own bases and loading our individual pizzas with a whole range of delicious toppings. But a Cobb Salad…

Sticky Toffee Ice-cream Blocks (on sticks!)

These Sticky Toffee Ice Cream Blocks are an incredible flavour made with soft dates, sticky toffee pudding, toffee fudge sauce and salted almonds AND they are on individual sticks. Eeeeee! They are a favourite of Matthew but it really is a crowd pleasing dessert! These really do taste of Sticky Toffee Pudding but they are…

Raspberry and Blackberry Frozen Yogurt Daiquiri

Cocktails are one of life pleasures. Ones with herbary and sugar round the rim, classic ones in Martini glasses, ones that sparkle with bursting Champagne bubbles, but mainly, for me, cold, fruity sweet ones like my Raspberry and Blackberry Frozen Yogurt Daiqiri. This one is a delicious berry, thick and creamy, cold one, perfect for…

Frozen Honey Yogurt with Lemon curd puddles topped with Lemon snow

It’s this time of year in England when you may be warmed in springlike sunshine, or equally it could snow. Either is possible in the space of a week. My frozen honey yogurt dessert represents the weather in March. Honey sweetened yogurt looks towards the summer, sharp lemon snow suggests winter still lingers.

James’s EGG omelette

When James comes home I’ve been known to beg for one of his omelettes. Now in Normandy together, I have a hankering for the scrumptious egg dish for ‘brinner’. You know, the meal between brunch and dinner (thank you, it’s all my own work). We head off to the market of Honfleur to get the…

Kirsch cherry and amaretti stracciatella gelato

It’s never the wrong time of year to enjoy gelato. Just a glimmer of that warming Autumn sun is enough for me to churn up a refreshing treat. I’m forever thinking up new ingredients to add together and have indulged the family with a few bizarre requests (which they have choffed down with glee –…

lemon curd cheesecake with lavender and white chocolate

This is possibly my favourite dessert creation yet. Definitely up there in my top 5. The smooth sweet creaminess of the topping with the tanginess of the lemon curd. Then you have the bite of the white chocolate on the crumbly buttery biscuit base and that elegant hint of lavender…