marbled chocolate caramel tart

Marbled Chocolate & Caramel Tart

Sometimes, we need to spoil ourselves with a really tasty treat and this marbled chocolate caramel tart certainly hits the spot! It’s super indulgent and looks really special yet it’s incredibly easy to make so be good to yourself by making this amazing tart and your family will love you for it! 


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Out On The Allotment Today

Well, we’ve been having some lovely weather here over the past couple of weeks, you can really feel the sun getting warmer! So, this morning it seemed just the right time to start preparing the allotments ready for planting in a few weeks!

I love this time of year when it’s time to start planning what we are going to grow and getting the seeds ordered. We have 2 allotment plots, luckily both very close to each other, in fact only divided by the hedge!

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Cheese and Potato Scones

I love mashed potatoes and invariably make too much every time we have them, but then there are some great things you can make with leftovers and mash is very versatile!

My favourites are these deliciously savoury scones, which are a real hit at supper time – I like to have them warm with a bowl of steaming hot soup.

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Supermarket Savers vs Big Brands

To be totally honest, I have always looked at supermarket ‘Saver’ labels with a lot of suspicion. How can they make food of the the same quality as the far more expensive labels for sometimes only a fraction of the price? There must be a huge difference in the quality surely – it can’t just be that the difference boils down to simply profit margins, can it?

Watching the new BBC1 series ‘Eat Well For Less’ really made me think and so, putting all prejudices aside, I went along to my nearest large supermarket (which happens to be Morrison’s) and picked up a few items for a taste test.

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peggy porschen book

Last Chance to Enter the Competition!

Today is the last chance to enter our competition to win this lovely Peggy Porschen Cupcakes Recipe book!

More information about the book can be found HERE

No too many entries so far so the odds are really good!! Go to our Facebook page (link will open in a new window) and just leave a comment in the Competition post, pinned at the top of the news feed – simple!!




New Sewing Project – McCall’s Dressmaking Pattern M6163

You know how it is when you find the perfect dress, it fits well, you love the fabric and the design. My favourite dress at the moment came from Joules – it was a bit of a treat when I bought it because it cost over £80!

So, as I love it so much I have looked around for a similar pattern to make a similar version of my dress myself. 

The nearest in style I could get was this McCall’s pattern. It’s not exactly the same but that is not essential. What I really like about this pattern is it has the same cross-over front and should fit well at the waist. 


I am going to have a go at version A with the 3/4 length sleeves – all I need to do now is find the fabric!


I am lucky enough to have a fantastic fabric shop right on my doorstep but unfortunately they do not sell any form of jersey or stretch dress fabrics that this style needs so I am going to have to hit the internet and get samples or just plunge in and buy something without seeing it.

Hopefully, I’ll find something I like soon as I am really looking forward to getting started on this one!