Chicago, Illinois

Sun, sea, sand and… Palm Springs! I’ve just returned from a fun-filled family girlie trip to Palm Springs. OK, so there isn’t any sea in the desert, but there was definitely a bountiful of sun, sand, silly behaviour and screwdrivers (cousin Amy’s signature cocktail)! It was the perfect break with the perfect people – mom, sissy, Aunt […]

Cornbread Topped Texan Cowboy Pie

This Cornbread Topped Texan Cowboy Pie offers a tasty twist on traditional Shepherd's Pie...

Thin Mints® Cookie Ice Cream

This no churn ice cream recipe is perfect for celebrating St. Patrick's Day, especially if you have an infinity with Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookies!

Raspberry Jello Poke Cake

Fancy a Poke? I'm not trying to get fresh with you - honestly! This week I made three, yes three, new foodie finds that have shot my tastebuds heavenward. The first two discoveries were found by pure chance during a frantic hangry shop to transform left-over pork roast and eggs (that had been festering at the back of … Continue reading Raspberry Jello Poke Cake

Persian Love Cake with Rose Cream

    Roses are Red, Violets are Blue... here is my Valentines Gift to you! I couldn't resist re-posting this deliciously romantic Persian Love Cake with Rose Cream - it's the perfect way to win your Valentines heart this February 14th! Have you visited the Arugula & Rocket Online Cook Shop lately? I have just launched a range of exciting new items, … Continue reading Persian Love Cake with Rose Cream

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Frosting

I can't help falling in love... ...with this moist, delicious Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Frosting recipe - and neither will you, I promise! Last Sunday was the late Elvis Presley's birthday and although I am no fan of the King of Rock's music, I sure am a fan of his favourite sandwich filling … Continue reading Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Frosting

White Christmas Candy Cane Milkshake

"I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas"... ...and it seems that dream is all I can do. Typically, the moment we arrive in the UK Facebook is run amok with photos of snowy white landscapes from back home in Seattle - yes, it snowed! The snow looks so Christmassy and romantic, especially compared to the cold, wet, rainy days we are enduring … Continue reading White Christmas Candy Cane Milkshake

Cool Robot Pop Moulds!

I'm so excited and I just can't hide it, I'm about to lose control and I think I like it! What am I so excited about? These 3D Robot Pop Moulds! I know, sad isn't it?!!! How can a grown woman get so excited over ice pop moulds? But I guarantee you'll fall in love with these playful … Continue reading Cool Robot Pop Moulds!

Palm Springs, California

Sun, sea, sand and... Palm Springs! I've just returned from a fun-filled family girlie trip to Palm Springs. OK, so there isn't any sea in the desert, but there was definitely a bountiful of sun, sand, silly behaviour and screwdrivers (cousin Amy's signature cocktail)! It was the perfect break with the perfect people - mom, sissy, Aunt … Continue reading Palm Springs, California

Goodbye Mama’s!!!

Today's blog pays homage to a very dear friend, a friend with whom I have just parted ways. The departure of this trusty companion will create a huge void in my, and many other Seattle-ites, hearts and stomachs alike. For on March 31st Mama's Mexican Kitchen, Seattle's oldest Mexican restaurant will close its' doors for the very last time. … Continue reading Goodbye Mama’s!!!

Claim your FREE GIFT from Arugula & Rocket!

Hurrah for February! Dry January is finally over and we are starting to get romantic in  time for Valentines Day. To share my love with you all the Arugula & Rocket Cookshop is offering a FREE GIFT with every purchase from the store! Simply scroll down to the "Special Offers and Product Promotions" section of the product … Continue reading Claim your FREE GIFT from Arugula & Rocket!