Spiced Apple & Date Oatmeal

Keeping up with the Kardashians... ...is surprisingly hard to do. Having spent much of the past few months on long haul flights jetting across the Atlantic, squeezing in as many lunch, coffee and dinner dates as my waistband would allow, I totally understand how it may appear that I live a glamorous Kardashian-esque lifestyle. But with the side-effects of jet lag, … Continue reading Spiced Apple & Date Oatmeal

Blueberry Pie with Coconut Crust

Nothing's more American than apple pie… ...at least that's what they (and my husband) say. In fact, the first recorded recipe for apple pie was written way back in 1381 back home in England - sorry husband, you are WRONG and I am oh so right (for once)! To me there is nothing more American than Blueberry Pie. I … Continue reading Blueberry Pie with Coconut Crust

Spicy Pumpkin Crock Pot Curry

Have you ever seen anyone walk face first into a closed glass patio door? Well my relatives have (yup!) and the utter look of shock on said victims face (me!), is probably as close as I can get to explaining the way we felt as we stepped off the flight back in Seattle. Having enjoyed a week of sheer sunny bliss in Puerto Vallarta, … Continue reading Spicy Pumpkin Crock Pot Curry

Dahlia Bakery Triple Coconut Cream Pie

Tom Douglas... ...if you live outside of Seattle then I may forgive you for not knowing his name, but owning eighteen of the hottest eateries in the city (as well as the Hot Stove Society cooking school) he is the man when it comes to serving seriously good food in Seattle. In fact, he is Sweetness in Seattle itself - I wish I … Continue reading Dahlia Bakery Triple Coconut Cream Pie

Coconut Chicken Tacos with Mango Slaw

Why is it that the sun instantly makes you feel happier and more (dare I say) 'passionate' about even the most mundane tasks? This is a question I found myself asking as I threw open the windows and dove into a mountain of ironing that even the most experienced sherpa would shy away from. With the … Continue reading Coconut Chicken Tacos with Mango Slaw

Iced VoVo Cake

Happy Mothers Day! Tomorrow is Mother's Day in the USA and what better way to treat mom than with a slice of this irresistible Iced VoVo Cake with Pink Guava Jam?!!! Having just returned from a trip to Sydney, I was excited to get my first taste of a VoVo - and now I'm a VoVo addict, they are my new … Continue reading Iced VoVo Cake

Strawberry & Coconut Ice Pops

Today I awoke to crystal blue skies and the weatherman's promise of temperatures in the high 70's - finally summer is on it's way! So not only am I revelling in new shoe heaven (I indulged in TWO new pairs yesterday), and ecstatic to finally indulge in some sun worship, but my delight is triple-heightened (yes, there's more!), … Continue reading Strawberry & Coconut Ice Pops

Aunt D’s Pineapple Dessert Pizza

Whether you're partial to Hawaiian style ham and pineapple, Italian sausage and pepperoni, or  barbecue chicken, pizza is a universal food that everyone enjoys. This week, as I indulged in my fave Mushroom, Artichoke and Truffle Oil Pizza at Primo's, my mom excitedly told me about Aunt D's Strawberry Pizza. Now, I am always one to … Continue reading Aunt D’s Pineapple Dessert Pizza

Iced VoVo Cake with Pink Guava Jam

Happy Mothers Day! Tomorrow is Mother's Day in the UK and what better way to treat mum than to give her a day of relaxation, a constant supply of tea (or Prosecco if your mum is anything like mine!) and a slice of this irresistible Iced VoVo Cake with Pink Guava Jam?!!! You're probably wondering what an earth a … Continue reading Iced VoVo Cake with Pink Guava Jam

Strawberry & Coconut Cream Tarts

Dry January? I think it should be called Why January?!!! Why is it that we all feel that we should be the best version of ourselves just because it's the first month of the year? Surely we'd be much better off if we simply tried to live healthier and more modestly throughout the year? I have … Continue reading Strawberry & Coconut Cream Tarts

Strawberry & Coconut Popsicles

Ugh! I hate this time of year. It's hit that time when we never know what to wear or what to do. One day the sun will be shining - hurrah! Only to met by grey skies, drizzly rain and a "fresh" wind the next. What's even worse is when the change of weather doesn't happen on … Continue reading Strawberry & Coconut Popsicles