My delicious Pine Nut Tart

This recipe is my husbands favourite due to its buttery richness. Hence why I’m making this for his birthday. Perfect served cold with freshly whipped cream on the side. It comes from an old Italian cookbook, but it looks like an Italian version of a traditional English tart to me. Enjoy Pastry: 115g/8 tbsp unsalted…

My girls, my love, my life

I’ve always wanted to have children, though in my early twenties I would tell everyone I was definitely not interested. I was convinced that if I verbalised my longing, life’s cosmic cruelty wasn’t going to let it happen. In my late twenties I even contemplated going it alone as ‘Mr Right’ hadn’t materialised. Thankfully the…

Husband envy…

My husband left the house to go to work this morning. Nothing unusual in that, he does that five days a week. But today, as I watched him pack his bag, collect the keys and walk out the door to drive to work, I had a few mixed feelings. As I surveyed the messy house…

The 5am feed

I thought for my first post for this blog, I’d write about something innocuous and benign. It’s amazing what you notice when feeding a four month old baby at 5am. The first rays of summer morning light stream through the venetian blinds highlighting things you wouldn’t notice in full daylight. Like the balls of fluff…