Happiness is a Chocolate Brownie

Sometimes all you need to make yourself happy in this world is a chocolate brownie. This brownie recipe is my go to comfort food when I’m feeling a bit down. It’s full of sugar, chocolate and butter and if that combination doesn’t make you happy, then perhaps nothing will! ┬áIt’s even better served warm with…

Mandarin and almond cake

Our mandarin tree has finally decided to fruit after six impatient years of waiting! Not only is it finally fruiting, but the tree is so heavy with fruit a few branches are actually dragging along the ground. As much as our family loves eating mandarins straight from the tree, I decided to trawl (not troll)…

A garden harvest apron for Grandma Di

It was my step mother’s birthday recently and I had a hard time trying to think of the perfect present for her. I always try to think of thoughtful presents for loved ones to show how much I care about them. I usually choose something that I know they will appreciate that highlights how special…

Heartwarming pea and ham soup

As the weather has now started to cool a bit my husband has started dropping not so subtle hints that a nice hearty soup would be nice for dinner. As I know his favourite soup is a pea and ham soup, I thought I’d spoil him by making his favourite one first. This pea and…