Today is a ramble.
We all need one every now and again, and seen as my weekend was terribly uneventful (I was man-down with a stomach bug and had to give up my Bastille day tickets!!) I obviously don’t have a huge amount to report on, so instead i will bore you with my rambles (take this as a warning to flee)…
These are a few odds and ends I really wanted to share with you because they are simply gorgeous… whether it be tasting/looking or just because… It was my birthday a week ago and I think I have been harping on about Cancerians and how completely fab we all are for far too long now – so I am pretty sure you have all got the point, but my very special baker-queen friend, Anna (you can see her blog here) baked me this gorgeous Kit-Kat birthday cake, as well as these stunning and utterly delectable cupcakes covered in my favourite Percy Pig sweets. Giving Charly’s a run for their money, I think!
Just a little FYI – these are Vogue’s “must-eat” sweets – surely that’s reason in itself?! I think so…
Adding to the celebrations, these are the sweetie jars I made for all the guests at my birthday – I bought sweets from The Treat Company and filled these little glass jars, I love nothing more than making little packages 🙂
Amongst all of this, I have been cooking up a few storms at home too – here are some of my new recipes that are kind-of made up along the way – just shout if you want the full recipe and I’ll happily send it on.
|Tomato, Red Pepper, Chilli and Basil Soup|
|My sisters Fillet, Brie, Tomato and caramelised onion|
|My sisters Pear, Pecorino cheese and walnut salad|
|Roast chicken, stuffed with butternut, biltong and feta|
And lastly (I warned you this was a ramble), my ever faithful jug, looking beautiful. I simply cannot go a day without flowers in my house, a small luxury that makes everything that much better.
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