Sivananda Cookies

Or to me, my yoga teacher’s cookies. I tried these after a yoga nidra class at my yoga teacher’s house when we all had tea and a beautiful selection of snacks, these cookies being among them and being my favourite part of the picnic. Sivananda is a well-known and popular place of learning yoga established … More Sivananda Cookies

Sticky Ginger Cake

Food is one of those things I associate with different people, places, or events. I associate chocolate pudding and custard with school (the only favourable memory…), I associate tomato soup with the Lake District, hot Ribena with being ill, Oreos with my brother, porridge and egg suppers or casserole with my gran. But the person … More Sticky Ginger Cake


I’ve been making mincemeat this week. I first made my own mincemeat last winter after being told off by my mum for spending so much money on tiny jars of mincemeat. Once I made it and realised how easy it was, I felt a little guilty for buying jars of the stuff! It is a … More Mincemeat

Christmas Pudding

I promise I will not mention Christmas until December. I have a horror of Christmas signs popping up everywhere in August. But it is the traditional weekend, Bonfire Night, to prepare the Christmas pudding and cake. Now, I must admit, I am unorganised. Hmm not at all surprising some will say, and to quote Miranda, … More Christmas Pudding

Christmas Buns

Merry Christmas, everyone! These little treats are pretty much a Christmas take on a cinnamon bun or perhaps a Chelsea bun. The dark brown sugar, dried fruit and glaze make it extra special. You can use a mixture of any dried fruit that takes your fancy. My version uses sultanas and currants but feel free … More Christmas Buns