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

Sachertorte

This recipe is from Green & Black’s cookbook. It has become a regular to make for mama’s birthday as it is her favourite, as well as for other occasions as it is snazzy and yummy. Recently made it for my sister’s 20th – and had to put unicorns on it, of course. It is flourless, … More Sachertorte

Mince Pies

So, I’ve made 2 1/2 giant jars of mincemeat… so that will keep me baking mince pies all December! Mince pies are one of those classic Christmas traditions. Our mince pies have medieval origins, most likely from the crusades where meat and spices were brought back from abroad. The reason mincemeat is called meat is because … More Mince Pies

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

Lemon Polenta Cake

I made this cake for my dad’s birthday a couple of years ago and only just rediscovered it again a couple of weeks ago. We were first introduced to polenta cakes on holiday in Dorset when my dad had a Rhubarb Polenta cake at Downhouse Farm’s Cafe (best cream tea in the world) and enjoyed … More Lemon Polenta Cake