In January, I am being healthy! As part of my new healthy eating lifestyle, I thought I would try out some new treats that would help my sweetness cravings but wouldn’t affect my waistline too much. I had been made egg and banana pancakes by a friend and loved them and I thought that I… Read More Two-Ingredient Healthy Pancakes
It has been a little while since I posted on the blog but it has been a very hectic few weeks! 2015 is now over and I am now officially a Master of Arts. After all the hard work, I am very happy to have finally graduated from the University of Manchester with a Masters… Read More Goodbye 2015!
In an attempt to move away from cupcakes and build some other baking skills, I recently attempted to make my first ever meringues. Taking inspiration from The Great British Bake Off winner, Jo Wheatley, (who I saw at the Cake and Bake Show), I attempted mini meringue nests with a raspberry cream. As usual, I… Read More Attempting Meringues
A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post about Southend-on-Sea’s hidden treasures. I thought I knew everything that there was to visit in the town, having lived in the vicinity for over 10 years. However, after doing a little research, I found plenty of things that I had never considered visiting before, and some… Read More Southchurch Hall – A Hidden Gem
Today my mum and I were on a bit of a tour of Christmas craft fairs, along the way we decided to stop at the Potash Tearooms in Hockley, the new tearooms opened by the long-running Potash Garden Centre next door. The building in which the tearooms are housed was originally a family home that… Read More A Little Lunch in the Potash Tearooms, Hockley
For a blog entitled More Than Museums, I haven’t written about anything historical in quite a while. That’s because I really haven’t even visited anywhere historical in quite a while – plenty of baking but no museums! One of my jobs means that for half of the week I am based in Chelmsford, Essex and… Read More Chelmsford Cathedral on a Whim
Halloween has to be one of my favourite times of the year. I’ve always been a little bit morbid so everything related to ghosts, ghoulies and death has a certain appeal. Despite not attending any Halloween parties this year I did take the chance to do some Halloween themed baking and slap on some spooky… Read More Halloween Baking