Pistachios, Walnuts and Dried Apricots Cottage Biscuits

Friday, 27 December 2013

Cooking with the family is one of the best things to do in Christmas time. In the kitchen, everyone is relaxed and conversation flows from one subject to another. 

Is cooking when most intimate secrets and wishes are shared. Where the great family anecdotes are remembered. And where the most amazing discoveries are made.

Flourless lime and Coconut cake

Friday, 20 December 2013

1000. One thousand. 1k. A lot.

This is the amount of Tiny Marmalade pots we've sold so far. 1000. Amazing.

Timbale Duo or the ultimate Uncooked recipe

Friday, 13 December 2013

This week has been a normal week.

A week to switch off the alarm clock at 6.30. To have a shower and eat my breakfast in my way to work. A week to be in an office 8 hours per day, trying to make them as much interesting and pleasant as possible.

Autumn nuts and bacon soup

Friday, 6 December 2013

I hate you virus.

Deeply genuinely hate.

This is the fifth consecutive day of living with a virus. Five long nights with no sleep. Five long days dealing with paracetamol, ibuprofen, sore throat relief. Onions in a plate. Herbs steaming. Put the pillow up. Dress the children down. Visits to the doctor. They're still here and this virus doesn't seem to be getting the message.

DIY Advent Calendar (with free printable!)

Friday, 29 November 2013

I´ll tell you what. I haven't started my Christmas shopping.
I am what the experts call a last minute Christmas Shopper. Or a Extreme Christmas Shopper. I always leave it for the last minute. In other words, I love Christmas but I hate Christmas shopping.

Autumn Ice Cream and the Questions Game

Friday, 22 November 2013

Ice cream is not just for summer. Cannot understand why the big ice cream producers don’t see the all year round ice cream gold mine. Honestly.

NOTE FOR ALL THOSE OLD FASHIONED ICE CREAM PRODUCERS: please revise your business plans!! You’re losing money!!!!

Traditional Fish Pie

Friday, 15 November 2013

Since I have children I always keep a camera no more than a metre far away from me. I can easily take more than 2000 pictures per year (now they still allow me) and then I normally produce an annual digital album. Yes, I'm a nightmare.

There are pictures from our holidays, birthdays and special events. But there are also pictures of mundane things like family lunches, cooking, bath time, playground, etc. And yes, also this kind of pictures our parents take deliberately to make us feel completely embarrassed in the future. Lots of them.

Crunchy Muesly Chicken

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

This week I would like to talk you about films. Yes, because this is a food blog and what a better place to eat than in front of a screen. This is exactly where and when the best and most original recipes are invented.

Salt and sugar popcorn.

Nesquik popcorn.

Popcorn dipped in pate, coleslaw, peanut butter, jam, cream cheese, ice cream, honey….

Everything goes well with popcorn.

Toad in the Hole

Friday, 1 November 2013

Fact: I don´t like pork.

The exception that proves the rule: I love bacon. And cured ham. And gammon. And ribs, especially with barbecue sauce. And doughnuts (let's not kid ourselves, doughnuts are around 90% pork fat).

And, of course, I deeply love sausages.

But honestly, I don´t like pork.

Mum´s meatloaf

Friday, 25 October 2013

Food is a powerful memory. From the day we arrive into this world until our very last days, food is whenever a social event takes place, no matter how happy or sad it is.

It’s amazing how our taste buds work, linking a particular flavour to some of the most important moments of our life. Sometimes more distinctive than words, music or pictures.

Camembert Mousse Cheesecake

Friday, 18 October 2013

There are three things on the basis of my food pyramid: jam, cheese and cakes. In the next level ice cream, pop corn and blueberries can also be found. Then there is salmon, pretzels, toasts with salted butter and jelly babies. Finally, everything else.

Today´s recipe could perfectly be a square meal, as it contains everything listed on the basis of my food pyramid: jam, cheese and cake.

Let me introduce you to Mr. Camembert Mousse Cheesecake.

A piece of Heaven

Friday, 11 October 2013

Sometimes the destiny makes you discover amazing places.

This time the destiny had women’s name: Jenny and Jemma.

Some days ago I received an email from a cafe interested in my tiny jars. I couldn't be more excited. As I like to know where my tiny jars are going to live, I offered myself to visit them and bring some samples with me. As the day dawned sunny and warm, we decided to go with the kids for a day out.

It-Which-Must-Not-Be-Named Pasty

Friday, 4 October 2013

When I firstly made the Apple and Courgette jam, and I gave it to try to my "quality control board" formed by my 2 years old, my 4 years old and my 34 years old. The unanimous question was:

Is it more applely or more courgetty?


If it´s more courgetty... or more applely....

Selfish Tiramisu

Friday, 27 September 2013

Tiramisu is the most incredible and delicious desert ever. Has coffee. Has chocolate. Has cheese. In two words, is perfect.

The only problem with tiramisu is... the other people. Yes, because is the kind of desert you know you´re going to ask for even before the starter but, when the waiter come with the deserts menu, the other people start asking for non-tiramisu things and there is where the problems begin.

Summer Squash Savoury Muffins

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Yes, I know. Muffins are supposed to be sweet.

But not everything in this life can be sweet. Sorry for disappointing you.

I can perfectly understand your skepticism.

But we can give to savoury food a lovely and tempting muffing shape.

Yes, this is going to be another self confession moment. Muffins are the second best thing in the world. After jam.

A whole new world

Thursday, 12 September 2013

The first step is recognize it… yes, I have a problem. That´s it. I´m insane about tiny jars.  My husband will probably say I´m insane. Full stop. But this is just because my husband loves me. And he loves me as much as I love tiny jars. Oh, dear. Here it comes again… my “problem” I mean…

Let´s try starting again with this.

Autumn is my favorite season of the year. Leaves fall, color changes, and it´s the perfect season to start any crazy project. Even as crazy as this one actually is.

Once upon a time...

Sunday, 8 September 2013

This is a story about a girl who had a problem. She was insane about jam. Especially about jam canned in miniature jars.  She had more than 500 tiny jars in a cabinet, but she wasn´t able to eat any of them. She loved them too much to do so. Once she decided to preserve her own jam. And she put the I-have-made-this-one jar at the front. Shiny. Beautiful. Perfect it all. And this was just the beginning.

The end.  

Moral of the story: If you have a weird obsession with something and you start producing your own, everything will get inevitably worse.