Champagne and Strawberries Cupcakes

Sunday was my Nan's 80th birthday and it required something a little more special in the kitchen. What better to bake for an afternoon tea party than champagne and strawberries cupcakes? This recipe features shot tops which are little pipettes that diffuses liquid into a cupcake after baking. I bought mine from Lakeland after the Good Food …

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Nottingham’s National Justice Museum

  If you're looking for a day out with a bit of a dark twist then you'll definitely enjoy the National Justice Museum in Nottingham. Located in the Lace Market inside a county gaol the museum features exhibitions about crime and capitol punishment, prison cells, dungeons, courtyards and a magnificent court room. Despite the dark setting, we …

BBC Good Food show and Gardener’s World

My siblings and I ventured out to the Good Food Show last weekend in Birmingham. The show's location in the NEC means that it is easily accessible from Birmingham International station. BBC Gardener's World was also part of the show and was included in our tickets. It was easy to spend a full day here …

Caramel apple (and strawberry) crumble

This delicious crumble is a twist on your classic recipe. I will admit I did use the BBC Food recipe but then added miniature strawberries straight from the garden and experimented with a caramel sauce which definitely made the dessert! You will need: 300g plain flour 175g brown sugar 200g unsalted butter 4 large apples 50g brown …

Kaspas Gelato and Dessert House

When my parents visited Cardiff for a few days I was eager to take them to Kaspas on City Road. It's a pink, glitzy and very American themed dessert house with too many sweet treats to choose from! Kaspas has an extensive menu that features waffles, crepes, sundaes, cookie dough, cheesecake and other delicious desserts. We chose …

Skegness

Ahh... amusement arcades, ice creams on the beach, and sand everywhere... what could be better than an Easter break in good old Skeggy? Yes, admittedly, Skegness does not have the classiest of reputations yet my boyfriend and I enjoyed a short Easter break in the tiny village of Anderby near Skegness (it has a population …

Easter Nest Cakes

It's the day before Easter and all through the house chocolate peeks out from every corner... I couldn't resist reverting to my inner child and baking (really just mixing) these delicious mini egg and marshmallow rice krispie cakes. This recipe is a bit of a twist as I also baked white chocolate nests as well …