Homemade Strawberry Ice-Cream

A classic homemade Strawberry Ice-Cream which is fresh, creamy and bursting with real strawberry flavour! Recipe with step-by-step photos.

homemade strawberry ice cream with fresh strawberries

Ice-Cream Machine

Every spring, I toy with the idea of buying an ice-cream machine. As someone who is trying (very slowly) to declutter and to only surround myself with meaningful purchases, I carefully deliberate over every home purchase, sometimes to the point where nothing ultimately gets done (or purchased!). In the case of my ice-cream machine, summer comes and go, and the arrival of cool weather gives me an excuse to put off the decision for another year.



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Homemade Mayonnaise

Make a delicious Homemade Mayonnaise in just a few minutes using ingredients from your fridge and pantry. Tips for making mayonnaise by hand or with a food processor or electric whisk.

homemade mayonnaise in glass bowl

Homemade Mayonnaise

One recipe which is always handy to have up your sleeve is a Homemade Mayonnaise. While it is easy to buy a jar or tube of ready-made mayonnaise, there are times when it is best to have the real thing on hand.

For example, if a mayonnaise serves as a basis of a sauce or dressing for your dish – such as with my Scotch Eggs – making a mayonnaise from scratch will make the whole dish even more special.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Make a Homemade Mayonnaise with just a few ingredients from your fridge and pantry.
  • Adjust the mayonnaise to your liking, whether you like it tangy, salty or even with a touch of sweetness.
  • Use a food processor or an electric whisk for a foolproof mayonnaise.
  • Add other flavourings to your mayonnaise, such as fresh herbs.


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Chinese Lemon Chicken

Easy and delicious Chinese Lemon Chicken which tastes better than your local take-away! Crispy pieces of fried chicken tossed in a fresh and vibrant sticky lemon glaze. Recipe with step-by-step photos.

chinese lemon chicken with fresh coriander in skillet

Lemon Chicken

A classic dish found on many Chinese restaurant menus is Lemon Chicken. It is typically a plate of chicken pieces deep-fried in batter, and tossed in a sticky lemon glaze.



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Moist Carrot Cake with Lemon Frosting

A delicious and fail-proof recipe for a Moist Carrot Cake with Lemon Frosting which is both tangy and delicious.

My Carrot Cake

I had a friend coming around for afternoon tea today, and whilst my first instinct was to go out and pick up something from the local bakery, I decided instead to turn on the oven.

In running a quick mental analysis on which would require more physical and mental exertion, setting aside an hour or so to bake a cake was by far the easier option than a “quick” trip to the shops with a baby and toddler in tow.



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French Crepes

A simple and delicious recipe for basic crepes, or thin French pancakes. Recipe with step-by-step photos.

french crepe on plate with knife and fork

French Crepes Recipe

My husband hails from the French region of Brittany where crepes (or more correctly spelt, crêpes) are thought to have originated. And so it goes without saying that, in this part of the world, it is completely acceptable to have pancakes at breakfast every morning, or even as a goûter, the French equivalent of afternoon tea.



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