Homemade Chocolates - bark

Show the love with handmade chocolates for Valentines Day

As a chocolate addict making these handmade chocolates for Valentines Day has been fun. What is not to like? Melting chocolate and filling the kitchen with a rich chocolatey smell, licking the spoon (when everything is finished!) and creating something to share with a loved one. This comes with a […]


The benefits after a month of shopping locally

At the beginning of the month, I wrote about how important it is to shop locally and support retailers in our towns.  I took the decision at the start of the year to do as much of our shopping as possible from independent businesses. After five weeks, this is a reflection on […]

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Oatcakes recipe

Easy oatcakes recipe that is quick to make

I have been trying new recipes for food that we enjoy but I haven’t cooked myself before.  I’m trying homemade alternatives to things I would normally buy from the shops. This oatcakes recipe fits the bill and is perfect for cooking a batch of biscuits to eat during the week […]