Brandy and Mincemeat Cake Recipe

Brandy and Mincemeat Cake is the cake for people who don’t like fruitcake. It’s got all the Christmassy flavours we crave without the heaviness of a typical dark fruitcake. History of Brandy and Mincemeat Cake I have been making Brandy and Mincemeat Cake for years, and first blogged it way back in 2009. But this year, I’ve Read More…

A Visit to Windsor Castle and St George’s Chapel

One of The Queen’s favourite homes, Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. Begun in 1066, it has evolved into a beautiful fortress over the centuries. A visit to Windsor Castle is an adventure for both adults and kids alike. It’s also the home of St George’s Chapel, the location of HRH Read More…

Shrimp and Crab Appetizer Salad Recipe

If you love seafood, you will love this Shrimp and Crab Appetizer Salad recipe. Fresh, light and wholesome, it couldn’t be easier to make. My Shrimp and Crab Appetizer Salad makes a fantastic starter or you can serve larger portions for a light lunch alongside some good brown bread (buttered and with the crusts cut off, Read More…

Holiday Entertaining Without Stress

This is the time of year we all love to entertain, but with mile long to do lists and lots of pressures, it’s also the time we get most worked up about it. So how to enjoy holiday entertaining without stress? It’s easy when you know how. My husband and I love to entertain. We have given loads Read More…

Family Favourite Christmas Squares Recipes

At Christmas more than ever, it’s tried and tested family recipe I turn to. Not only do they taste great, my best Christmas squares recipes bring back memories of Christmas past and make a welcome addition to any Christmas cookie tray. I’ve been making most of these recipes since I was a little girl in Canada and Read More…