Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins

My warmly spiced, deeply delicious Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins were inspired by the gorgeous British countryside, our Lake District, and days gone by. One cool British summer day some years ago, after lunch at the Wordsworth Hotel, my family and I took a walk through the beautiful village of Grasmere. We were drawn to a small 17th Read More…

Baked Overnight Oatmeal with Rhubarb and Almonds

My Baked Overnight Oatmeal with Rhubarb and Almonds is an easy, make ahead recipe the whole family – even those who don’t like porridge – will love! How do I know? My name is April and I detest porridge. No, detest is not too strong a word. I’ve always wanted to like porridge because I love the Read More…

Last Minute Bread Machine Easter Bread

This quick and easy Easter Bread has all the flavour of hot cross buns with none of the hard work. I love hot cross buns, and there is absolutely nothing like the homemade. However Spring is always a busy time for us and I often find that Easter food preparation gets left until the last minute. That’s Read More…

Blueberry Chia Muffins with Lemon & Ginger

My Blueberry Chia Muffins with Lemon & Ginger are light, tasty and good for you too! It took me a long time to begin baking with chia seeds, but since I started, there’s been no stopping me! Chia seeds are very low calorie, high in fibre and nutrients, plus they contain Omega 3 fatty acids and protein. Read More…

Shrove Tuesday – My Favourite Pancake Recipe

There are headlines about Shrove Tuesday in almost all the foodie publications right now – except not everyone is calling it Shrove Tuesday. Most people here in the UK simply refer to it as “Pancake Day”. In a recent survey four in five people admitted that they did not know what Shrove Tuesday is actually all Read More…