Mixed Fruit Pavlova – A Family Recipe

With tender, toothsome meringue, lovely light whipped cream and delicious fresh fruit, Pavlova makes the perfect dessert anytime! Made famous by my late mother-in-law, Avril, whose recipe we still use, Pavlova is an oft-requested family favourite and is a familiar sight on celebration tables in our family. This gorgeous Pavlova was made by my lovely sister in law, Read More…

Fruit Brûlée

Say ‘yes’ to dessert with my Fruit Brûlée, a quick, easy, healthier version of crème brûlée with fresh fruit, sour cream and just a sprinkle of sugar. Click here to pin this recipe. Fruit Brûlée is a quick healthy version of crème brûlée. It makes a wonderful summer dessert but I serve it year round, Read More…

Gooseberry Fool Recipe

I had barely even heard of gooseberries before I came to England – they weren’t commonly available in Ontario back then. However, once I arrived in the UK it wasn’t long before I discovered the delights of gooseberry jam, gooseberry pie and gooseberry fool – all of which I loved. Nowadays you can get gooseberries Read More…

Blood Orange Recipes

Blood oranges are probably my favourite citrus fruit. Their gorgeously tinted, juicy segments have a unique flavour – orange spiked with a hint of raspberry tartness – making them them perfect in both savoury and sweet dishes. There are so many blood orange recipes out there – from salads to roasted and grilled meat and poultry dishes Read More…

Gooseberry Fool

I had barely even heard of gooseberries before I came to England – except as an exotic-sounding jam that I had never tasted – so when I first stumbled on these green jewels at a a pick your own farm in Derbyshire some years ago I was delighted. I snapped up a small box of Read More…