Best Places to Have Afternoon Tea in London

It would have been more appropriate to entitle this piece ‘My Favourite Places to Have Afternoon Tea in London So Far’. There are a lifetime’s worth of great places to have afternoon tea in London, each with their own particular charm. These are the best of the many I have visited up to now.  Some Read More…

Short Ribs in a Sweet and Spicy Sauce Made in the Slow Cooker

You will love my Short Ribs in a Sweet and Spicy Sauce – tender, juicy, falling apart, braised beef in a flavourful, as spicy as you like sauce. My Short Ribs in a Sweet and Spicy Sauce taste great, whether it’s freezing cold outside or baking hot – ’cause they are flexible like that. They are Read More…

Healthy Living Ideas from The Hearth and Soul Link Party

Happy Spring! Welcome to The Hearth and Soul Link Party. Today I’m featuring posts from last week with healthy living ideas to inspire you. At The Hearth and Soul Link Party, I welcome posts about anything that feeds your soul – from family, home, decorating, crafts and DIY to travel, organisation and self improvement. And of course, 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…

Putting on The Ritz at The Ritz Hotel London

Staying at The Ritz London is a wonderful way to experience old fashioned elegance at its best. Elegant yet unpretentious, The Ritz London is a pleasure to visit on any occasion. Perhaps London’s most iconic hotel, The Ritz is one of the only London hotels that is still independently owned. (Opened by César Ritz in the early part of Read More…

Spring Recipes and Ideas from The Hearth and Soul Link Party

Thinking about Spring, Easter & Passover? Welcome to The Hearth and Soul Link Party, where this week I’m featuring Spring Recipes and Ideas! At Hearth and Soul, we welcome posts about anything that feeds your soul – from family, home, decorating, crafts and DIY to travel, organisation and self improvement. And of course, food from the hearth 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…

Easy No Bake Orange Cheesecake Recipe

Easy No Bake Orange Cheesecake is a deliciously rich yet light and refreshing dessert, great for last minute entertaining. I’ve been making my Easy No Bake Lime Cheesecake for years but I found myself considering a variation on my usual theme when I saw this year’s crop of blood oranges. Become a subscriber to keep up to date Read More…

More Easter Inspiration from The Hearth and Soul Link Party

Welcome to The Hearth and Soul Link Party where this week I’m featuring recipes, crafts and ideas to give you Easter inspiration! At Hearth and Soul, we welcome posts about anything that feeds your soul – from family, home, decorating, crafts and DIY to travel, organisation and self improvement. And of course, food from the hearth Read More…

Meatless Monday Recipes That Will Become Family Favourites

From easy quiche & Pad Thai to comforting pasta dishes, my family favourite Meatless Monday Recipes make it easy to leave out meat one day a week! Regular readers know that I’m a huge fan of Meatless Monday. This doesn’t mean I never eat meat on Mondays. It’s more because Meatless Monday reminds my family and Read More…