Archive for March, 2012


Peachy Cupcakes

It’s peachy cupcakes on the elevensies menu today. It’s the usual cupcake recipe with a peach slice plopped in the bottom of each and some soft brown sugar spinkled on top. I used tinned peaches but I will be making these again when I harvest my peaches in the summer. I bet fresh peaches taste amazing and will probably transform the taste.

The teacups and plates are part of a 1950s melamine set that I bought for our summer camping trips. I love the colour. It reminds me of Summer Cornflowers. Happy Cake Friday.


The Painted Garden Cookbook

I received this wonderful book through the post a few weeks ago and I’ve been meaning to post about it. The reason I haven’t is because I’ve been too busy reading it! It’s amazing.

The author and illustrator, Mary Woodin, sent it to me because she read my post on botanical illustration. And encouraged me to take the course that I went on. What a nice thing to do?

Anyway, I love it. It’s the perfect mix between lovely illustrations of fruit and vegetables (and seed packets too – very cute) and some useful homespun recipes.

It follows the seasons and offers some unusual but delicious-sounding recipes like Apple and Ginger Meringue Cake and Pink Grapefruit Salad Dressing. All of which are on my list to try.

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