Pistachio and Hazelnut Macaroons using Whynut Pastes.

A couple of months back I was excited when WhyNut sent me a goody box through the post inviting me to try out some of their pistachio nuts and nut pastes.  I used the fresh nuts in different ways in to make some Pistachio Cupcakes and in cookies but wanted to try out the nut…

Cooking The Books- My February Challenge.

A new month means a new book in my Cooking The Books challenge. For February’s challenge I’ve decided to use one of my favourite recipe books which I’ve had since 2004.  How To Be A Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson helped me to gain confidence in baking and helped relieve the bereft feeling I had…

Mojito Cake

My husband doesn’t really care much for birthdays.  To him they’re just another day on the calendar.  Until he met me, that is! He says he doesn’t like a fuss and big celebrations but I think you should mark the day in some way or another. A few weeks ago we were talking about birthdays…