Christmas Winter

Traditional Braised Red Cabbage

Braised red cabbage is an easy no-faff side dish that will elevate your Sunday roast or Christmas dinner above all others.


Forget roast potatoes, pigs in blankets, Brussels sprouts, bread sauce, and stuffing. You can even forget your grandmother’s Yorkshire puddings. Braised red cabbage is the ultimate roast dinner side dish, and it is absolutely essential at Christmas.

Christmas Desserts

Christmas Baked Rice Pudding

This recipe for Christmas Baked Rice Pudding is rich and creamy, and packed with warming whole spices. The perfect dessert for a cold winter’s evening.


Rice pudding – baked or otherwise – is one of those desserts that only comes around every so often. But when it does, you quickly remember why you enjoyed the last one you had quite so much.

It is rich, comforting food. It’s good food. Ok, it doesn’t sound particularly enticing – who in their right mind would choose baked rice pudding over a chocolate bomb?

Well, I would – that’s who!

Baking Buns Christmas

Mincemeat Christmas Buns


Christmas creeps up, doesn’t it? Hopefully, I’ve not left these Mincemeat Christmas Buns until too close to the big day. If you’ve got time on your hands, these are a surprisingly simple-to-make festive treat that the whole family will – probably – enjoy.

Breakfast Gluten Free Healthy Eating Vegetarian

Healthy Homemade Granola


Granola has to be one of my favourite breakfast cereals. It’s delicious. It’s moreish. And for good reason – most of the granola lining the shelves of your local supermarket is far from the healthy start to the day it’s marketed as. So, I never buy it.

Baking Cake

Easy Vanilla Pound Cake

Easy Vanilla Loaf Cake Recipe

You wouldn’t be blamed for thinking this rather easy recipe for vanilla pound cake a little on the boring end of the cake spectrum. In fact, you’re probably right. But there’s something special about a well-made pound cake that’s difficult to put into words – is there a more perfect accompaniment for your afternoon tea or coffee?