Courgette and lemon cake with raspberry buttercream

Raspberry frosted courgette cake

A cake that tastes as good as it looks – and I mean it REALLY delivers! We met some friends at the South Bank recently and had an indoor picnic at the Royal Festival Hall. We took our own cake supplies and got the teas in from the cafe. Apparently this is okay – unlike […]

Post riot raspberry jam


London life has many bonuses for a young family, but when the riots kicked off on our front door step this week it was truly terrifying. I don’t need to tell you what a battering Ealing took as it was broadcast for all the world to see. But I can tell you it’s incredibly shocking […]

Jam masterclass for a total beginner


I’ve been so excited about this day for ages, learning to make jam is something I’ve always wanted to master but always thought it’d be too scientific and complicated. I’ve grown up watching my mum churn out jars and jars of perfect jams, jellies, chutneys and pickles. She’s even judged them for the legendary WI. […]