Raspberry and Lemon Drizzle Cupcakes

Raspberry and Lemon Drizzle Cupcakes

Try a twist on a classic lemon drizzle loaf with these super quick and easy and zingy Raspberry and Lemon Drizzle Cupcakes! Makes 12 Muffins or 1 loaf Ingredients – Zest of 1 Lemon – 225g Caster Sugar – 4 Eggs … Continue reading 

Woodland Trust Birdy Homewares Range

Birdy espresso Set

  With a new house in the pipeline I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect home wares- buy accident I stumbled on these beautiful new birdy themed range from the Woodland trust. An unlikely source I grant you but … Continue reading 

The Joys Of Enamel Ware

Kitchen ware I have to say is one of my many guilty pleasures. Shove me in a kitchen shop and let me look at wooden spoons, bowls and mixers all day and you’ll hear no complaints. Lately I’ve been rather addicted to something that is cheap and practical but stunning for the kitchen; Enamelware. Even more amazing is the fact that enamel is often English made, can still be bought form modern manufacturers but also lurks in the back of hundreds of vintage and antique shops waiting to be re-used. 


Far from the wartime look there’s so much more to enamel ware and I’m slowly stocking my kitchen in the knowledge that the pieces I buy now will be seeing me right for the rest of my life. Like my mum always says ‘Buy cheap you buy twice’ but in this case the amazing price of enamel means ‘buy cheap and ill last 50 years’. 

Personally I’m a huge fan of the classic falcon ware blue and white and already own their casserole dishes for my meat stews and hearty meals as well as a few milk jugs and saucepans but there’s plenty more on offer and literally something for everyone:


Falcon wear- totally classic and now in red, blue, grey, green and cream


 Or Maybe something retro?


Something a bit fun?


Maybe something more contemporary?



Or something a bit cool ?


Or just EVERYTHING from Riess



So there we go, do you have a soft spot for enamel? A pan you’ve used for 30 years and still swear by? or have you picked up any vintage enamel bargains? I’d love to see them. 



Homemade Gift Ideas: Top 5 Hot Chocolate Jar Recipes


The last few weeks have been a little bit crazy, and even though I’ve been talking about it for ages Christmas seems to have crept up on me a little! One thing I’ve always meant to do every year was … Continue reading 

Homemade Christmas Gifts: Christmas Body Scrub Bars


This  Christmas Body Scrub Bars post comes as part of my ‘A Very Penniless Christmas: Homemade Christmas Gifts’ Range- Join My Homemade Revolution!   Natural beauty products mean less horrible chemicals and stuff that is nearly good enough to eat. These … Continue reading