Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Red Berry Blender

There's nothing more cooling in the summer heat than an iced fruity drink.
Red Berry Drink Served with Berries

But why rush to the nearest well known coffee house or smoothie bar for one when you can blitz one up at home.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Lemon Tart

Anyone fancy a slice of zingy lemony tart? Yes I hear you cry. Then keep reading! 

Lemon Tart

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Foraging For Furniture

My new hobby is antiques/furniture shopping.

So on our journey down to a family wedding we took the advantage of stopping off at Greens Home Interiors just off the A46!

The location doesn't sound too grand but whats inside is very special....

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Strawberries And Cream Cheesecake

Wimbledon fever is upon the Hay In A Day residence. 

In true Wimbledon style I'm bringing out the strawberries and cream. 

But it's no ordinary bowl of strawberries and cream, but a delightful, light, creamy cheesecake with a sweet strawberry coulis oozing over the top.   

Strawberries and Cream Cheesecake

Sunday, 29 June 2014

The Pudding Pantry

We were having a lazy Sunday afternoon amble around Nottingham when our stomachs started rumbling and we new it was time for lunch. 

At that point we looked up and The Pudding Pantry seemed to jump out at us (and I'm glad it did). With a name like that it was as if it were designed for me!

The Pudding Club Business Card

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Smarties Cookies

I love nothing more than to sit back with a cup of coffee and some freshly baked biscuits to munch on. 

The best biscuit by far for me is a monstrous homemade Smarties Cookie.

Cookies cooling on a wire rack

It has to be crunchy on the outside but with a chewy sweet center. 

I think maybe I have spent far too long thinking about the perfect biscuit, but I didn't take long finding the perfect recipe!

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Slow Mushroom and Lentil Soup

Ahh fresh homemade soup with warm crusty bread. Is there anything more satisfying?

Ok so maybe there is! But a bowl of this for dinner will definitely tickle your taste buds!

Friday, 6 June 2014

Chocolate Brownie Nemesis

Many a batch of brownies made by my fair hands has gone straight in the bin. For some reason I just could not get them right. Whether the recipe was all wrong or I over/under cooked the darn things or they just didn't taste like the brownies from my dreams. 

But finally I have conquered all demons and have found the perfect recipe for the most squidgy fudgy gooey brownies on this planet. I can finally say 'I can cook brownies'!

This deserves 3 pictures!

Have you seen these yet?