Sunday, 28 July 2013

My Week According To My Camera!

1, 2 &3) Abney and Teal Cake. Chocolate sponge and 'buttercream' with handmade sugarpaste models.
4) Coconut and Chocolate Girl Scout Cookies! Available tomorrow at Biddy's Tea Room!
5) I received a preview of Isa Chandra Moskowitz new cook book to review for it's october release. I have an exciting competition coming up too!
6) Lemon and Pine Nut cake available at Waterstones Cafe W!

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Family Picnic!

Today we had a family picnic! It was so nice to get everyone together and enjoy the lovely weather we have been having, even if it was a little cooler today (thank goodness!)
I made potato salad, red cabbage coleslaw, broccoli and tomato mini 'quiche', corn on the cob, olive bread, watermellon slices, double chocolate brownies, cinnamon whirls, fruit juice lollies, and raspberry yoghurt lollies with added strawberry goodness and a lime and mint cooler to drink.
I hope you all had a great sunday! X

Saturday, 20 July 2013

My Week According To my Camera

1) Busy few days with a birthday party cake order!
2) Vanilla Soft Fruits Cake with fruit from the farm we visited and my garden.
3) Lemon and Pine Nut Cake with the most beautiful lemons from the farm.
4) Vanilla and Choc Marble Birthday Cake with Strawberries from the farm.
5) GF Ginger, Pecan and Chocolate Cake.
6) Chocolate Orange Cake with Hand Picked Borage Flowers.
7) Tiramisu Marble Cake.
8) Aggi cooling down with a natural fruit juice lollie in the 30c heat we have been having in Norwich!
9) Red Velvet Cake at Dandy Horse Cafe.
10) Aggi being cute!
11) GF Iggle Piggle Cake.
12) My niece Vada is 14! She asked for a 'Big Bang Theory' birthday cake.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Strawberry Picking!

Some of my best childhood memories are going strawberry picking with my late dad and my Grandad. In the hot sunshine, cramming my mouth with sweet jammy strawberries until I had a belly ache and my dad would tell me to put some in the punnet box or I would get told off by the farmer who weighed them in the shop! Also broad beans are one of my favourite summer legumes. As you can see from the old photo I have put up at the end of this post, my mum got me involved with food from an early age. I am the little blond child in the photo, helping my sister to harvest the shiny beans from their downy pods.
So today my sister said she had found a lovely little vegetable 'pick your own' farm not to far from the centre of Norwich and I jumped at the chance to go with her! We took my niece and nephew too, passing on the strawberry picking tradition and memories. Showing my 3 year old nephew where fruit and veg comes from, seeing his amazement at finding the biggest strawberries and watching the sticky juice dribble down his chin as he tried them. It was such a lovely day! 
If you would like to go pick your own, we went to White House Farm . It currently has strawberries, cherries, potatoes, and broad beans ready to pick and a heavily stocked farm shop with lemons, sweet potatoes, onions, tomatoes and apples. 

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Norwich Veggie Fayre 2013!

Had such a great time at the Norwich Veggie Fayre today! It's the 3rd year we have had a stall at the fayre and it is amazing how it just gets better and better every year! Awesome stalls, food, charities and people! I only managed to get a few photos as our little stall was pretty busy, I am sure there will be more up soon on the Norwich Veggie Fayre fb page soon though! It was so nice to see all our regular customers and friends and it was also so great to finally meet Melissa ( Ms. Cupcake !) and have a good natter!!! Big thanks to Glen, Miranda and Nikki for putting on another great veggie Fayre! Here's to next year!! XXX

Friday, 12 July 2013

Coming up this weekend!

Lots of cakes ready for tomorrows Norwich Veggie Fayre! 11am-4pm at Quaker Meeting House Norwich NR2 1EU! Including, Peanut Butter Bombe Cake, Cookies and Kream Cake, Rosemary and Choc Whoopie Pies, Green Tea and Pistachio Whoopie Pies, Choc and Hibiscus Whoopie Pies, Vanilla and Rosewater Whoopie Pies, Chocolate Caramel and Almond Tarts, Orange and Almond Biscotti and Apple Rose Tarts! Phew it's been a busy day! PLUS if you can't make it to the veggie Fair we will also be delivering a Cookies and Kream cake to Dandy Horse Coffee House and a Rose and Pistachio Cake to Biddy's Tea Room!!!