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December 16, 2014

Butter Cookies 

Makes 3-4 dozen

This recipe is adapted from my sister-in-laws lovely cookie business.

I have changed ingredients to suit the UK market.


227 g quality, unsalted butter, softened

200 g caster sugar

1 medium egg

½ tsp vanilla paste

420 g plain flour

1 tsp baking p...

December 16, 2014

Recipe from Bon Appetit December 2013


I have translated to metric just as I am based in UK

Cardamom Crescents

Makes about 50


350 g plain flour

¾ tsp ground cardamom

½ tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp sea salt

210 g icing sugar  (70 g for dough and 140 for coating)

100 g pecans

227 g...

December 13, 2014


Stollen Cookies

Makes 45 cookies


I made these cookies for a Sony shoot last year to represent Germany along side their traditional Stollen Loaf.  I loved them so much, I’ve decided to put them in my Christmas cookie list every year. Inspired and adapted from Sugarcraft...

December 13, 2014

To To’s

Makes 5 dozen cookies


Growing up my mother used to make dozens of cookies for the Christmas holidays. She’d line her vintage tins with wax paper and store them in the cool cupboard. They would last all through the holiday. Since we are having Christmas in...

November 10, 2014






These are great little snacks to keep on hand for after school or a quick pick-me-up during the day or just to satisfy a sweet tooth. Now mind you, dates contain a lot of  natural sugar, but they also contain several vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They  are not an...

October 30, 2014

You tread upon fallen leaves of candy apple red and an orange and yellow blaze, crunching under the weight of your boots; you are careful not to slip on the wet ones. The night air is crisp and full of the scent of smoky bonfires.  You can see your breadth as you exhal...

September 22, 2014

A strong antioxidant. It is a natural moisturizer for your skin. Loaded with water, cucumber quenches thirsty skin. Combine the two and you have a wonderful pick-me-up for when you are feeling a bit dehydrated and dry. You can put them on your face directly, but I pref...

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