Mincemeat crostata

This is quite simply an exceptional dish- a very discerning dinner party guest voted it the BEST mincemeat flan EVER – no ifs no buts! I have adapted the original Waitrose recipe for the Thermomix but there is no reason why you shouldn't make your pastry in a food processor. I used a 23cm/9″ flan…

Easter treats

Quite glorious 88°F Easter Sunday in Phoenix. The little knits above come all the way from guernsey

Lavender madeleines

OK, I admit it, I'm on a roll with lavender. So the two day old lavender macarons which I featured in an earlier post are now down to 5- no, I didn't eat them all, I gave many away. They worked their way into this photograph because the whole lavender theme was going on.