What We’re Eating This Thanksgiving

What We’re Eating This Thanksgiving

Happy Wednesday, friends! I hope this post finds you wearing a comfy jumper with your hair piled up in a messy bun, and a coffee cup in hand. But maybe that’s just me. I’m popping in quickly to share: What We’re Eating This Thanksgiving. Boyfriend 

Perfect All-Butter Pie Dough

Perfect All-Butter Pie Dough

Sweet, sweet friends, hi! I’ve got such a treat for you today: Perfect All-Butter Pie Dough. For years I’ve been scouring both the internet and cookbooks for the perfect pie dough recipe. A few years ago, I found Yossi Arefi‘s recipe and I – mistakenly 

Vanilla Sugar Palmiers

Vanilla Sugar Palmiers

Hello friends! The world continues to turn wholly upside-down, but I don’t want to talk about that any more than necessary – that’s what our Monthly Musings posts are for. Instead, I’ll start with this: I hope this post finds you happy and healthy! It’s 

S’mores Tart

S’mores Tart

Friends, hello. How are you? I hope this post finds you well wrapped up against the autumnal winds. There is a near constant haze of drizzle outside our windows lately, and I’ve been battling it the best way I know how: baking. Breads, cheesecakes, ice-creams, 

Gifting 101: Homemade Vanilla Sugar

Gifting 101: Homemade Vanilla Sugar

Hello friends! How are you keeping? I’ve come to distract you from the new Level Three Covid-19 restrictions with some early talk of the holiday season. I know, it’s only October. Really, I know. I truly believe that it’s really never too early to jump 

Cherry & Pistachio Frangipane Tart

Cherry & Pistachio Frangipane Tart

Friends, hi! Happy Thursday! Please forgive my tardiness in bringing this post to you one day late – I am sorry. I was having an off day of sorts yesterday & I had to make a baked custard tart for my PUFF course. Let me 

Lime Loaf Cake | An Everyday Cake

Lime Loaf Cake | An Everyday Cake

Hello friends! I hope this post finds you with a coffee in your hand and a hankering for a nice sweet slice of cake. My offering to you today comes in the form of this humble Lime Loaf Cake. Ultimately: it’s a yogurt cake, flavoured 

Vanilla Birthday Cake with Homemade Strawberry Jam & Vanilla Buttercream

Vanilla Birthday Cake with Homemade Strawberry Jam & Vanilla Buttercream

Hello, friends! How are you keeping? I find myself in a near constant state of frustration these days, looking at people not wearing masks or social distancing. It’s just so irresponsible it bugs me right to the core. Thankfully we’re escaping to a secluded house 

Small Batch Strawberry Jam

Small Batch Strawberry Jam

Happy Wednesday, friends! How are you this fine summer’s day? We’re deep into strawberry season here in Dublin, and I’m finding it nearly impossible to walk past them when I see them – the smell is too good to ignore! Today I’m dropping by quickly 

Perfect All-Butter Shortbread from Blooms & Baking

Perfect All-Butter Shortbread from Blooms & Baking

Hello, lovely friends. How are you this week? I hope this post finds you happy, relaxed, and lightly freckled from the summer sun. I know we’re only on the third day of the week, but we’ve been having such a lovely one so far. Boyfriend 

Lemon & Blueberry Crumble Pie

Lemon & Blueberry Crumble Pie

Hi friends! How is your summer shaping up? We’re doing pretty well over here, all things Covid-19/work/general life considered. The heat isn’t exactly something we love, but we’re coping by staying extra hydrated and seeking out shade. Due to all the socially distant garden visits 

What We’re Eating During Lockdown

What We’re Eating During Lockdown

Sweet friends, how are you getting on? Today I thought it’d be fun to give you a little peek into our quarantine lives and share some new recipes – comforting recipes, mostly – that we’ve been eating during lockdown and that I think you might 

Buttermilk Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Buttermilk Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Happy Wednesday, friends! We’re celebrating the blog birthday today, would you like to join us? I mean, technically, the birthday was two days ago.. but we’re running on lockdown time, which is really such a different ballgame. Eight years ago, on April 27th 2012, I 

Pantry Baking 101

Pantry Baking 101

Sweet friends, how are you? Today marks day 34 of our social distancing efforts & I gotta be honest – it’s starting to get to me. I’m wavering just the tiniest little bit, but I can feel the effects a heck of a lot more 

Cornflake Cake; A Quarantine Bake

Cornflake Cake; A Quarantine Bake

Hi, friends! I hope this post finds you well. If it feels odd for you to be hearing from me mid-week rather than on Sunday like usual – well, it’s odd for me too, but I’ve decided to switch things up a bit. Wednesday is the 

Roasted Pecan Apple Pie with Cinnamon Crumble; A Quarantine Pie

Roasted Pecan Apple Pie with Cinnamon Crumble; A Quarantine Pie

Sweet, sweet friends – hi! Thanks for stopping by for today’s recipe: Roasted Pecan Apple Pie with Cinnamon Crumble. Today marks the 15th day of our Covid-19 induced self-isolation. For the most part, we’re doing pretty fine. We’re keeping busy, trying to limit the number of 

Seasonal Old Fashioned with a Blood Orange Twist

Seasonal Old Fashioned with a Blood Orange Twist

Friends, hello.  I hope this post finds you safe & coping somewhat well with the current global situation.  Today’s post isn’t so much a recipe, it’s more of a reminder that time is still moving forward even if we’re stuck inside, unemployed and bored. A 

Blood Orange Choux au Craquelin

Blood Orange Choux au Craquelin

Hi, my name is Vicki and I’m addicted to blood oranges. I’m so glad I got that off my chest. Not only are blood oranges my favourite citrus fruit, but I’m pretty sure they’re my favourite fruit of all time. Where Boyfriend holds a special