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 Freezer Pie

Roasted Pecan Apple Pie with Cinnamon Crumble; A Quarantine Freezer Pie

Sweet, sweet friends – hi!  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 times we have to go out for necessities, and attempting to remain relatively…

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…

Blood Orange Cream

Blood Orange Cream

Friends – it’s blood orange season! Let’s celebrate by making this Blood Orange Cream together, shall we? I understand you might have a few questions about this. One might be: what the heck is a Cream and why would I bother to make one? Cream…

Pumpkin Pie Crumble Bars

Pumpkin Pie Crumble Bars

Hi friends! I hope today’s post finds you cozy & warm – it’s bloody freezing out there! I don’t know about where you are, but here in Dublin it feels like it could start snowing at any second. There’s frost on the grass in the…

Sourdough Blueberry Brown Butter Crumble Muffins

Sourdough Blueberry Brown Butter Crumble Muffins

I’ve tested this muffin recipe five times in the last month & a half.  f i v e. That is a heck of a lot of muffins. Three of the five bakes were for recipe tweaking – a little more sugar, a little less discard, an…

Salted Maple Pie

Salted Maple Pie

Do you remember way back in November’s Monthly Musings post when I told you I was “low-key obsessed” with a new cookbook, Sister Pie? I lied to you. I was – and still am – much more obsessed than what could ever be described as “low-key”.…

Blood Orange Bundt Cake

Blood Orange Bundt Cake

I tried to warn you in the latest Monthly Musings post: we are addicted to blood oranges. We have thick wedges in the mornings as a kind of pre-breakfast appetizer – the two of us romantically standing over the sink with bright red juice running…