Ginger, Lemon & Honey Flapjacks

Gooey, sticky crunchy goodness.  I love a flapjack.  All too often when you buy a flapjack from a commercial bakers or to go with your grande, non-fat, frappa mocha, extra dry, hold the whipped, pumpkin spiced latte… they tend to be too dry or rather tasteless. Now, if you are having a major flapjack emergency…

Apple and Blackberry, Lemon and Thyme Sponge

During the week I tried out a new recipe for a blackberry and apple cake. I wasn’t too impressed with the results, but decided today I would try again with a adaptions. It’s a basic sponge mix and fairly easy to do. Here is what you need 8″ Baking Tins lined and floured 200g self…

Guac on the Go!

Today we had to head to Staffordshire, many meetings, admin work, not much time for lunch. Being unusually under prepared, I grappled some chilli crackers, 2 avocados and a lemon, chucked them in my favourite scratched up, well used glass dish and headed out the door. Normally when I make Guacamole, I add onions, hot…

My Sanctuary, The Kitchen

It’s been a busy few days in the Muddy Kitchen Floor kitchen. For once we have not been entertaining. Spring cleaning fever has hit, a little late, but it hit in style. It started with the larder. I have a unique relationship with my larder, I love it for its space, it’s TARDIS like quality…

An Old Fashioned Cure All

One of the perils of working in a school, albeit I’m only there one or two days a week, is the fact that children are known bags of germs. I of course mean that in an affectionate way, but just a few days after the whole school gathering in the hall to celebrate our mums…

Watching A Pot Boil

So after not much persuasion, I embarked recently on a new quest. Making marmalade. I have always enjoyed the bitter sweet taste of good marmalade. Not the cheap supermarket versions, I am a sucker for farmers markets and home made produce. I always thought marmalade would be beyond my “talents”, but it is surprisingly simple….