The birthday Cake


Hello how are you? I didn’t mean to be away for quite so long but other things seem to have got in the way. I have lots to update you on but today I want to share Ellie’s 21st birthday. She chose to go away and picked a hotel in Turkey for some last minute sunshine before Winter begins. I emailed ahead and booked a table in the Turkish restaurant for the big.. Read More

Strawberry Fields Forever!!

The sweltering heat on Saturday set myself and the youngest thinking about Strawberries. As luck would have it we live about 3 miles away from the wonderful Claremont Farm. They do ‘pick your own’ fruit and so we went hunting.   Strictly speaking,  I am opposed to child labour, however when it comes to filling my fridge with the best strawberries that the Wirral has to offer, then I relax my standards. The strawberries.. Read More

Tea bread

  When I was baking for the party last week, I decided quite late on that I wanted to make a fruit cake or two  for the adults, although that said, Miss Glade loves a slice herself! I confess that I usually throw the ingredients in, mix and bake, it mostly turns out ok. This time I measured everything because I knew I would want to share it. Orange marmalade is included in.. Read More

Carrot cake with Orange topping!

A very firm favourite cake in this house is Carrot Cake. I never mind because I always kid myself into thinking that I am providing one of their five a day. Tentative? Give this a go, I promise it is worth it! Ingredients Cake 225g self raising flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ground mixed spice 150g soft dark brown sugar 150g peeled and grated carrots 2 eggs 150ml sunflower oil 2.. Read More

A ‘Welcome to The Glade’ Lemon Drizzle cake

We were the sixth family to move into The Glade. Most families that have moved in since have been welcomed with a Lemon Drizzle cake. (If you are reading this and you have moved in and didn’t received a cake,  let me know and I will hasten to rectify the situation ASAP). People are often impressed with this particular cake, however in the spirit of sharing, I am about to take one for.. Read More