The Bayonne Festival – Les Fêtes de Bayonne, Basque Country, France

Recently I went on another trip to one of my favourite places, Biarritz in the South West of France.  Whilst there, we realised there was a big festival on in the neighbouring town of Bayonne.  (I’d only ever known Bayonne for its ham before!)  What we didn’t realise was that this is in fact the…

Sparkling Apple Wine – The New Champagne? from Thatchers Family Reserve

This weekend we had a small family reunion on the cards!  Some of Dan’s family live overseas and they were in the country so we decided to throw a celebratory BBQ.  And every good BBQ deserves a little bit of sparkle!  Recently I was gifted some sparkling apple wine from Thatchers Family Reserve and it…

Tavole di San Giuseppe – St Joseph’s Tables

This weekend we were back in Puglia!  We’d been invited to celebrate the festival of Tavole di San Giuseppe (St Joseph’s Tables).  We were guests of the Mayor of Minervino di Lecce and he was excited to show us the traditions that they celebrate.  The Tavole di San Giuseppe is a festival held on the…

Raspberry Almond Cake with Coconut Cream

This weekend was my Mummy’s Birthday and I wanted to make something special for her!  She, like me, follows the Specific Carbohydrate Diet.  This means no grains, gluten or refined sugar amongst other things, so a traditional cake was definitely out of the question.  Last year I made her my Carrot Cake & Date Muffins…

Easy Guacamole

Heading home for Father’s Day, the plan was for my brother and I to cook lunch for my dad – hopefully a BBQ, but in England you always need a backup plan in case the weather doesn’t cooperate. Luckily, the weather looked as if it was going to hold out, so that morning my mum…

Forest Fruit & Blueberry ‘Cheese’Cake

Heading to a hen party tomorrow, I wanted to make something a little bit special (but still healthy – so that I could eat it).  I’m not usually a huge fan of sweet things, and would always pick cheese over a dessert, but I knew there’d be plenty of things to tempt me so I…