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Christmas banana cake – to eat or gift!

As much as my family loves bananas, we seem to get soft black bananas sitting in the fruit bowl way too often. So a good banana cake recipe is a must! This recipe is a mix of some other recipes with my own Christmassy touches. It takes a while to cook but is moist and...

Christmas rocky road recipe

Last Christmas, I changed a rocky road recipe a bit to make it more Christmassy – but there’s no reason you can’t eat it any other time of the year ­čÖé And if you make and eat it in winter, there’s less of an issue with melting, too! Simple...

Christmas road fudge recipe

Christmas fudge – very yummy and sweet, makes a lovely after dinner treat, a pretty Christmas gift or just something fun to make with the kids! I made this as a combination of fudge and┬árocky road, with more of a Christmas theme. It’s rich and yummy...

Anyone for tea?

I came across this recipe and enjoyed the flavour so much I am making packets of it as Christmas gifts. And my kids are making some this weekend to give their teachers and activity leaders as gifts, too. Spicy orange tea 2 cinnamon sticks, broken into small pieces 14...

Making vanilla wreaths as teacher’s gifts

I like getting my children to give gifts to teachers, etc – and I prefer them to be involved in the gifts somehow. I’m also conscious that most teachers probably get too many candles and soaps as it is. So last year, my kids make some vanilla wreaths and...