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Taking a break

Hello. I’m taking a break for a while. A combination of computer issues that aren’t easy to fix and a host of ‘real world’ problems mean I need to rein in some activities for a while. See you all when I get back ­čÖé

Victoria sponge

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”] There’s a lot of sunshine around here and a sunny Victoria sponge is just the thing for a relaxing spring weekend. It’s simple to make and a real English classic. Just the thing if you’re new to baking. An essential part of afternoon tea, serve it sandwiched with jam – as pictured – … Continue reading

Magnolias in bloom

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”] The magnolias are in bloom in Highgate. Beautiful. Hop over the Channel to Paris In Pink for Spring photography of Paris and fashion in bloom. It’ll lift your heart. Skip along to your nearest park and enjoy some local natural beauty. If you enjoyed this post, why not Like our┬áFacebook page or follow … Continue reading

Farmer’s Market Apple and star anise crumble for Mother’s Day

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”] Happy Mother’s Day! It’s Mother’s Day today in the UK, so have a great day, Mum. My Mum lives a few hours away so I’m spending the day at the┬áNatural Food Show with another great Mum, Elisabeth Winkler of┬áReal Food Lover, whose blog is named after her Mum. I love apple crumble, it’s … Continue reading

Review: Parliament Hill Farmer’s Market

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”] My local farmer’s Market at the bottom of Parliament Hill in London is where I often buy my produce. It’s where I bought the Bramleys that I made into tomorrow’s recipe for Mother’s Day – apple and star anise crumble. It’s held in a school playground just on Hampstead Heath and has producers … Continue reading