Muffins

Lemon Coconut + Honey Muffins

Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 15 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Easy Hello my lovelies! We haven’t had a muffin for a while. So let’s give ourselves a soft bright springtime hug. Sunny lemon. Soft moist coconut. And a dab of sweet honey. These muffins aren’t a dramatic revelation. They’re kind…

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Cupcakes

Brandy + Lemon Queen Cakes

Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 12 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Easy Hello my lovelies. This one is a classic and a favourite of mine. Golden Buttery cakes studded with currants. I know that ‘queen cake’ has become almost synonymous with fairy cake or cupcake in some circles but I am…

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Cakes

Lemon + Thyme Polenta Cake

Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 30 Minutes | Total Time : 2 hours | Difficulty : Easy Hello my lovelies! How about a bit of cake? A bit of cake that is pretending it’s spring. Bright lemon with a touch of aromatic thyme. I used to hate the texture of polenta in things. I just didn’t…

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Bars and Slices, Gluten Free

Buckwheat + Lemon Blondies

Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 40 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Easy Hello my lovelies! This week is brought to you by interesting flours. While I have nothing against gluten (obvs.) there are so many delicious options out there that should make it onto your menu because they offer so much…

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Sweets

Turkish Delight Marshmallows

Prep Time : 20 Minutes | Cook Time : 15 Minutes | Total Time : 2 hours | Difficulty : Candy Hello my lovelies! It’s probably about time I admitted that I have a problem. They tell me it’s the first step to recovery but I’m not sure I want to recover. But I shouldn’t hide my marshmallow obsession from…

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Preserves

Lemon + Vanilla Marmalade

 Prep Time : 30 + 30 Minutes | Cook Time : 1 1/2 Hours | Total Time : 2 1/2 hours | Difficulty : Jam Hello my lovelies! Jumping back into it with one for all my lemon loving friends out there. You never see marmalade made with just lemons. We’re totally going to make it a thing. It’s so…

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Drinks

Sunshine Punch

 Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 5 Minutes | Total Time : 30 Minutes | Difficulty : Easy Hello my lovelies! This week is brought t you by desperately clinging to warmer days. Bright golden summery-seeming punch today. Golden sunny saffron rolls later on. Let me have this one. I’m wearing two layers of woollen socks. Homemade…

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Preserves

Homemade Lime Curd

 Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 20 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Moderate Hello my lovelies! NZ limes are just coming on. And by coming on I mean are less than the $30 a kilo that imported limes cost. So it’s a good time to start adding lime to everything. I have…

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Muffins

Blueberry + Lemon Muffins

 Prep Time : 10 Minutes | Cook Time : 20 Minutes | Total Time : 30 Minutes | Difficulty : Easy Hello my lovelies! I am slowly getting over my cold. My natural immunity has clearly dropped off significantly. Another good reason to never go into an office building again… It’s been hard to get work done. My sense of…

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Bars and Slices

Wishing it was Spring Streusel Bars

 Prep Time : 30 Minutes | Cook Time : 30 Minutes | Total Time : 2 hours | Difficulty : Easy Hello my lovelies! The greyness continues. So we reach for flavours that make us think of sunny days. Lemon. Coconut. These bars take a little time but it’s all easy work done by hand. Pottering in the warm haven…

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