High-Tea at Petit Fours

  ‘There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea’ – Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady.   I couldn’t agree more, Henry James was right on the mark here. At mid-afternoon, my workmates and I went out for a special high-tea and we […]

Baby Shower Morning Tea

  Maternity leave was beckoning a member of the team I work with, so my team-mates hosted a Baby Shower morning tea. We all contributed towards this happy event to see my team-mate onto the next stage of her journey, a baby girl. The team I work in is the team that is known for our legendary parties, (we do […]

Red Velvet Cupcakes from Bluebell’s Cakery by Karla Goodwin

Red Velvet Cupcakes from the book Bluebells Cakery by Karla Goodwin. Bluebell’s Cakery is a boutique bakery in Auckland, New Zealand. Karla trained at Primrose Bakery in London.     These cupcakes have a nice cake consistency moist yet spongey. Because the cake was red and the icing was white with red hearts sprinkled on top, Mum […]

Spring Farmers’ Market

It is always a joy to visit the local Sunday Farmers’ Market. Especially on a Spring morning under a sunny blue sky. I had been to the same exact site the day before for an Edible Gardens show. The wind was strong then, but on this morning it had fortunately died down and was a […]