Afternoon Tea Sunday 9 June 2013

What could be better than kicking off the long awaited summer with a seriously delectable afternoon tea?  I am honoured to have some returning guests for this event as well as some that have been on my waiting list for some time and have struck lucky at last, beating...

L’Enclume

L’Enclume, established in 2002 by Simon Rogan, is situated in the historic village of Cartmel which is tucked away in the southern Cumbrian Lake District, just outside the boundary of the National Park.  The most striking landmark of the village is the beautiful 11th...

The Booze Cruise

The theme for May’s Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club gathering called for a scout through the wine rack, a dig in the drinks cabinet or a trip to the local off licence.  The Booze Cruise was all about any cakes containing your favourite tipple.  Depending on how...

My buttermilk scones

I’m a relatively new comer to the world of baking scones; my hand being ‘forced’ (quite  nicely I hasten to add) as I launched my venture that is Chez Shamwari.  And very pleased I am too to have discovered the delight of a warm scone straight out the oven with all...

Lunch Saturday 27 April 2013

During the spring of every year, there is an annual pilgrimage to my door by a group of very dear friends.  This was the menu to toast the occasion.  I hope the tradition will continue as there’s always something special about these times together. Lunch Menu 27...