Spring time! – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

With the daffodils out and signs of cherry blossoms on the trees, a spring time theme seemed appropriate for this time of year. As luck would have it, a sunny Saturday afternoon too added to the occasion. Our very kind hosts for the afternoon were Pickles Deli in...

Afternoon Tea Saturday 7 March 2015

I have a very small select group of ‘regulars’ amongst my guests and today’s visitors were some of those lucky ones – not because people don’t want to come back I hasten to add. On the contrary. The challenge is my ever growing waiting list and the need to give those...

East Meets West – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

I suppose you could argue that if you continued to travel east, you’d eventually end up back in the ‘west’! However, the idea behind this theme was to consider ingredients and flavours typical of Asia or those parts of the ‘eastern world’. Interestingly enough, a lot...

Lunch – Sunday 22 February 2015

Ah, the institution that is Sunday lunch. With winter hanging on outside, the inclement weather battering the windows, it really was most fitting to be enjoying the warming comforts of good food and genial company. A five course menu was the order of the day so I hope...

Afternoon Tea Sunday 25 January 2015

What better to do on a very wintery Sunday afternoon in the middle of January than indulge in a delectable afternoon tea? Warm and cosy inside, lashings of tea and cake, great company and conversation; there’s no better place to be. These were indeed the sentiments of...