Tag Archives: West

Christmas Afternoon Tea – Sunday 13 December 2015

Is it just me, or has this been the fastest year on record?  To whizz by that is? Such is the busyness of life I have to diarise my Christmas baking ‘weekend’.  All my festive baking (mincemeat, pudding & cake) … Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea – Sunday 29 November 2015

With autumn in full swing and the festive Christmas season knocking on the door, it was to this seasonal ‘palette’ of flavours and treats I turned to for inspiration when designing this menu.  I also had had an extremely busy … Continue reading

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Pudding cakes – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

I could just begin with what’s not like to about cake and leave it at that? Well indeed. But if you like your cake [and by inference pudding] and to eat it too, then there’s more “what’s not to like” … Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea – Sunday 6 September 2015

I guess I should know by the now that after 4 years of doing this (yes 4 years!) that the deadline of 2pm for afternoon tea to commence seems to arrive quicker than I can throw a wet teabag at … Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea – Sunday 26 July 2015

With summer in full swing, plenty of colour and freshness would be the theme of the day; there would be time enough for comfort food come the autumn. My guests were both newbies and ‘repeat offenders’ – the latter being … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Christmas Afternoon Tea Sunday 14 December 2014

I always look forward to designing my Christmas afternoon tea menu each year. There are so many wonderful flavours and delicious food to match the festivity of the season. While there were the usual suspects of my signature Christmas cake … Continue reading

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A festive lunch – Saturday 6 December 2014

‘Tis the season to be jolly and festivities began in earnest at Chez Shamwari with a lunch befitting any fat man in a red suit. The goal was to deliver a menu dotted with seasonal delights and not stick to … Continue reading

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