Sunday, 22 March 2009

happy mother's day!

Remember me?? Apologies for my extended absence... life's been hectic. It started with my parents moving house after two years of trying to downsize. From agreeing a sale to moving house, it all happened in under six weeks and i was tasked with selling furniture on ebay and helping on move day. I've only just recovered...

Then i had to go to France for work and in between i've been catching up with friends and family...

Long story short, i've been neglecting my blog and my lovely readers so i now need to make amends!

To kick off with, i thought i'd share some sweet treats from our Mother's Day afternoon tea.

My sister Claire made this delicious cake from a Domestic Goddess recipe:

Cherry Almond Loaf Cake - recipe can be found here.

And i made these yummy gluten-free brownies, also courtesy of Nigella, which has got to be the easiest brownie recipe ever:

Flourless Chocolate Brownies - recipe can be found here.


  1. Yay, Lisa is back! I went through a similar move helping my parents 850 miles away last year, so I completely understand how time consuming that can be. My little nephew is allergic to gluten, so I'm excited to try the new brownie recipe next time I visit him.

  2. Welcome back, lovely Lisa! I just popped on her to make your lovely winter broth with haricot beans and chorizo (for about the 100th time!), and I'm thinking those choc brownies look good for Anya's birthday - need to come up with an official birthday cake, a party cake and cakes for classmates!

  3. Thank you lovely ladies - it's great to be back and I've missed you!

    HE, have a look at this thread on Nigella's website - sounds like a nice easy cake to make (as long as Anya likes ladybirds!!!).

  4. Hey, just seen this on the Waitrose website and think these cupcakes look great! One for the recipe file to make for another more kiddy-focused afternoon tea perhaps?