So I managed to drag myself away from painting the new casa this week for some pumpkin patch attention and my frenchie idol Eric at the Cake and Bake show in the big smoke
With village show approaching & having been volunteered to volunteer on the cream tea stand, thought better get into the spirit of things and enter some of the show tent categories. Being the most competitive person I know and not buying into any of that ‘its the taking part that counts’ malarkey, not sure this was the best judgement I’ve made…. outrage prevailed…. Continue reading “Posh and Pretty Victoria Sponge”
Three months of a courgette glut, and one has had to get a little more inventive, than tarts and the courgetti spiralising fad. Five courgette plants on the alotto plotto of two green varieties has given me an explosion of greeny big ‘uns. After pickling my onions I was quite partial to the idea of playing about with a little courgette preservation, and ended up … Continue reading Courgette amourette – 5 ways to preserve zuchinni with love
Seaside hut, buttercup, shabby chic, banksy, hitchcockesque, speakeasy, sunshine influenced shed is now rocking it down at the alloto plotto. Many creative hours spent on my hut of prettiness has slightly taken over the weed control on the plotto the last few weeks, oops. Shed sides and roof delivered by one of the flat capped oldies from his cannabis growing neighbour, whose apparent expanding business has resulted in the need for him to invest in a larger ‘facility’. All a bit questionable but bingo for me as have been putting off spending several hundred pounds on a small shed for the past twelve months to store tools and collect much needed water.
Some months past Mamma mia, given charge of fruit plants at the alloto plotto, added a blackcurrant plant amid numerous raspberry canes and beyond. What the heck does one do with blackcurrants…. Ribena being my only blackcurrant consumption of recollection meant the hunt was on – what can I bake with two handfuls of blackcurrants…. Continue reading “Allotto plotto first bakes – cake it up – berry drizzle cake”
First proper summer at the allotto plotto. Time to bake up some alloment produce to show home grown home baked tastes awesome! I have taken the tart it up theme from my baking frenchie hero Eric Lanlard Im quite partial to a tart, particularly when it comes with cheese cheesey cheese and proper buttery pastry (so basically artery clogging yuminess crumbiness). But fill it with … Continue reading Allotto plotto first bakes – tart it up
Whoop baby, its an onion invasion….. Shallots- Wasn’t quite expecting upon planting 2 packs of wilkos finest shallot bulbs at the beginning of this year Id quite end up with so many shallots per bulb, and blonde-ly never considered I probably only use 10 shallots about once every three years in a frenchie beef bourguignon. Oooops. Light bulb. Pickled onions. The stalks started to flop over in mid summer and … Continue reading Pickle my onions
My amazing friend has designed me a fantabultatsic sugary sweet forking belle cupcake and spade logo (and even got my spade the right colour red!) She has also perfectly created my character with a vintage meets cute look inspired by land girl, country bumpkin, our joint love of disney, cupcakes and my forks used for scoffing and sewing! Check out her website here ….my besties art … Continue reading Cutesy vintage logos
I am a mad scientist, cake scoffing, loony toon, country bumpkin chica who adores baking and my newish allotment. So I thought why the hell not, lets give this blog thing a go and start one about the two things that make me mad, frustrated, baffled and totally in love….. Bake Make Cake, Im a Baker and Cake Decorator Born a chocaholic, its only been a few since … Continue reading It’s all about me!
Newbie blogger – Novice alotmenteer wondering how everyone else on the plot gets such straight lines (wiggles give character!) Baking and cake decorating lover although my main expertise lies in scoffing and making the biggest mess possible in the process Continue reading Newbie blogger