Lemony Lemon Verbena Muffins

According to one of my most treasured books, ´Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History´, lemon verbena was used to make scent, which I imagine was dabbed on the handkerchiefs of senoritas to disguise the stink of Spanish streets of the 1700´s. (to be honest I’ve smelt a few bad Spanish streets recently). If…

´Tres Pratique´ – Fresh Tomato Sauce

…or what I like to call ´make now before the tomatoes you bought last weekend go off sauce´ This takes an awful lot of planning…NOT! I hate wasting food, so I´m making a fresh tomato sauce that I can put in the fridge and use when I fancy pasta or meatballs later in the week.…

Homemade Mini Oatcakes

´I must stop eating crisps, I must stop eating crisps, I must stop eating crisps´. So healthy homemade oatcakes it is! Shop bought oatcakes are too expensive and these are really cheap and quick to make. I’ve added rosemary (which I am addicted to) and black pepper so that there is more flavour than your…

Watermelon Rind – 3 ways…

Whaaat! – you can eat watermelon rind? – I never knew. Its probably due to being bought up in the UK and only having watermelon once every 3 years and that was because it was on offer in the supermarket (nothing wrong with being frugal!). However, if it wasn’t for my BFF who now lives in…

Really Easy Banana Loaf-Cake

There are millions of bananas growing in Tenerife…Im using 5. I’ve never thrown away a banana… if it´s over ripe, I peel it, chop it into big chunks and put it in the freezer. It mostly gets used as a base for cold smoothies after a morning run, but this weekend I need cake! I have teamed…

I’ve discovered the new Cronut…it´s the Spone!

I know….I can´t believe it, I’ve discovered the Spone! – quite by accident, mainly due to not concentrating, not wearing my glasses and talking on the phone. It´s the Sponge cake and Scone.  I would have called it the ´sconge´, until I googled the word and had quite a fright…urban dictionary has 6 definitions for…