Category: Kitchen

A handful of vanilla pods 2

Homemade Vanilla Extract

Sweetly spicy and aromatic, vanilla is probably the most used flavouring in the cottage kitchen. It’s a comforting base note in cookies and hot chocolates, pancakes and muffins and almost everything I bake has a teaspoon...

Spiced Hot Chocolate - made with real chocolate 5

Spiced (and Slightly Salted) Hot Chocolate

A freezing cold afternoon plus one trying-to-avoid-too-much-caffeine-mother and a grumpy-from-her-nap-toddler. The only solution? Two cups of warming Spiced Hot Chocolate. When I was in college, a mug of this – made with lots of...

An Ardmore p 4

I Am of Ireland

I love using handcrafted things in the kitchen.  This espresso cup is a piece of Ardmore Pottery, a souvenir that I couldn’t resist buying after we had a Very Lovely Lunch at the Cliff House Hotel...


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