A big thank you family x


Since I started my blog in July, I have been welcomed into the wordpress community but feel even more blessed and honoured today to be nominated for the WordPress family award from Tasty treats 13.

I really appreciate it and would also like to thank Fae @ Twist and tango who nominated me for my first award ~ the Sunshine award and Tasty treats 13 for the same award.  I apologise for not being able to blog about it sooner but your loving nominations are well and truly appreciated.


The Liebster award was also awarded to me by Petal loves Goose and Ada @ More food please not long ago and for these awards I am extremely grateful too.  Your love and constant support drives me to make up more recipes and further increases my passion for cooking and now blogging.


As you can understand with these nominations come the questions to answer but to make this concise I hope you don’t mind if I answer one set of questions that were set by Ada @ more food please as to give you more insight to who I am

What is your favourite quote?
The expert in anything was once a beginner

Who is your favourite author?
I do like Dan Brown

What song has a lot of sentimental value for you?
Sittin’ on the dock of the bay by Otis Redding

If you had to name one essential beauty product, what would it be?
Definitely black eyeliner, I always have that top liner wing thing going on

Do you prefer the countryside or city?
Totally prefer the countryside. Dream of having a big country home with an absolutely enormous kitchen!

What is the saddest film you have ever watched?
The time traveller’s wife

If your house was on fire, what three items would you save?
My wedding rings, my rolling pin and a necklace my husband gave to me after the birth of my children

What is your favourite season of the year and why?
Spring! Just love the blossom on the trees and daffodils blooming…knowing that brighter and longer days are just around the corner

If you could do any job in the world what would it be?
A make up artist, I love make up after my love of cooking

Everyone has something that comforts them when they are ill, what is it that makes you feel better?
Cuddling up with my husband and children watching a film with a large mug of tea in my hands 🙂

I would like to nominate the fellow members of my WordPress family for this wonderful family award ~

Anjana @ at the corner
Ada ~ more food, please
Sophie’s foodie files
White girl loves Indian food
Honk if you’re vegan
Simply Vegetarian 777
Kouzounas Kitchen
My food tapestry
Chandni Lahoti
The not so creative cook

All of these lovely people have been soo supportive of me and I really feel like I’m chatting to a member of my family when we comment on our day to day posts! I will ask the same 10 questions that were asked of me above, for you to display the wordpress family award logo and link back to the person who nominated you….thank you xxxx

I would also like to say a very big thank you to Fae for welcoming me with such open arms and nominating me for my first ever blogger award! I was and still am ecstatic.

Also to ChgoJohn from the Bartolini Kitchens for his kind words of encouragement on every recipe I write. It is extremely appreciated!

And to anyone who I’ve missed out! Thank you all xxxx


Brunch for one


Eggs are my weakness! I would eat them all the time if I could. Especially soft eggs where you are able to soak up the creamy egg yolk with some delicious bread. So, though very simple I wanted to share one of my favourite egg brunch dishes with you all.

In this dish the tomato sauce seeps into the light airy bubbles of the ciabatta with a garlic buttery kick plus the richness of the yolk once it is cut in to!
A little piece of heaven to help you along in your day x


1 garlic clove crushed
150g tomato passata with onion
½ tbsp olive oil
Sprinkling of Chilli flakes & oregano
Salt to taste

A slice of ciabatta with garlic butter*


• Heat the oil with the garlic and chilli flakes, pour in the passata and sprinkle in the oregano and salt. Simmer on a low flame for 7-10 minutes


• Toast the ciabatta, spread the garlic butter, top with the tomato sauce and finish off with a soft sunny side up egg

*garlic butter ~ crush a couple of cloves of garlic and mix with some softened butter