These sugar cookies are great for when you need a Christmas cookie recipe that is quick and easy. They hold their shape perfectly and are delicious to boot!
I have a confession to make – I have never made a sugar cookie before now! To be perfectly honest I hadn’t really even heard of them until recently. I’m sure that I have seen them before but because they look so much like shortbread biscuits I have ignored them. Big mistake!
You see until recently I have never really enjoyed Christmas biscuits. I don’t like shortbread biscuits much and since they are … Continue reading →
A great advent calendar doesn’t have to be hard. Here are 10 advent calendars that are quick & easy. Some can even be made from recycled everyday items!
I don’t remember advent calendars when I was little. They may have been around but I don’t think that they were as popular as they are now. Am I wrong?
Anyway the first memory that I have of an advent calendar is seeing the commercial ones in the supermarket. You know the ones where you open the tab up each day and get a chocolate! I think I was past getting excited about a small … Continue reading →
This last month has just flown by – I can’t believe that December is almost upon us! As the end of November fast approaches we now have to start thinking about the December gardening jobs that need to be carried out.
For us December usually means that the garden hoses are dusted off and the watering systems are checked. Nothing has changed this year because the amount of rain that we have had lately is slowly starting to ease up.
While we have had a few showers, they are becoming less frequent and the slow increase in temperature means the ground is really starting to dry … Continue reading →
When beautiful spring roses begin to bloom, aphids will usually try to spoil the show. But I have just learnt that getting rid of them is easier than you might think!
Since the beginning of spring our rose bushes have really taken off and they are now literally covered in flowers and flower buds. Recently when I was having a closer look at one of the buds I noticed that it was covered in aphids. They were gathering on the new buds and sucking the moisture out of them. They were basically spoiling the look of the flowers before they had even had … Continue reading →
These cinnamon palmiers are very addictive because they are so crunchy and sweet. They are also a treat that anyone can make because the recipe is so easy!
I have recently been introduced to an amazing little pastry snack that I had never even heard of before now. The sweet little bites of heaven that I am referring to are cinnamon palmiers. I’m not sure why I have never come across them before now – they are so good everyone should know about them!
When I first stumbled across this recipe I thought it sounded too good to be true – something truly yummy can’t be that easy to make! … Continue reading →