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Month: July 2016

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Chocolate fudge topping

This is the same chocolate cake recipe as my previous blog just with a different topping. I’ve tried so many different chocolate frosting/icing recipes but this is definitely my favourite so far. Ingredients 4.5 oz light soft brown sugar 170g evaporated milk 9 oz chocolate (in small pieces) 2 oz soft butter few drops vanilla extract Method Combine sugar & evaporated milk in a heavy saucepan. Heat gently till sugar dissolves and bring to boil & simmer on low heat…

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Chocolate cake

I love getting my recipe books out on a Saturday night and doing a little bit of baking. There’s nothing nicer than the smell of home baking wafting through the house and I usually make a dessert for Sunday lunch if we are having family or friends round. Hubby is in charge of the Sunday roast and I’m the pastry chef!  I usually make a pavlova or cheesecake but my little 3 year old grandson is obsessed with chocolate cake…

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Summer days and memories ☀️ ????

As my husband travels a lot with work he usually likes to relax at home over the weekend and we don’t tend to go far. I hate shopping when it’s busy so we usually avoid town and head to the garden centre for a late breakfast or an early lunch.  This weekend I decided to make a picnic and we went a run down the coast to the beautiful little village of Portballintrae. Portballintrae is a beautiful seaside village in…

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Ballydugan Mill-Vintage Wedding

Kyle and Emma’s stunning wedding last year at Ballydugan Mill was one of my favourite ever and I’m heading there again soon to style another beautiful event.  I covered this beautiful wedding a while back over on the fab Party Pieces blog but thought I’d pop a post on here with some of the beautiful pics from the day. The gorgeous official wedding pics were taken by the very talented Naomi Campbell and the rest of the pics here were…

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Gift ideas / wish list

I absolutely love fresh flowers and like to have them in my home as much as possible but when I’m looking for something a little bit different  to send as a gift I like to shop around for something special. These are just a few of my favourite gift ideas of things which I’d LOVE to receive myself! I do like to make a real effort into choosing something that someone  will personally love as there’s nothing worse than receiving…

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