This Christmas give the gift of time, and have fun with family and friends. Lots of ideas for a ‘gift-less’ christmas to be found at http://www.thesimpleowl.com!!
Monsters Madness parties are all about green, orange and purple ‘everything’ topped off with googly eyes! Its a super simple party to put together and great fun for birthdays and end of year parties! Calling all monsters: Invites give the first impression of what the party is all about. Click here for a FREE printable of The Simple Owl – Monster… Continue reading Monster Madness – Birthday Party Theme
Cake bunting is a fun and simple DIY craft project. When you fancy personalising a cake, but icing skills are not your forte…cake bunting is the answer! To keep things easy for Easter we have a template for you to use. This year I am entertaining a large gang of family and friends and will need lots… Continue reading Easter Cake Bunting!
Easy Peasy Mince Pies! Many years ago mince pies were filled with beef and game. Over the years they have evolved into a sweet pastry, filled with stewed fruits, suet and a dash of whiskey or port! The mince mixture is made a few months in advance to allow the flavors develop and the pastry… Continue reading Mince Pies…Easy Peasy
So far episode three seemed to be the biggest challenge for the GIBO contestants, and I have full sympathy for them. As I made my way through this recipe, it seemed to be getting further and further away from me! Here is the result…much smaller then they should be. I don’t think these biscuits would… Continue reading Episode Three: The Great Irish Bake Off Challenge – Checkerboard Coookies
Lard, wild apple mint and wild garlic leaves!! If nothing else my pantry and use of new ingredients will be greatly expanded! Here goes week two, Dingle Pie. I have tried to find the history of the pie, which I think looks very similar to a Cornish pasty, but have had no luck! If anyone… Continue reading Episode Two: The Great Irish Bake Off Challenge – Dingle Pie Accompanied by Spring Broth
Here we go! Week one of my Great Irish Bake Off (GIBO) challenge and a regular blog post! For me, the most important thing about battenburg cake is the story! Some say the true origin of the cake is unknown. Of all the theories my favorite is the marriage of Queen Victoria’s granddaughter, Princess Victoria to… Continue reading Episode One: The Great Irish Bake Off Challenge – Rose and Lemon Battenberg Cake