Wednesday, 1 October 2014

green tea macarons.


with my new found love for baking with green tea, i couldn't wait to try out the flavours in green tea macarons. i'd recently made sushi cupcakes with green tea buttercream so knew i definitely wanted this for the filling. then, i kept the macaron shell recipe fairly simple with a slight hint of food colouring and speckles of finely sieved green tea. i thought it created quite a nice speckled effect, don't you think?

Monday, 29 September 2014

betty's café tea rooms, york.


if you're ever looking for a place to add you your tearoom to-do list, betty's needs to go straight to the top. established in 1919, betty's really is the pinnacle of traditional tea rooms, serving the likes of afternoon tea, light lunches, lovingly made cakes and an extensive loose leaf tea and coffee selection.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

my dream green kitchen.


if you hadn't already guessed it from my love of pistachio ice cream, overuse of green food colouring and recent new retro blender in a gorgeous shade of mint, i am quite partial to the colour green. when i saw that argos were running a colour campaign competition i thought, why not?

Friday, 26 September 2014

trek vs. food.


fancy tucking into a legendary washington dc chilli bowl after a day at the white house? how about a cheese steak sandwich in its home of philadelphia? or why not conquer a classic american hot dog after touring the river trail of north carolina? with a mouthwatering menu of american foodie hotspots teamed with a tour of twelve american states, trek vs. food might just be for you.