All posts tagged: Easter

Easter Edit

Do you have any Easter holiday traditions? When my now grownup children were little, they loved an Easter egg hunt in the garden, and I remember that we all decorated hard boiled eggs with my Mum when she came to stay for the holidays. It’s also lovely to decorate the house with handmade pieces. It’s a little late now, but here is some inspiration for next year, fab eggs and a cute bunny napkin for the Easter table, plus some Easter holiday links I love These pretty marble effect eggs by Nina Holst, using blue nail varnish! Find out how to make these bunny napkins here I love these glam ‘pendant’ eggs by Lene Bjerre These delicate flowers in eggshells are so simple yet so pretty, and I will remember to plant these white grape hyacinths next year! And Paul Hollywood’s ultimate carrot cake, to share with family and friends this Easter. It’s a simple but really nice recipe which is just as suitable for a grey winter day as for an Easter spring time …

Lottie Shaw’s Easter Treats

Easter this week and I was delighted to have the opportunity to review a delicious Easter gift bag of authentic hand baked treats from Lottie Shaw’s, a family company based in this fantastic food county of Yorkshire. This small craft bakery is tucked away in the back of Elland, West Yorkshire. Lottie Shaw’s family have baked seriously good biscuits and cakes in Yorkshire for over 100 years and their recipes passed down through the generations. The range of yummy products are now packaged in sustainable artisan packaging with raffia and luggage ticket labels and mine arrived in this useful jute bag. So with a large pot of tea to hand, I started sampling! And a perfect start was the Parkin. You know if a product has won the Best Bakery Product 2013/2014 and Supreme Product in the Deliciously Yorkshire Award then you are in for a treat really don’t you. The taste of treacle was lovely and it had a nice stickiness to it, really soft, had that homemade taste, and was really easy to …