Lemon & Poppy Seed Mug Cake

Lemon & Poppy Seed Mug Cake

During the colder months I tend to crave something sweet of an evening. Typically though, by the time I've put the kids to bed I'm all out of energy. This's where a quick, individual serve, dessert recipe like this Lemon & Poppy Seed Mug Cake comes in very handy. Do you remember my Continue reading

Salted Caramel & Pecan Monkey Bread Recipe

Salted Caramel & Pecan Monkey Bread Recipe

Good Morning readers, have you heard about, or tasted Monkey Bread? I have to admit it's pretty new to me also. At first I presumed it was a type of banana bread... well monkey's like banana's?? But no, monkey bread has nothing to do with banana's. So what is our latest US recipe import, Continue reading

Magic Disappearing Blueberry Muffin Recipe

Magic Disappearing Blueberry Muffin Recipe

When I made these amazing blueberry muffins I was in serious cake bliss. You see they smelled SO GOOD! Then I made the mistake of breaking one in half for the "photo shoot". Once the gooey jammy blueberry innards were exposed there was no going back! I popped one half of the sacrificed blueberry Continue reading

Carrot & Ginger Cake w Salted Caramel Glaze

Carrot & Ginger Cake w Salted Caramel Glaze

Have you ever fallen in love with a property from the minute you set eyes on it? I was in love with the Gypsy Cottage the moment I glimpsed this picture perfect getaway. I will tell you more about this gorgeous country hideaway in a later story. Right now I want to share a recipe from our stay. Continue reading

Strawberry Blondie – White Chocolate Brownie

Strawberry Blondie – White Chocolate Brownie

Have you ever been total in love with a recipe and repeated it again and again, eventually to find that you wanted the same treat in a slightly different flavour.  That is how I came to design my strawberry malted blondie. I over indulged in the David Lebotviz dulce de leche brownie and Continue reading

Chocolate Fondant Cake & Blogging Tips

Chocolate Fondant Cake & Blogging Tips

In April I will be celebrating three years of writing Gourmet Getaways. It has been a huge commitment, but an absolute labour of love, so the time has just flown by. My website has allowed me the privilege of working with so many wonderful people, brands, celebrates, chefs and PR companies. I Continue reading

Strawberry Tea Cakes

Have you ever had a secret that you were just dying to tell? I had a surprise phone call on Friday and I would love to tell you all about it! Unfortunately I am not sure if I am allowed to share... so I am going to have to settle for a  slice of strawberry tea cake and a pot of tea Continue reading

“The Sweet Life in Paris”

“The Sweet Life in Paris”

  I have always romantisied the idea of living in Paris for a year or so, perfecting my high school French and eating out with my lovely husband.  I would be sipping red wine in sophisticated wine bars, indulging my sweet tooth in all the chic French Patisseries and immerse myself in “La Continue reading

Stormie D’s Cupcakery

Stormie D’s Cupcakery

“Stop, Stop, Stop... oh too late... hmm maybe tomorrow.” I say. “I can turn around, in a minute... I just have to change lanes, and wait for a right hand turn?” says Mr GG. “No, its okay, we will stop in on the way back” I, oh so dejected ... “We don’t go passed this shop on the way home” Continue reading

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