Monday, 29 December 2014

Flat Iron: review

Flat Iron was highly recommended by my friends Kat and Dan, they even went to describe it as ‘EPIC’ so I just had to try it for my birthday meal the other weekend.

Monday, 22 December 2014

Raspberry Jam

Another simple recipe coming your way!! Raspberry Jam - perfect on toast or even to flavour Italian Meringue Buttercream. 

This homemade raspberry jam with only two ingredients couldn't be any easier, all you need is equal amounts of raspberries and sugar.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Handmade Christmas Cards

Is craft time again! My last few post have all been food related and with Christmas just around the corner I thought it was time for some festive crafts. I love receiving homemade cards, so here are 3 cute and simple card ideas. 

Monday, 17 November 2014

Hot Spiced Apple

The weather is getting colder as we approach December and as I mentioned in last weeks post I've been loving Costa's Hot Spiced Apple and I even had a go at making it at home. So here's my winter warmer Hot Spiced Apple recipe. 

Monday, 10 November 2014

October Favourites

October Favourites

Aren't the months just flying by, only 46 days until Christmas - Eek.
I thought I'd try something new, an October favourites post. Monthly favourites seem to be quite popular in the blogging world, I love to read what people have been loving each month, so here's my first favourites post!

Monday, 6 October 2014

Fresh Tagliatelle Dish

[Serves 2]

Sorry it's been quiet here for the past couple of months but it's been a busy summer.  I am now back and refreshed ready for this autumn/winter weather, seasonal food and all the holidays ahead.

Are you ready for another quick and simple dish?

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Homemade Berry Frozen Yogurt

Try this 3 step Super Simple Berry Frozen Yogurt. It's perfect for the recent warm weather, with only 3 ingredients and healthier than ice cream there are no excuses not to try this recipe and you don't even need an ice cream maker.
Homemade Berry Frozen Yogurt

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Fathers Day Gift Guide

I find my dad so difficult to buy for, every year I ask him what he wants and every year he says 'Don't worry, I don't need anything'. 

Is your Dad the same?

With only one week until Father's Day, if you haven't found a gift yet here are some ideas. 
Fathers Day Gift Guide

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Brunch at Bills Restaurant

For a friends birthday last Sunday 19 of us went to Bills Restaurant for a spot of brunch on Wellington Street near Covent Garden.  This was my second visit to a Bills in 2 weeks and yet again it didn't disappoint.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Apple Crumble Porridge

I have recently got back into porridge,  its great on those winter mornings ... and yes I know it's nearly summer but this week has been cold and miserable. So for a little more indulgent weekend porridge try this Apple Crumble Porridge recipe. Inspired by my love of apple crumble and missglamorazzi's Apple Crisp Oatmeal!!
Click here for the Apple Crumble Porridge Printable Recipe Card
Printable Recipe Card

Monday, 19 May 2014

Sight Seeing And Face Scoffing

The day I decided to start blogging!!
My good friend Kat and I share a passion for all things food but in particular sweet treats! After doing a bit of research and reading several blogs we decided to embark on a day of exploring London's finest bakeries. It was after this sunny Saturday in August that I thought about blogging and sharing my love for food and crafts.

Now I will hand over to Kat to share with you the tales of this incredible day. 

In the quest for the perfect cupcakes, luscious chocolates, and mouth-watering macaroons, Mel and I ventured to several sites throughout London one Saturday. Our adventure took us to both well- and lesser-known establishments.

In preparation, I trawled the internet for inspiration and advice on places to visit in London, and we were not let down by the suggestions. The day was jam-packed (mmmm…jam) so I will give you the highlights.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

DIY Framed Crayon Letter for under £20

It's project time again.

Click here for The Letteroom Crayon M Framed 3D Artwork - from John Lewis
John Lewis - £60

I am sure everybody has seen these around, I think the are fantastic, vibrant, colourful and great for a craft room or kids room!! BUT. . .  at £60 from John Lewis, The Letterooms Crayon M framed 3D artwork is a little too pricey, so I thought I would try making my own. 

Monday, 5 May 2014

Homemade Red Pesto

Now I absolutely love Borough Market and in particular one stall, Borough Olives!! Their stall is packed with wooden barrels of fresh ingredients, a variety of stuffed olives, feta cheese, sun dried tomatoes, an incredible balsamic glaze and the most amazing green and red pesto. The staff are always very helpful and give great suggestions and tips as well as letting you taste before you buy :-)

Monday, 21 April 2014

Easy Envelope Cushion Tutorial

I have been wanting to do this project for a while but I just hadn't found the fabric I wanted. 
As you will know, I found it! At the Creative Stitches, Fashion Embroidery & Hobbycrafts Show two weeks ago.

I am not an expert at sewing and I bought my first sewing machine only a couple of months ago but this is an ideal beginner project.

So let's get started!

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Hot Cross Buns

One a penny, two a penny... Yes, it's that time of year. Easter is just around the corner and I will be visiting family at the weekend so I thought homemade Hot Cross Buns would go down a treat!
Click here for the Hot Cross Buns Printable Recipe Card
Printable Recipe Card

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Creative Stitches, Fashion Embroidery & Hobbycrafts show

This weekend I traded in the baking for the Creative Stitches, Fashion Embroidery & Hobbycrafts show (wow that's a mouthful). It was at the ExCeL Centre, London and my friend Stacey joined me. The ExCeL is a great location, jumping off the DLR at Prince Regent and strolling straight in was so convenient. It was £10 entry which is a great price however, we did miss out on a half price ticket with Groupon - really need to start checking the deal websites more often!!

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Gâche Melée

Gâche Melée, pronounced "Gosh Mel-Are" is a traditional Guernsey dish, commonly made with suet to make a heavy apple cake. There are soo many variations of this recipe but this is my take and again its super simple.
Click here for the printable Gâche Melée Recipe Card
Printable Recipe Card

Monday, 24 March 2014

Glass Etching

I recently discovered glass etching - it's a great way to personalise your glassware and a simple yet effective way to spice up your kitchen or great as a gift. Perhaps even a personalised vase for your mum this Mothering Sunday!  

For this project you will need: 

  • Armour Etching Cream
  • Glassware (Jar, Bottle, Candle, Vase)
  • Sellotape or masking tape 
  • Letter Stickers
  • Paint brush 
  • Rubber gloves

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Lemon Drizzle Loaf

So to start off my blogging adventures, I thought I'd begin by sharing one of my all time favourite recipes and the best bit ... its super simple!
This recipe was given to me by a family friend and you are going to love it because it’s quick and simple but never fails to impress!! Its zesty with a tangy moist crumb, that will leave your palate wanting more.

Hello and Welcome to All Hans-on!

After becoming addicted to Pinterest - this was me >>>

... and an amazing Saturday afternoon exploring London's finest bakeries with my good friend Kat, an equally enthusiastic baker, I decided to start blogging.

I would like to share with you my adventures, reviews, recipes, crafty projects and love of sweet treats and greasy burgers!!!

So Bake ~ Make ~ Create with me!

Thanks for visiting, I hope you enjoy. 
I would love to hear your ideas and suggestions so please leave a comment or question below.

Mel xoxo