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Archive for September, 2014

welcome autumn!

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

What a gorgeous summer we have had. I measure how great it was by how often I used my barbeque and how regularly I got to sit in my garden in the evening. Both of these activities I have to say, were very regular during the longer days.

On the barbeque, not only did I cook the usual fare but I made PIZZA on the barbecue. Yes it’s true! Apparently conventional ovens cant get hot enough to make a really great crispy pizza base. I made the pizza dough from scratch using this recipe from Good Food went ahead and cooked the whole thing on the barbie. I was using a gas barbeque but charcoal ones work fine too.

Other great things this Summer in Glasgow included the Commonwealth Games. Every day felt like a festival. The sun was shining, people were smiling and there really was an excited buzz about the place. There were so many things going on in the city alongside the sport, so even if  you aren’t particularly fond of sports, there were plenty of other cultural things going on to keep you entertained.

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Looking forward to the shorter days and cooler temperatures, I love to start baking with all the lovely spices associated with the season. On the cake bar this week using seasonal courgettes is a spiced courgette loaf with walnuts, nutmeg and lots of cinnamon. Butternut squash, sweet potato and apples feature heavily this month. To go with them apple spiced tea, a gorgeous herbal tea which turns pink on brewing. Or how about spicy chai? Surely the cosiest tea in the world!

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See you soon in the tearoom?

holiday time!

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

We have had a super busy year so far and it is not time to take a little break. Unfortunately as a small business it is tricky to remain open while staff take holidays so I hope  this doesn’t not cause you too much inconvenience.

We’ll be away from Tuesday 9th September until we reopen on Thursday 18th September.

I really look forward to seeing you on my return.

Pamela