If Richard Curtis did cupcakes…getting gorgeously & sugary high at the original Primrose Bakery.

Cupcakes are over…

…well, that’s what some people say.ย I am not friends with those people because frankly I don’t know why anyone would say something so mean and to those folk I ask what did those soft, perfectly-sized-for-little-hands cakes topped with mountains of pillowy-soft, bonbon coloured frosting ever do to you?

Did the Salted Caramel cut you up in traffic?

Did the Red Velvet forget to say thank-you when you held the door open for her?

Did that Malteser topped bad boy push in front of you last week in Wholefoods?

No? Then back off please and with immediate effect. Walnut studded brownies may squeeze into your affections, lighter-than-air whoopie pies may simper through the door and triple layer cakes will always muscle into prime position on a sagging-under-the-weight-of-frosting shelf but cupcakes aren’t going anywhere just yet and celebrating a decade in the business of making us happy with baked goods is the simply gorgeous Primrose Bakery.

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Buying locally, eating divinely; the beauty of a simple, neighbourhood breakfast…

This is going to be a simple post to reflect the food within it. Sometimes you want an explosion of new flavours & unusual ingredients on your plate and sometimes you only want one or two things done really rather well. Good thing then that this breakfast consists of just those very things – bread and jam, both local, both heart-warmingly delicious.

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An addictive new mapley-mustardy way to feast on sweet potato & kale fried wild rice…

Ok kids, hold onto your tummies and get ready for something exciting to hit your plate in great, greedy, overflowing spoonfuls because I’m gonna level with you here – this is one of the most delicious dishes I have ever made. I could literally eat it every day and not get sick of it and I’m so excited to share it with you because holy sauteed kale Batman, you are going to love it every bit as much as I do and you may even find yourself saying a little prayer of thanks that you took five minutes to read this post and expand your dinner repertoire.

The flavours are delicious – a completely addictive combination of sweet and savoury with balsamic tang nestling side by side with mustard heat and a gorgeous partnership of soft, sticky, caramelised sweet potato with earthy kale and nutty wild rice.

It’s simple. It’s quick. It’s flavourful and although you could easily serve it as a side to a beautiful piece of plump salmon or a protein packed grilled chicken breast, J and I have unashamedly taken the obsession to the level of eating whole platefuls of it as dinner…even as I write this, he’s sat beside me making yummy noises that are both endearing & understandable…

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