Torta Do Santiago at Scorrier House Estate

Torta Do Santiago at Scorrier House Estate

Last week I was lucky enough to visit the beautiful Scorrier House and it’s surrounding grounds, which happen to be the venue for this weekends Great Estate Festival. The recipe I’m baking is for torta do Santiago which a super light flourless almond sponge cake with the fresh flavours of lemon & orange and is also free from gluten and dairy. The beautiful stately home “Scorrier House” has its very own orangery where I had the privilege of picking some of their home grown fruit to use in my recipe.

Vegan, Gluten-free Dog biscuits

Vegan, Gluten-free Dog biscuits

Today I’m sharing a recipe for your four-legged pals. The Jam Jar is, of course, a dog-friendly cafe so why not treat your pooch to a post walk energy biscuit while you enjoy a coffee! I’ve included a few snaps of my regular canine customers enjoying their treats, can you spot your pooch?

Lemon Easter Loaf Recipe

Lemon Easter Loaf Recipe

With these brighter, longer evenings and ‘occasional’ sun-filled days it’s finally starting to feel like spring has arrived. Tell tale signs when I’m baking at home are my edible flower boxes are starting to bloom and the afternoon light floods in through my kitchen windows at the extact time I start to bake, making it the perfect relaxing wind down after a busy day at the cafe.

Orange and Almond Amaretti Biscuits

Orange and Almond Amaretti Biscuits

Similar to my coconut macaroons, my orange & almond amaretti biscuits are simple and easy to make and keep really well in a Kilner jar...if they last that long! This is part 2 of my kitchen tour in the beautiful  Loft available to rent through Seavista BnB and my outfit has been styled by Roo's Beach - bright and cheerful yellows and blues, just in time for Spring!

Clean, Green Smoothie for a Tuesday

Clean, Green Smoothie for a Tuesday

This week I'm back in my home kitchen whizzing up a nutritious green smoothie packed with lots of fresh, healthy greens to give you the vitamin boost we all need at this time of year and kick start any of those Blue Monday woes! I also give my opinion on my favourite non dairy milks by rude health and which flavours I think work best and where...

Spiced Pumpkin Pecan Loaf Recipe

Spiced Pumpkin Pecan Loaf Recipe

As I spend a lot of my time in the kitchen, I believe this space can be as beautiful and stylish as any other room in the house. As part of my new blog and to feed my love of home interiors I will be baking my Jam Jar cakes on a 'Kitchen Tour' finding inspirational kitchens to bake and share my Jam Jar Cafe recipes from - today its my Autumnal favourite, Spiced Pumpkin and Pecan Loaf....