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Staverton, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
We produce handcrafted gifts and accessories whilst changing nappies and feeding the ducks! We enjoy creating lovely thigns from gorgeous fabrics, we also enjoy passing our enthusiasm on by way of local workshops.

Friday, 15 June 2012

From the Kitchen of Rosi & Kitty - Tarte au Citron

Good morning, todays baking goodness is a classic Tarte au Citron. Its so easy to make that chefs of any age can get involved at all the stages (My chefs are 2 & 3)

Now, i love Mary Berry and she is on a pedestal in my kitchen, however sometimes life is too short to make your own pastry so, sorry Mary, i bought a pre-made sweet pastry base for £1.60!

She's glaring at me now!!

Anyway, so now you only need to make the filling, easy peasy eh!

5 Large free-range eggs
125 ml Double Cream
225g Caster Suger
Finely grated zest and juice of 4 lemons

Pre-heat oven to 160 oc/325 oF/gas 3

Break all the eggs into a bowl and whisk lightly with a wire whisk, add all the other ingredients and transfer into a pouring jug.

Place pasty case onto a tray and slide onto oven rack, now fill your pasty case with the mixture and gently push the rack into the oven.

Bake for 30-35 mins or untill mixture is just set but has a slight wobble to it.

Leave it to cool, remove from tray, place on a pretty plate, icing sugar to dust, make a pot of tea and serve. By this time the sun will be out and you can sit in the garden!

Enjoy x

Friday, 8 June 2012

From the Kitchen of Rosi & Kitty

As a mum of two little ladies, i thought i would start to share some of our edible creations including Dinner ideas, Baking successes and Snack suggestions - this has come about because the girls love to cook and i love to be crafty, and with all this creativity our brains are bursting to share with everyone!

Chicken and Pea Rissotto

Makes four portions for toddlers

1 Chicken breast, cooked (or left over cooked chicken from a roast)
Handful of peas
1 Chopped leek
Small handful of onions
Cup of Arborio rice
2 pints of Water
1 Vegetable Stock cube
(If you have stock readily available, forget the water and the cube and add 200ml of stock)
Dash of Garlic
Dash of oil
Squeeze of Lemon

Heat oil and garlic in a pan, add onions and heat till they colour. 
Add peas and leeks and heat for 2 minutes. 
Add arborio rice and heat gently for 2 minutes.
Ladle at a time, add the stock, letting the rice soak it up before adding the next ladle. 
Once all the stock is in the pan, add the chicken and heat through for 20 minutes. If rice looks like it needs more liquid at any point, add a dash of boiling water.
Add a squeeze of Lemon and stir through.

Serve warm with a sprinkling of Parmesan on the top.

Very easy and if you make a batch you can freeze portions for another night. 

Happy cooking x

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Cake and Craft events

Good evening, following the success of a Hen party we held last week we would like to offer this service to one and all.

Cake and Craft events are ideal for baby showers, birthdays, hen parties and the like; they are approximately 3 hours long during which time you will be taught how to make your own fabric corsage, you and your guests are then able to create your own and the time includes Tea and Cake served in vintage cups and saucers.

Cake and Craft can be held anywhere and are available for 4 to 10 persons, all fabric and craft equipment is provided as is the cake! No prior experience of sewing needed, its open to one and all x

Cake and Craft events start at just £10 per person and price may vary due to location. If you are interested you can email: or give Jane or Emma a call on 07855949706.