Message to my lovely followers

Hello In an attempt to make my blog more professional, I have moved to http://www.battenburgbelle.com/ Hope you will come and find me there. In the meantime, here are some gorgeous biscuits!

A small but perfectly formed ladies’ evening

Missy B and I were dining home alone on Friday, while Mr B went off gallivanting at the Groucho Club(!). Instead of going for a quick omelette after Missy B’s circus skills class… Continue reading

A confession from the kitchen…

…I nearly failed a challenge I set myself in December. Jenny came over last night and reminded me that it is now February and there has been no word of Battenburgbelle’s Book of… Continue reading

The de-skilling of Mr Battenburg

So apparently I have de-skilled Mr B, with my cooking exploits. He tried to claim this exempts him from all activities in the kitchen, including anything related to the dishwasher and washing machine.… Continue reading

Some culinary highs and lows

The weekend got off to a riotous start, with a visit to Battenburg Towers from the lovely ladies of the “Bring a Book Drinking Club”™ Mr Battenburg. I gave the ladies strict instructions… Continue reading

A Soup Kitchen

Funny weekend on the cooking front – Battenburg Towers was the venue for the Naughty Habits Speakeasy@ the Nunnery. It was a great evening, with lovely people, lots of dancing, plentiful supplies of… Continue reading

An old favourite makes a reappearance

Had the day off yesterday, which coincided with Mr B being home in time for dinner, so I rustled up this dish which hasn’t made it on to the Battenburg menu for quite… Continue reading

A week of creative use of leftovers

I decided to tackle the freezer again, so for Sunday dinner I defrosted some cod that had been in there a while and chose a Rick Stein recipe, in which the fish was… Continue reading

Happy New Year from Battenburg Towers!

The Battenburgs had a lovely New Year’s Eve with Becky, Tom and Lily – big thank you to them for a delicious last meal of 2013. Tomato, avocado and mozzarella salad, followed by… Continue reading

Festive bits and bobs

Having celebrated Christmas with the Cardiff branch of the Battenburg family this year, I didn’t spend as much time in the kitchen as usual. I avoided most of the peeling and chopping and… Continue reading