Crafty Magazine issue 1 – a preview

Here’s a little sneak peek at what’s coming up in issue 1 of Crafty Magazine – out in shops on March 28th!


Foodie Penpals

Hunger striking? Then sign up for Foodie Penpals – the great new way for gastronomes to try new food and get to know a different circle of people.

The Primrose Bakery: Rose biscuits

Yumski! I give another Primrose Bakery recipe a go and have to say that these biccies would be ideal for any vintage tea party. Scoff, scoff, scoff…

Menage a Trois Supper Club: A review

Supper clubs are springing up all over Manchester and the first one has just opened up in the delightful leafy ‘burb of Altrincham. Here’s what I thought of my first Menage a Trois.

Hunger strikes…

Fighting irons at the ready, people of Manchester. The new way to fill your tummies is to head to a stranger’s house for tea. Read on to find out more about how the city is responding to the supper club trend.

Manchester’s Women’s Institute: In Pictures

Last week, the Manchester city centre branch of the Women’s Institute held it’s first-ever meeting. Here’s what went down.

S’mores galore!

Barbecue weather! If you’re not full after stuffing yourself with chicken, kebabs, baked potatoes and sausages, round it all off with a s’more or two. Here’s my version of this American classic.

My High Tea Linky Party #4

Wednesday is high tea linky party day over here at Black Cat Originals, so if you’ve got any tea party-esque posts you just can’t wait to share with the world, get linking now. Huzzah!

Pin-ups in Pinnies: A cupcake review

Alcoholic cupcakes? Who’d have thunk it? I put my taste buds to the test, sampling some of Pin-ups in Pinnies’ boozy baked goods. Cheers, y’all!

Monday’s Points of Pinterest: Truly scrumptious recipes

Warning! If you’re hungry and daydreaming about lunchtime, this post could tip you over the edge! If you like torturing yourself, however, carry on to discover some lovely recipe ideas – all found on social networking site Pinterest.