Baking up a Treat


Things to Bake:

The nights are drawing in and Christmas is coming. A lovely time to bake and make treats. So here are a few ideas that make great snacks for when people visit. Or great gifts for people for Christmas. Read more

Pin Gin | Gin Discovery


What would you do if your husband came home and told you he wanted to start a Christmas Tree and Gin business? This is what happened to Amy… and not long after gin making equipment started arriving at her home.  Read more

Bake | How To Make a Beautiful But Simple Real Flower Cake

We have all seen the stunning cakes with real flowers on this summer, including at the royal wedding. Here is a really simple cake: Read more

Things To Do With Coffee | Food Blog

We love coffee. it is more than just something to wake us up in the morning, it is a ritual. However you make it (in a cafeteria, Drip coffee filters, Stove top coffee makers, or just a spoonful of instant) making it can give you a moments reflection and calm… and even if it doesn’t and you grab a cup on the way into work each morning, it does taste amazing.

Here are a few other ideas of what you can do with coffee other than just drinking it.

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Things To Do With Marshmallow | Food Blog

mallow maid classical vanilla marshmallow

Classical Vanilla Marshmallow

Summer holidays are here! And it is a great time to start baking and making and camp fires (please choose a safe and suitable area). With this in mind, we thought we would give you a few ideas on what to do with marshmallows rather than just eat them.

And we decided to ask an expert, so we asked  The Mallow Maid

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Lemons & Lemonade

Summer has always linked in my head with lemons and lemonade. Homemade lemonade; not the fizzy type, the refreshing, tastes healthy- but has too much sugar in it to actually be healthy- type. Lemon sorbet. Lemon drizzle cake… and (picked up from travels in Africa) my favourite gin based cocktail. Basically, I am using the excuse of having a new lemon squeezer on the website to share a few of my favourite food and drink recipes with you all. I hope you enjoy. Read more

Easter Making- How to make edible, sugar coated flowers and what to do with them.

We at Home of Juniper have a passion for food. This passion usually revolves around eating… but when we do have time to get in the kitchen the creativity that can go into cooking can be pretty wonderful.

Perfect for this time of year, and great to do with children, is making sugar-coated flowers.

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G&T anyone? | For the Love of Gin

Last month we stumbled across a rather wonderful craft gin … Tea flavoured!

Based in Yorkshire, this company’s gin was so lovely we have decided to share it with you, incase you haven’t heard of it before. One of the first things that caught our attention with this gin was the flavours…they make a lavender addition and a tea addition, two of our favourite things! Read more

The Food Connection | A Conversation with Tessa Kiros

Provence to Pondicherry by Tessa Kiros

We at Home of Juniper love food. Food is very important. Food holds memories; memories of a grandmothers cooking, recollections of travels abroad, reminders of meals with friends and family… This is something food writer and chef Tessa Kiros understands. Her recipe books are intertwined with history of the food, the links to herself, her past and the world around her.

In her latest recipe book, Provence to Pondicherry, Tessa takes the reader on a journey from Provence to Guadeloupe, Vietnam, Pondicherry, La Reunion and then to Normandy. Throughout this book, as well as wonderful recipes, Tessa tells the reader about the countries the food is from, and the influence of French food in all these beautiful countries. We were lucky enough to catch up with the ever talented Tessa Kiros to ask her about food, travel and inspirations.

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