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Did You Know Devon Was A Wine Region?
2023-08-28 12:00
I made it my mission during the recent English Wine Week to get out there and visit a few of the amazing vineyards that are less than an hours drive from Exeter. Devon is most definitely a w… Read More
Pea Fritters With Smoked Salmon & Caviar
2023-07-24 09:30
These delightfully green fritters make an awesome brunch or lunch as well as a canapé for pre dinner drinks or cocktail hour on the terrace. I make pea fritters a lot. Any frit… Read More
My Top 3 Devon Delis
2023-07-06 11:30
I absolutely love food shopping especially when it’s in a deli. Rooting out ingredients a little out of the ordinary as well as unusual and exciting wines makes me very happy indeed. I… Read More
Coronation Crown Egg-In-A-Basket
2023-04-28 08:00
I googled what to call eggs in toast and apparently, there are at least 66 names for this simple little breakfast, brunch, and lunch idea according to Wikipedia! Egg-in-a-hole, egg-in-a-bask… Read More
Simnel Cake – The Perfect Easter Treat
2023-04-03 11:00
I am probably wrong because I always have time for a slice of cake but just in case. Plus it gives me time to share the recipe I used with you. I slightly adapted the BBC Good Food recipe… Read More
Places To Eat – Rafikis, Ashburton
2023-01-22 20:00
If you are like me you will be constantly on the lookout for amazing and interesting food destinations. In which case let me highlight Rafikis in Ashburton to you. Rafikis owner, Susi… Read More
Peanut Butter Oreo Truffles
2023-01-20 10:00
Did you know that it’s National Peanut Butter Day next Tuesday 24th January? No? I know, it’s a bit random and why would you? Just before Christmas, I googled “days… Read More
Morrocan Spiced Tea Loaf
2023-01-04 17:00
If you are anything like me you dislike this time of year because all of the Christmas treats that you love are no longer available, don’t seem appropriate or you are trying your best… Read More
The Lilac Bakery – Exeter
2022-12-10 10:00
The Lilac Bakery opened its doors on Cowick Street, St Thomas just over a year ago after taking on an empty betting shop. What was once William Hill is now a bustling hub of the local commun… Read More
Sensational Spiced Bundt Cake
2022-11-23 09:40
I’m beginning to feel a little bit festive over here which in turn makes me think about wintery spices, edible glitter and snowballs. This Sensational Spiced Bundt Cake recipe ticks al… Read More
Places To Eat In Exeter – Daily Bowl
2022-11-20 18:00
Let me introduce to you the newest eatery in Exeter, Daily Bowl. Situated right next door to Central Station, it’s in the perfect spot for a sit-down lunch or a takeaway for your journ… Read More
The Dartmoor Inn At Lydford
2022-10-30 16:00
I don’t know about you but at this time of year I hanker for a cosy pub lunch situation with friends. The season is changing from summer to autumn and I want little pub nooks, log fire… Read More
The Sunset Society – Exeter
2022-10-09 14:00
Exeter’s independent food scene has a new star in the form of The Sunset Society. This chilled-out cafe by day and live music bar and pizza joint by night is going to be a firm favouri… Read More
Emilia – Ashburton
2022-08-22 08:00
I may have discovered THE hottest foodie destination and it’s only a 30-minute drive from Exeter. Ashburton sits on the edge of Dartmoor and has more amazing independent eateries than… Read More
Arthur At Taylor’s
2022-07-31 14:00
Following on from last week’s post about another great spot in Ashburton, Creamo’s, I wanted to share with you my latest Ashburton foodie find. Arthur At Taylor’s is… Read More
Creamo’s – Ashburton
2022-07-24 09:00
You will see Ashburton crop up on here pretty regularly from this point on. It’s my new go-to destination in Devon for a foodie fix. This town nestled on the edge of the moors has t… Read More
Spiced Rutabaga (Swede) Cake
2022-04-06 12:00
Firstly welcome and secondly did the title Swede Cake spark your interest? It sparked mine too when I googled recipes to make with swede. I like many of you get a weekly organic veg b… Read More
Life Lately
2022-03-23 12:00
I have been meaning to write so many times but then other things have got in the way. Then something niggling in my mind spurs me to put my fingers to the keyboard and put something out ther… Read More
A December Weekend In St Ives
2021-12-28 21:00
I must confess I have never been to St Ives in the height of the summer season so I really can’t compare and contrast with visiting in December, but I do know that I would rather visit… Read More
November Highlights
2021-11-23 20:50
Hello friends. I can’t quite believe November is nearly over and there are only a few weeks left until Christmas. How is time flying so fast? I guess it’s partly because it&rsquo&hell…Read More
October – A New Start
2021-10-20 04:58
Hi. How are you? Friends, I am so sorry for the radio silence. I have been off the radar a bit haven’t I? Well, with October in full swing I feel it’s time to put pen to paper… Read More
A Week In The Life – Volume 8
2021-08-02 17:00
Feeling Hot The weather of late has been either super hot or blimmin’ chilly. One minute you are in your summer shorts and lightweight blouses and the next it’s jeans, jum… Read More
A Week In The Life – Volume 7
2021-07-19 08:00
Lakemoor Alpacas What can I say about Lakemore Alpacas that I didn’t gush about on Instagram? It was the best day ever and I left feeling like I had had a really great massage… Read More
A Week In The Life – Volume 6
2021-07-06 21:00
Happy July folks. Where is the time going? Blink and another week passes. Blink again and a month has flown by. Lockdown easing and things opening up have meant I have been out and ab… Read More
A Week In The Life – Volume 5
2021-06-07 20:00
Hi all and Happy June! It’s been a busy and enjoyable week so grab yourselves a coffee and take a little walk through my week with me. First Barbecue Of The Year It&rsquo&hell…Read More
A Week In The Life – Volume Four
2021-05-31 08:22
This week has been an emotional rollercoaster. Sicily my little tabby cat has been in and out of kitty hospital all week and I have been feeling really down about it. I am sure there are oth… Read More
A Week In The Life – Volume Three
2021-05-19 20:32
Well hello there! It actually feels that normality is creeping back and I am not sure how I feel about that. Who else thought during lockdown that life in its simplest form was so muc… Read More
2021-05-05 18:00
I believe it’s the little things that make a difference in life. That’s why I couldn’t have been more excited when I hopped on the train and headed out of Exeter for a few… Read More
A Week In The Life – Volume 1
2021-04-27 14:00
Like anything I go through phases as I am sure you do. Phases of things I eat, places I like to visit and also having the mojo to get motivated to write a blog post. I guess with the various… Read More
My Week In Pictures Lockdown 3 Week 10
2021-03-23 19:00
Sunday lunching had become a bit of a thing of late and pasta has been playing a huge part in that. A few weeks ago I discovered La Tua. An authentic Italian pasta home delivery service that… Read More
My Week In Pictures Lockdown 3 Week 9
2021-03-15 18:00
This week must have been the wettest in history! Every time I ventured out of the house I was either hailed on, rained on or almost blown away. I don’t mean to start my blog post talki… Read More
My Week In Pictures Lockdown 3.0 Week 8
2021-03-07 22:56
Welcome to week 8 of the third lockdown in the United Kingdom. There is light at the end of the tunnel though. From tomorrow lockdown rules begin to ease meaning that schools can go back and… Read More
My Week In Picture Lockdown 3.0 Week 7
2021-02-28 19:00
What a difference a week can make. The weather here in Devon has been dreamy and it well and truly feels like spring is around the corner. I have been noticing lighter mornings as well as li… Read More
Tara Makes – Beetroot Borscht
2021-02-13 16:00
Happy Saturday friends. I thought I would share with you my version of Beetroot Borscht that I made for my bubble lunch date last Sunday. For those of you that have never heard of bor… Read More
Rose & Chocolate Macaroons
2021-02-05 09:00
This recipe has been on the cards at Tara’s Busy Kitchen HQ for a while in all honesty. I purchased the desiccated coconut long before Christmas but just didn’t have the time to… Read More
Quick Spiced Lentils – Dahl Inspired
2021-01-29 09:00
It’s that time of year that calls for comfort food. It’s cold, it’s grey and on the most part pretty soggy outside. So I reach for gentle spices and recipes that make me fe… Read More
Peanut Butter Mousse
2021-01-20 09:00
I don’t know about you but I eat peanut butter every day in some form. Be it spooned onto my morning porridge, whizzed into a smoothie, whipped into frosting, or simply on some toasted… Read More
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
2021-01-16 18:48
I don’t know about you but when it’s cold outside I want to eat spicy food; something with a bit of zing and kick. This recipe has been on the back burner until now purely… Read More
My Week In Pictures – Lockdown 3.0 Week 1
2021-01-09 15:00
Here we go again! Lockdown 3.0 started on Tuesday here in England. I did manage to get one evening in of live ballet classes with my primary-school-age children before resuming online from T… Read More
My Nine Best Things Of 2020
2020-12-30 09:00
2020 has been challenging for all. Work has been sparse for some and non-existent for others. Loneliness for many has become a real issue. There have been constant challenges thrown our way… Read More
Let It Be Sunday – My Week In Pictures #4
2020-12-20 18:00
Wow! Another week where our worlds get picked up and thrown down thus jiggling all plans once again. I guess in reality I was expecting a u-turn on the Christmas rules. It had to happen but… Read More
Let It Be Sunday – My Week In Picture #3
2020-11-15 14:00
Wow! What a week. It’s been intense I am not going to lie. Working from home for most people means setting up your laptop in your spare room. For me, it means turning my lounge into a… Read More
Cheesy Pumpkin Scones
2020-11-11 20:00
I don’t know about you but I love autumn. I particularly adore the warm and sunny autumn days with that special golden light that you only get at this time of year. The sun is low in t… Read More
Let It Be Sunday – My Week In Pictures #2
2020-11-08 14:00
For me, this week has been made up of two contrasting halves. I am pretty sure that for others based in England right now you may agree with me? Lockdown 2.0 started at 12.01 am on Thursday… Read More
Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Cake
2020-11-02 06:00
Ok, this cake may sound and look really like a Halloween cake but rest assured it’s more than that. As always I am a little behind with my posting and this recipe comes a day or so lat… Read More
Let It Be Sunday – My Week In Pictures #1
2020-11-01 19:00
It must have been about 2 years since my last Week In Pictures post. To be sure I would have to look back through my archives. Why this week of all weeks? Well, in all honesty, there is no p… Read More
No Churn Coffee Ice Cream
2020-10-21 07:00
Happy UK Coffee Week to you all. I have to confess, I am not a coffee addict. I am definitely more of a tea drinker but I do like the odd cappuccino (retro choice I know) and espresso now an… Read More
The Secret Garden Cafe – Exeter
2020-07-20 06:44
There are many places I have discovered during my lockdown walks including hopefully my new home! (eek!). I have walked and walked and walked every day uncovering new places that I simply wo… Read More
Summer Nachos
2020-05-31 09:00
These Summer Nachos are fresh, light and tasty and the best addition to a weekend drink with friends or as part of a garden lunch. I have chosen not to pile my recipe with beans or beef chil… Read More
My Birthday In Lockdown
2020-05-27 07:00
What a day. It was filled with emotion and joy. I can only liken it to how I must have felt as a small child. By the evening I was pretty much wiped out from feeling completely overwhelmed… Read More
Pantry Provisions – Blueberry Scones
2020-05-08 08:00
This recipe uses my basic buttermilk scone recipe from many moons ago and adds in a handful or two of frozen blueberries. They are so easy to pull together and incredibly delicious. I made t… Read More
Meat Free Toad In The Hole
2020-05-02 15:00
Can I let you into a little secret? In all my years on this planet, I have NEVER made Toad In The Hole before. It seems to have completely missed my radar somehow. I don’t understand w… Read More
Honey, Fruit & Nut Granola
2020-04-17 08:00
I have been making granola on and off for years. It’s one of those things that you think is going to be a complete pain to make but in actual fact, it’s incredibly easy. You can… Read More
Rainbow Cupcakes
2020-04-08 08:00
Inspired by all the rainbow images in peoples windows as I take my daily walk, I decided to whip up a batch of simple cupcakes. The recipe is an easy one but I pimped it up slightly with … Read More
Flatbread Frying Pan Pizzas
2020-03-31 19:30
These flatbread frying pan pizzas have been a godsend in lockdown and enjoyed time and time again. They are so good! I really had no idea how they would turn out but to my surprise, they tur… Read More
Easter Bun And Butter Pudding
2020-03-28 06:45
Easter is likely to be a strange one this year. Normally a day when families come together to celebrate, eat delicious food and head on out for a walk possibly culminating in a trip to the p… Read More
Store Cupboard Baking – Irish Soda Bread
2020-03-22 18:00
Last Tuesday, the 17th March, was St Patrick’s day. Blink and you probably missed it. I celebrated with family before we all got separated and stuck in our own homes in different towns… Read More
A Day In The Life
2020-03-03 21:00
I thought I would share with you a day in my life. In the past, up until quite recently actually, I have been guilty of being a bit of a workaholic. Well, maybe that’s a bit strong but… Read More
Date & Nut Energy Balls
2020-02-28 21:00
As someone who is always on the go running from job to job I always like to have a little something in my bag to snack on. In the past, it has always been a Nakd bar for ease but since whipp… Read More
Homemade Chocolate Truffles
2020-02-14 07:00
Storm Ciara hit Devon hard on Sunday which meant that getting out and about was less than appealing. The winds were gusting and the rain was pouring which meant that an afternoon was freed u… Read More
Veganuary At Comptoir Libanais
2020-01-20 20:04
I’m not vegan but more often than not the meals I make at home happen to fall into that category. Last night was a good case in point. I roasted sweet potato and piled it high on top o… Read More
Peanut Butter Brownies
2020-01-19 15:00
As a child, I really don’t remember having peanut butter. Maybe my mum wasn’t a fan so didn’t buy it? Our house was all about Marmite for that savoury hit and to be honest… Read More
Hazelnut, Chocolate & Orange Cake
2020-01-08 20:00
This cake has been adapted from a recipe I stumbled across by Skye McAlpin. A beautifully easy recipe that feels incredibly festive for this time of year but would work perfectly at any time… Read More
Happy New Year!
2020-01-05 07:02
Happy New Year! In fact, it’s a new decade, isn’t it? How about that! In my last post, I mentioned how I don’t really go in for celebrating on New Year’s Eve. I much… Read More
Merry Christmas!
2019-12-30 21:00
Happy midwinter everyone! I always seem to be a bit delayed with posts of late. Life seems to get in the way of writing but I thought I would share a few photographs from my Christmas build… Read More
Christmas Mincemeat Crumble Bars
2019-12-22 19:00
It’s that time of the year when mince pies and Christmas cake become the daily snack of choice. I don’t know about you but I love Christmas treats so much. The fruity, slightly b… Read More
Rock Cakes
2019-11-16 06:00
Something happened at the beginning of this week that reminded me how quickly things can change. A photograph of my Nan popped up on my Instagram stories from this time last year. Instantly… Read More
2019-11-03 06:00
I like October. I like the golden hues, the pumpkin-spiced everything’s, the chilly starts, the jumpers. What I don’t like is the rain. Crikey, have we had rain? For the first tw… Read More
Spiced Pumpkin Mousse
2019-10-30 06:30
I have spent a number of hours in the kitchen over the last few weeks whipping up delicious pumpkin dishes both sweet and savoury and this might just be my favourite of the lot. I have to sa… Read More
Spiced Pumpkin Muffins
2019-10-05 06:02
Hello October! One of my favourite months where the seasons begin to change, leaves start falling from the trees but there is still a bit of warmth in the sun during daylight hours. It&rsquo&hell…Read More
My September
2019-10-02 05:00
Firstly I need to send out a massive apology for going AWOL. August was a blur of daily hospital visits to my beloved Nanny’s bedside which resulted in me never finishing my August rou… Read More

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