Watermelon cake

With all of this hot weather we have been having sometimes a good old fruit salad is what you really need for dessert. Of course there needs to be cream, and it goes without saying that no bog standard fruit salad with glace cherries would do in Lucy’s Kitchen. So when I saw this recipe […]

Gin and tonic cake

  Gin is a big favourite in our house and is my go-to pre-dinner drink (not every night I should add!). So when I saw a link to a recipe on Twitter which mentioned two of my favourite things – both gin and cake – in its title I knew I just had to give […]

Happy Birthday Dad!

So Baby Stephenson eventually arrived on 22 April – 15 days late and even then he had to be forced out. But he is here now and keeping his mummy very busy – hence the lack of posts! A couple of weeks ago, however, it was my dad’s 70th birthday and I was itching to […]

Hummingbird Cake

I’m a big fan of carrot cake (it counts towards your five-a-day right?), so when I spotted this recipe in my beloved Hummingbird Bakery cookbook and it said it was similar to carrot cake I couldn’t resist giving it a go. I also had some very brown bananas that had been sitting in the fruit […]

The Great Italian Road Trip: A foodie’s dream

So as I explained on my last post I didn’t quite get around to my Italian cooking adventure after returning from our three-week road trip last summer. Instead, here are some foodie thoughts from the holiday, which took us from Lake Como, to Vicenza, Venice, Florence, Rome and Barolo. Rome food tour – We certainly […]

Lucy’s Kitchen is back!

Hello! It has been such a long time since I last posted so I hope you will forgive me. As summer approached last year I had let the blog slip but was planning to come back all guns blazing after a three-week inspirational road trip around northern Italy. Well, it was a fab trip, I […]