Having had an amazing week in the sun, eating fresh figs and juicy tomatoes all day, I am excited to be home with some fresh recipe ideas.
I love foreign markets with their huge stalls of fresh fruit and veg, nuts, pulses and dried fruit. Using the freshest ingredients always makes your cooking as good as it can possibly be.
Having not had access to the internet whilst I was away, I was so excited to come back to find that The Herb Diaries has reached 200 views. This may not seem like a lot, but for a first time blogger, passing a mark like this is just so exciting! It reassures you that people are reading and liking what you do enough to keep coming back for more! So thank you all.
For me, the food of celebrations has to be cake. People make cakes for birthdays, christenings, weddings and Christmas, so to celebrate my 200 views I spent the afternoon making a cake. Watch this space, because tomorrow I will be posting the recipe for my new vegan, gluten-free Chocolate Courgette Cake with Chocolate Ganache!