I’m Nickki and I live in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland. I live with a hungry husband, two teenagers and a toddler!
Here’s a few facts about me:
I am constantly thinking about food. When I’m eating breakfast, I’m already thinking about what to have for dinner.
I have a slight cookbook addition. I currently own around 150. I even read them in bed!
I LOVE coffee. I can’t get through the day without it.
I’ve been interested in cooking and baking since I was very little, but I didn’t really do very much of it until 2002 when very sadly, my first child was born sleeping. It was the worst time of my life. I developed a brief but overwhelming phobia of leaving the house (which thankfully I got over with counselling/support from family) and desperate for something to keep my mind occupied, I baked my way through How to be a domestic goddess by Nigella Lawson. I made jars of vanilla sugar, a malibu spiked coconut cake, buttery Viennese whirls, a zesty lemon syrup loaf cake and chocolate cake. LOTS of chocolate cakes. I found baking in particular incredibly therapeutic and I loved seeing my family and friends enjoy my baking.
I won The Highland bake off (a local version of GBBO!) in 2015
This blog is dedicated to my love of food – my little corner of the web where I can ramble on about food and share recipes.
So what kind of recipes will you find on here?
- Simple, Family friendly meals that won’t break the bank
- Breakfast ideas
- Lots of yummy, easy home baking
- The odd cookbook review
I have a DSLR camera which I’m (trying!) to get to grips with, so at this very moment all of my photos are taken on my IPhone. I don’t have a lot of time for food styling, although I do my very best to make my photos look half decent. I really admire the beautiful blogs that are full of professional, artfully styled, stunning food photography and I aspire to be as good one day!
You can also keep up with what I’m making and eating on my Instagram page (I’m posting a lot of Instagram stories at the moment – I am slightly addicted to them), Facebook, Pinterest or on my Twitter page.
I hope you try and enjoy my recipes! If you have any questions at all, leave a comment and I’ll reply as soon as I can!