I’ve Redecorated and A Gluten Free Dessert
Hi Everyone, when I started the journey of redesigning my blog, I had no idea how I wanted it to look. I knew I was putting myself onto these pages, but didn’t know for sure how I wanted the world to see me, I found it so difficult to get my head around. Then started months of emails backwards and forwards between Stephanie J my designer and myself. When it came time to think about a new header, I was unhappy about the options and felt led to have mine illustrated. I then had the pleasure of working with Lucy King, a talented artist who illustrated my header and all the motifs you’ll see throughout the blog. That accomplished, it was time to reconnect with Steph, my design ideas had changed, we scrapped everything, I filled out Steph’s questionaire again and we started afresh. What you see today is the final product of alot of hard work and thinking. I couldn’t be happier with the new design and feel very connected to it.
HUGE thanks go to Steph for her patience, insight and hard work. If you have a blog you’d like to redesign or wish to start a blog, I’d highly recommend Steph, she’s incredibly patient and very good at what she does. She also designed the blogs for Mel from Armoire, Pegs and Casserole and Alison’s blog Green With Renvy. Huge thanks also to Lucy for her insight and beautiful sketches. In the coming weeks I’m very happy to be doing a blog post about Lucy, she lives in a country town not far from me and we’re going to meet for coffee. It’ll be wonderful to meet as I hold Lucy’s sketches so dear.
Upon reaching this milestone, I decided to celebrate with a gluten free dessert – a celebration cake filled with cream, yoghurt and plum compote.
I must warn you not to leave the stones in when you cook the compote, I did to intensify the flavour and removed them when the compote was cooked. I inadvertently left one in which my daughter chomped on whilst eating her cake (no teeth broken). Next time I’ll leave them out and recommend you do the same.
One of the new features of my blog is a subscription box, I’d love you to subscribe so I can send you free seasonal recipes and updates about exciting things I come across.