Now, I’ve never had the problem of having chocolate leftover from Easter, but I have heard that it is actually a thing and that some people look for alternative ways of using up their leftover eggs rather than just eating them normally. It all seems very strange to me, but nevertheless I thought I’d join in and get a little more inventive with my chocolate this Easter time.
Today is a sad, sad day. Creme Egg season has officially come to an end and soon they will exit our shops for another long and lonely nine months. The fact that Creme Eggs are not sold throughout the whole year is something that really does bother me. Who are Cadbury’s to tell me what I can and cannot eat through the year? I mean they’re not even made of real Cadbury’s chocolate any more! Nevertheless, I still love them.
Around a year ago now I had a devastating discovery. For a while I had been suffering with very bad stomach pains and after being fobbed off by a few doctors telling me it was either IBS or a gluten intolerance, I decided to take measures into my own hands. See, I knew it was neither of these conditions, but I just couldn’t work out for the life of me what it actually was. After months and months of trying to work out what was causing my awful tummy pains, I finally got to the bottom of it. Coffee. My all time favourite drink, my saviour in the mornings and my best friend during a bad day had turned against me, and it hurt. It hurt a lot.
My mum is quite honestly the queen of desserts. If you want a good pudding then look no further than Mrs Tracey Clark. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I think my mum is an all round good cook, but desserts are definitely her speciality. Key Lime Pie, her Raspberry Ice Cream Bomb and the famous Black Forest Trifle are just a few of my favourites. I did consider making one of these as this years Mother’s Day recipe, but then I decided that they are best left to the expert. Instead I decided to create a new dessert that I knew my mum would love, a Salted Caramel Pie!
One year ago today I posted my very first blog post to Always Make Thyme. I had wanted to start up a food blog for a while, but never really had the confidence. I knew that I loved to cook but I didn’t think that anyone other than me would ever be interested in my recipes or what I had to say about them. Finally I plucked up the courage, paid for my domain and began to set up Always Make Thyme.