My bake-off winning carrot & parsnip cake recipe

A few years ago when I dared to enter the Brighton Bake-off, I asked my husband what kind of cake he thought I should make. The answer was very fast: Carrot cake. His favourite. Rather than go down the well trodden path of the traditional carrot cake, I decided to put my own spin on…

Maker lust list: 5 things for 2018

When taking some enforced rest (I had flu last week), then the only thing to cheer you up is your imagination. I tried Netflix, but I'd watched all the good stuff and, in any case, my eyes wouldn't stay open what with the strict curfew of sickness on my body.  Off to dreams... maker dreams.…