Pastitsio – Greek Macaroni Pie

Pastitsio - Greek Macaroni Pie

Layers of ooey gooey macaroni cheese sandwiching a cumin spiced lamb mince. Everything you see on my blog is photographed and subsequently eaten. If it's a hot dish, it's photographed hot and photographed fairly quickly so it doesn't get cold before we eat it. There isn't time for all that fancy styling and garnishing. It's taken out of the oven, plonked onto a backdrop beside my kitchen window, photographed and then served to an impatiently ...

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Recipes

Orange Curd Butterfly Fairy Cakes

Orange Curd Butterfly Fairy Cakes

Freeganism: the practice of reclaiming and eating food that has been discarded.  Regular readers might be aware of an appalling lack of recipe posts on my blog as of late. This is for several reasons: a) This past winter has been a long and dark one and I have found the poor light quality ...

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Pomora Giveaway

Garlic and Rosemary Focaccia with Smoked Sea Salt {Bread Machine Recipe} PLUS Win Your Own Adoptive Olive Tree from Pomora and a Year of Gorgeous Olive Oil RRP £135 {Review & Giveaway}

A cheat's bread machine focaccia recipe PLUS a fantastic giveaway! Despite the fact I feel like I never stop moving at all in a day, I am ultimately quite a lazy person. I love bread, but after a day at work the last thing I want to do is to start hand kneading and proving loaves, waiting for ...

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Crafts

DIY Super Mario Birthday Party Invitation {Full Tutorial}

DIY Super Mario Bros Birthday Party Invitation {A Step-by-Step Tutorial}

Impress your guests before they even get to the party with these DIY invitations! I never had a birthday party growing up. I don't know if birthday parties just weren't the done thing in Canada back in the late 80's/early 90's, but I never attended any of my classmates' parties either, not that I was even aware of them having any. Don't get me wrong, there was always a birthday cake and a ...

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Adventures

Fair Isle south lighthouse

Fair Isle: a Jewel in the Ocean

An adventure story involving an airplane! Have you ever had one of those days where you say to yourself (and anyone else who will listen) - I love my life! Monday was one of those days for me, when my adventures took me to Fair Isle, a tiny island midway between the Orkney and Shetland Islands, ...

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Muckle Roe Lighthouse, Shetland

Muckle Roe Lighthouse

A fantastic Mother's Day adventure out! The Muckle Roe lighthouse has long been on my bucket list of places to visit, by land, when I first saw it from the sea: an intriguing beacon of light warning sailors of the dangerous cliffs ahead and marking the entrance to Swarbacks Minn. I've explored ...

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Gravlaba Standing Stones, Shetland

Gravlaba Standing Stones, Shetland

I'm sorry, ye old weather gods, I've come to the realization that I have taken you for granted. I have paid the price of this negligence; the result of a mighty fine summer 2014 spent mostly indoors writing and trying to meet copy deadlines. I am truly sorry. This atrocious winter you have ...

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Latest Video

Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary is a Froothie Ambassador - meaning you will find affiliate links for the Optimum 9400 blender throughout this website where I have used it to prepare a recipe. This means that if you decide to purchase a blender through these links I will get a commission from the sale. Using these links for your purchase helps support my family - thank you!

I hope you enjoy the video my husband over at Audioboy Productions and I made. Who says you can't play with your food! You can read the full review of the Optimum 9400 blender here.