Apple Cider Waffles

Good morning Bristol and happy harbor festival weekend! The harbor was buzzing last night and I can’t wait to see what today brings. So, to make sure we are fueled for a day of maritime  leisure and the occasional Shaun sighting, I’m making apple cider pancakes with my last bottle of Ralph’s traditional cider. This time I used a bottle of 7% dry apple cider. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

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  • 1 cup Apple cider
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

First in a large bowl, beat the egg then whisk in the cider until mixed.

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In a separate bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients.

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Add the dry mixture to the large bowl and whisk until thoroughly mixed.  Make sure you follow the directions of your waffle iron as each might be a bit different. For mine, we added a bit of oil once heated.  Add the proper amount of batter, close, and wait a minute or two until ready.

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And there you go, Apple cider waffles! I topped mine with some strawberry rhubarb jam from Cornish Meadows Preserves. This is the perfect summer breakfast treat.  The waffles were fluffy and the jam accented the apple flavor perfectly.  This will definitely get me through the day and what a gorgeous day it’s going to be – 70 degrees, sun, and hanging on the harbor side, what more can a girl want? Have a great weekend Bristol! Thanks for reading and Happy Eating!

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Quick Post for the 4th of July

What a beautiful day in Bristol!  And a great day for a bit of low key 4th of July grilling.


We decided to crack open the mead we bought in Cornwall from The Cornish Mead Company.


This was very sweet and refreshing. I think it would be great over ice, as part of a cocktail, or mixed with soda water.


This batch had a dark golden color and hints of subtle grape undertones.  And at 14%, this was a GREAT addition to our little BBQ.  The Cornish  Mead Company has been producing wine for over 50 years, so I’m really looking forward to trying other flavours.

Hope you’re enjoying your day wherever you are.  And to England, I’ve got nothing but love for ya!  No hard feelings, yeah?  So today, cheers to America and cheers to Bristol for taking me in. Thanks for reading and Happy Eating!

Quick Post From The Cornish Coast 2


Good day to all! Another quick post from the Cornish coast before heading back to Bristol.  Had another lovely sleep at the Cliff House and tucked into this gorgeous breakfast while gazing out to sea. I highly recommend this guesthouse for the comfy rooms, stunning scenery, and full breakfast in the morning.

The Cliff House is on the right of the row of houses on the top

Before leaving Newquay, I stopped off at Paulines Creamery as I heard it was a nice bake shop in the town center.


I grabbed some pasties for lunch later on in Bude, as you do when in Cornwall. Did you know the Cornish Pasty is a protected food? In order for a pasty to be called “Cornish” it has to be made in Cornwall according to certain specifications, as noted by The Cornish Pasty Association.

Pasties for lunch on Summerleaze beach in Bude

However, my main reason for stopping at Paulines was for a slice of their sticky toffee caramel cake.  It was my little slice of heaven! The only mistake I made was not bringing back an entire cake to nibble on throughout the week.  Thank goodness they ship!

Toffee Caramel Goodness

I also picked up some other goodies I’ll review in addition to the rest of my haul from the three counties show. Hope your weekend was delicious!

Thanks for reading and Happy Eating!

Quick Post From The Cornish Coast 1

The view from The Cliff House in Newquay, where we’re staying

Hello from Cornwall! Having a quick weekend away as I think it might be summer here in the south west of England. Spent the morning in St Ives exploring the Tate and winding my way in and out of the cobblestone paths. Lots of people about and quite a few shops offering up homemade fudge crafted with Cornish cream. Decided upon a Finger Box sample pack at The Cornish Candy Shoppe.


Each one includes a generous assortment of flavors. I was lucky enough to sample rocky road, strawberry, black currant, and death by chocolate, to name a few (these were my favorite ones).  They also feature hand made chocolates, britles, and nougats with lots of gift pack options – that is, if they last the journey home. 

Off to enjoy some fresh seafood tonight and plan on going native with some proper Cornish pasties tomorrow. Where ever you are, enjoy your weekend!

Thanks for reading and Happy Eating!