Author Archives: Nikki Tilbury

Are you turning into the office ogre?

It’s not just Wayne Rooney or David Nalbandian that lash out in a moment of uncontrolled anger. Today’s  Mail Online reported that ‘desk rage’ is on the increase, particularly as the current economic climate bites. Time to hide the staplers, take a break and […]


Lovely Jubilee – Knit Your Own Royal Family!

  Nice to see that members of the WI have been busy knitting away to mark the occasion of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and good to know that  Knit Your Own Royal Wedding has come in handy for the task!  The ladies of the […]


Love, love, love, love……cupcakes!

Great to see Love Bakery given pride of place in the window of cookware specialist, Steamer Trading!  And what better excuse than Valentine’s Day to indulge in a delicious Red Velvet Cupcake or two? We’re all heart here, so we’re sharing this gorgeous Love Bakery […]


Knitivity at Liberty

If you’re near London’s Regent Street tomorrow, you may see our knitting queen, Fiona Goble, who will be in Liberty’s Christmas Shop from noon-3.00pm to chat, knit and sign copies of  ‘Twas The Knits Before Christmas as well as her other seasonal knitting titles. […]


Spotted in Foyles!

…all of Fiona Goble’s Christmas knitting books given pride of place!    


Emma Forbes serves up a Halloween cupcake treat

PUMPKIN CUPCAKES (makes 16) INGREDIENTS 115g/4oz butter, softened 130g/43?4oz golden caster sugar 130g/43?4oz light brown muscovado sugar 2 medium eggs 260g/91?4oz pumpkin purée 160ml/51?2fl oz milk 1 tbsp brandy (optional) 280g/10oz plain white flour 3 tsp baking powder 1?2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1?4 […]


Eye-popping zombie cupcake recipe…

We’ve got some kitchen tricks and treats up our sleeve for this Halloween. How about making this eye-popping cupcake as a ghoulish goodie..? Almond Cupcakes (makes 12) You will need: For the cupcakes 2 large eggs 125 ml/4 fl oz soured cream 1 tsp […]


(Raw) chocolate week

As it’s Chocolate Week, we thought we’d share with you a healthy treat from Jessica’s Raw Chocolate Recipes. Raw Chocolate-coated Brazils To make one 450-g/1-lb loaf tin of chocolate-coated Brazil nut pieces, you will need: Equipment • bain-marie or dehydrator • power blender • 450-g/1-lb […]


‘Twas the Knits will be back!

For all those nifty knitters out there waiting to get their needles into action to craft a festive scene, the wait is almost over….‘Twas the Knits Before Christmas will be back in stock next week.


Paris homecoming for Sweat Shop book!

After the success of their Selfridges pop-up, our Paris-based authors are back in the 10th arrondissement and looking forward to celebrating their new book on home soil. Félicitations Martena et Sissi! If you happen to be in Paris on Monday, why not take a […]

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