The Arts School

Getting ready to run a taster day at The Arts School tomorrow. General Art is one of my favourite courses as it is project based and gives you a chance to try different materials out and develop your own ideas and work.  If you are interested in this course or any others, please visit or…

New stockist!

You can now buy my canvas painted cards from Limecross Nursery! ©www.sophiemayer.com

The back off effect

Having actually got up early to take the dogs  to the seaside I got home to deal with a giant marrow I was given. With it I made:  ginger and narrow jam,  ginger, orange and current cakes froze the spare marrow for later The extra flour I tried out some rough pastry. Who knew it…

First potatos 

This morning I stood in the rain, with my grandfathers fork, digging my first potatos.  Now they are washed, blanched, iced and packed and in the freezer for later.   ©http://www.sophiemayer.com 2015  

Home grown

Super day!  My first mangetout! Growing food from a seed is magic!  And all you need is a pot, seeds, soil, water and sunshine!    ©www.sophiemayer.com 2015

Home made chutney

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Endings

Another end of term, and another end of contract. This year was a one year maternity cover for an a Art and Design BTEC level 3 tutor. I think this has been my hardest year teaching. This is been a blend of working in a new environment, personal issues effecting my professional life as my…

Making new traditions

This time last year I was on my honeymoon in a hotel in a Devon eating wonderful food, so I am trying to start a tradition that for this honeymoon anniversary week we do special things. Last night I attempted my first tart! Introducing my homemade short crust pastry fig and goats cheese tart… (Needed…