About Me

I have two gorgeous girls at secondary school.  A husband who has just changed career paths, a lovely job in “marketing” and a little cafe in my local library – so there’s a lot going on ALL the time in my life!

Baking is my escape from everything.  With a glass of red wine in hand, a spotlessly clean Cherry Red KitchenAid and a shelf full of cookery books I embark on baking adventures most evenings (after Eastenders of course!).  So that explains the baking part of this blog and all the baking related events and activities I’m getting involved in.

So why the botanical?  I used to own two flower shops and I still love flowers and plants.  I am also obsessive about their nutritional values.  I think it comes from having children and wanting to make sure I know exactly what is going into their perfect, little bodies and why.

For centuries people have used ingredients from across the botanical spectrum and the recipes in this blog are based on those I find appealing and tasty, or that are seasonal and interesting.  I’ve tried to explain what I know about their nutritional values but please don’t just take my word for it as I’m not an expert*.

I hope you enjoy the recipes in my blog and are inspired to give some of the unusual ones a go.  I’d love to hear from you and about how you get on so stay in touch!

Urvashi x

P.S – I’m also proud to be one of the 12 contestants on BBC 2’s The Great British Bake Off :-)

*DISCLAIMER: I am not a trained nutritionist or dietitian.  All of the opinions I write are my own views, which have not been influenced in any way by a third party.  I do occasionally link out to products I like but I am not paid to do so.  If I am then I will say so on the blog post.

19 responses to “About Me

  1. Hi There,
    I wanted to say well done for winning the Simple & in Season event! Nice to meet a fellow blogger too……Enjoying your blog :~}


  2. The Cosy Creative

    Hi Urvashi, I’ve awarded you the Kreativ Blogger Award for your inspiring blog and beautiful photographs. I’ve posted about it here: http://thecosycreative.wordpress.com/2012/04/15/the-easter-nest-awards/


  3. Hi nice to meet you and your wonderful blog😀
    It is kind of strange but my name is also Urvashi – never met someone with my name😛
    I go by Choc Chip Uru though:)



  4. Great website Urvashi- I will enjoy coming back and checking out more of your posts. BW. Danny


  5. Hey there Urvashi, Thanks for stopping by to check out my blog and the follow, hope you liked what you saw. You have a very interesting blog here and I look forward to seeing more from you,:-)


  6. Great blog! I love the “botanical” aspect…how cool. Thanks for sharing:)


  7. Wow, you are very busy but sounds like you have a sense of accomplishment: personal and professional life. A true balance between the two is so important I try on a daily basis to achieve such feat. I love all things natural and that is why I look forward to following your blog currently I am learning about essential oils and their benefits. My gratitude is yours, Allie.


  8. I really enjoy reading your blog. It has the perfect mix of passion, experience and charisma! Keep up the good stuff! Cheers!!!


  9. Where are you based? I run something called The Floral Fringe Fair and wondered if we could chat if you are anywhere near us in West Sussex!?


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