This is the first post of my new website and I have taken eons just to get started. Welcome to my world of procrastination for anything IT and ‘techy’. Oh well, I have finally gone past the barrier and am starting to do something here. I love the watermelon cake that I did numerous times, so here’s a photo of my most loved bake to start the blog.

Why Sucrehaven? Well, I got interested in baking about 6 years ago when I got an oven at home and started my first bake of Earl Grey Cookies. The cookies were a test to the jaw strength and sugar tolerance, but, of course, I did not give up and the rest was history. Today, I explore all sweets pretty and find inspiration from any baking related shows, bakes, websites and yes, they must first be pretty because they say we eat with our eyes first.

So this post shall be christened with my first bloom of blue pea flowers which my hubby grew with little success initially until recently. So, to celebrate my first step out into building this website, I shall celebrate the first bloom of the blue pea flowers!

Here’s how to harvest, prepare and freeze them until you are ready to use them.

  1. First, of course we harvest the lovely flowers.
  2. Then we pull the petals and the stalk apart gently and you will get this.
  3. Run them under water to clean them.
  4. Drain the water and pat dry with a paper towel.
  5. Place them in a box and keep in the fridge until ready to use.
  6. To use them, soak them in a little water to extract the blue colour and use them as natural food dye.

I have not tried them because I am still collecting enough to use them and maybe I will use them in macarons or just to colour cakes.