Christmas Mangoes, no, these are for chutney.

Before the Christmas holiday period I purchased a tray of mangoes.  I probably should have waited until after Christmas as mangoes are now considerably cheaper than they were then.  Anyway I bought the mangoes to make mango chutney particularly for one of my granddaughters.  The eldest granddaughter loves my mango chutney and I only had…

Attempting to re-use some of my old recipe books

I am making a conscious effort to use the numerous cookbooks I have in my possession.  I find that I tend to rely on just a few and I was going to do a cull of my books when I thought I really should go through them and pick out some recipes to try before…

I have issues with spring-form tins. . . .

Many, many years ago I made a sponge cake using two spring-form tins.  The cakes baked beautifully but when I unfastened the spring-form tin, somehow the hot ring slid down onto my arm and naturally I jumped.  The cake also jumped out of my hand, I just happened to be at the sink at the…

How to make an omelette

Originally posted on A Drawerful of Porridge:
A couple of weeks ago I was in Luvian’s wonderful Bottle Shop and deli in Cupar, browsing the serried ranks of gin and whisky bottles. I could have bought a £200 bottle of rare Finnish vodka, in a bottle the size of a fish tank. But instead I…

Easter icing and knitting

We had a lovely Easter as we had family visiting us for a few days.  We had a really enjoyable time as our youngest grandchild is three and was excited about the whole idea of the Easter Bunny. Our youngest granddaughter was busy icing biscuits as Easter eggs and her sisters did some too. There…

A muffin recipe that didn’t work

This looks good enough to eat? I thought so but the actual taste is not so good.  When I was making the muffins, my husband commented on the amount of oil that was going into the recipe and I told him that most of my muffin recipes use a fair amount of oil.  Well with…