I know Mothers’ Day was a while ago but I wanted to share this.

For Mothers’ Day my younger daughteer had organised for us to have a FaceTime morning tea.  We would be having morning tea but online, not an actual meeting. Having seen a post on the Local Business page of Facebook I thought it would be a good idea to support one of the local businesses. The…

An essential trip to Perry Bridge for tomatoes

Tomato sauce is an essential for my younger daughter’s family.  I make the sauce which has become the firm favourite for the family.  We had been hoping to get sauce tomatoes from the local greengrocer but the price was a bit expensive.  We have been fortunate in previous years to get our tomatoes from a…

More cooking, balm for the soul.

Our cumquat tree has produced well this year and so i have managed to make a batch of cumquat marmalade.  I am not a huge fan of marmalade but I love cumquat marmalade. I have blogged about this before and you can find the link to the recipe here.

The Hopetoun Tea Rooms

We have visited the Block Arcade in Melbourne many times over the years but we have never been into the Hopetoun Tea Rooms.  Usually there is a long queue outside the tea rooms when we go past.  As I went past this time there was no queue as it was fairly late in the day,…

Recreating childhood memories

This is a ginger fluff.  An unusual name for a cake but it is the cake that my mother-in-law used to bake.  Her cakes were delicious. Our elder daughter was recently visiting us and she asked me if I had Granma’s recipe.  Unfortunately I didn’t but that didn’t prevent her from finding a recipe on…

Tuesday Travels. . . Inverness

I was reliving memories of my childhood visits to Inverness when we came across Inverness station.  My elder sister was in charge of me when we both traveled by train to our uncle’s croft at Boultach in Caithness.  Dad would drop us at Perth where we caught the train to Inverness.  We had to change…