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.

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…

How hot do you like it?

We were down to the last of the chilli sauce I had made several years ago so it was time for a new batch.  I decided to make only a small batch this time as only the two of us are at home now. The recipe I use is from a wonderful book called A…

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…

A long time missing, October to be precise.

A Happy New Year to all of you who follow my blog, although you had probably given up on me as it has been so long since I last posted.  I am not usually one to make resolutions at New Year but this year I hope to be more regular in my posting on the…

Use your loaf. . . . .A new recipe for bread

I usually make our bread in the bread maker but I read about this loaf on Down to Earth, a blog by Rhonda Hetzel.  She calls it a five minute loaf and it is so easy to make. This link will take you directly to her blog and post on the bread I couldn’t believe…