My eyes have been opened to another pasta world out there.

A comment from Liz on my previous post about making pasta has opened a whole new world to me on the possibilities of making pasta in other ways.  You just need to check out this site , including the video, to see what I mean. No I am not suggesting for a moment that you…

Pasta making

I have got into the habit again of making our own pasta.  I used to make it but stopped when it was only the two of us at home.  The last time our elder daughter and family were staying with us we made pasta and that got me back into the groove. We bought this…

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…