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…

The olives are ready for pickling

Arriving back from my holiday I realised it was well and truly time to pick our olives, before the bower birds consumed them.  There has been a flock of bower birds hanging around the garden and they have successfully demolished all our cauliflower plants, each one stripped to a stalk. The olive tree has produced…

Sauce time

This year I almost missed out on making my tomato sauce.  The place where we usually buy our sauce tomatoes wasn’t in operation so I had to find another source.  Fortunately I was able to buy a box of saucing tomatoes at the local greengrocer.  Crisis averted.  Our younger daughter’s partner is a great lover…