Chilli Jam Scrolls

I’ve been trying to think of ways to use up my habanero chilli jam (even after giving half of it away there’s still so much!),…

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Pistachio Dukkah

Dukkah is one of those things that I don’t buy because “I’m sure it’s so easy to make!”, and then never wind up actually making.…

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Weekend scones

It’s been an excellent weekend – just the right blend of socialising, eating, gaming*, baking, working and exercising. Now I feel both relaxed an accomplished.…

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Plum Sorbet

 There’s (yet another) a new toy in our kitchen – an ice cream machine! I’ve wanted one of these forever, and with the super hot…

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Supper Snaps: Summer pasta

We haven’t really cooked pasta in about a year (controlled carb diet), but I think now I’m able to indulge a little every now and…

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Link Love: Various Things

Happy Friday all! I’m putting Freelance Fridays on hold as it takes some time to put together the posts, and I’d rather have quality posts…

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Gazpacho Soup

I’ve always found the idea of a cold vegetable soup intriguing but not exactly appetising. But the days are getting uncomfortably warm, and my usually…

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On the ‘to make’ list

The Naughty Secretary bag, in a pretty striped fabric. A simple leather envelope clutch based on this tutorial, in brown leather and maybe with some…

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Cauliflower Soup & Braised Ox-tail

I think this is a pretty good example of the way The Boy and I cook – he favours hearty, meaty one-pot wonders with interesting…

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Have an excellent Christmas!

If there is one food that sums up our holiday season this year, it’s fruit mince pies. The Boy decided to make some following Maggie…

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Making Muesli

I’ve had a few people ask me about my homemade muesli (okay two, but two is still ‘people’), so I thought I’d post about it…

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Jammin’

This weekend I made some jam, using the recipe from Frankie magazine. It’s actually surprising easy, and set perfectly with the natural pectin from added…

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