I hope you have all had a good winter break and I wish you all a good New Year. I thought I would start this year with a recipe that I promised you a while ago. My standard gluten and dairy free cupcakes. This recipe is adapted from an ordinary 'even mix', one my Mother… Continue reading Gluten and Dairy Free Lemon Cupcakes
Someone once said 'Patience is the secret to good food'. I agree, good food takes time, but to make a good stock takes no time at all. I used to buy fresh chicken stock from my local supermarket. It's good and allergy friendly, but expensive. I think that the last time I bought some it… Continue reading Roast Chicken Stock
It's funny how January just slips away from you isn't it? Perhaps really, every month is the same which is why we always find ourselves saying 'where did the last year go', or I know I do. Maybe though, with the early months in the year when the days are dark and dreary and the… Continue reading February already?
I love my slow cookers. I have two, as I find it handy to have the choice between small and a large depending on what I am making. I realise this is pure indulgence and only worth the investment if you use them a great deal, as I do. I end up using them twice a week… Continue reading Slow Cooker Steak and Mushroom Pie – Gluten and Dairy Free
My very soul is wedded to it and if I were a bird I would fly around the earth seeking successive autumns. George Elliot. Is autumn not a beautiful season? My favourite time of the year - until spring! Recently though we have slipped from the bright, crisp, colourful days of autumn where the light… Continue reading Autumn – Delicious Autumn
Pablo Neruda It's been too long. I've been trying to get a post together for weeks but I just haven't got here until now. I started the month off sort of unwell - again. I have a very tiny lump on my temple, had it for ages, and it was so small that the only… Continue reading You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.
If you don't know how to pronounce a word, say it loud! ... Why compound ignorance with inaudibility. E.B. White However you pronounce the word, scone means different things to different people depending where you live. There are scones that are served with jam and clotted cream; drop scones that are more like pancakes; potato… Continue reading Scone or scon(e)
- James Richardson Happy New Year! I know it's a bit late and I do feel a little guilty that I haven't popped in and said it before but I've been a bit slow getting started after the holidays. I have an excuse. I came down with an awful cold on Christmas eve, which has… Continue reading A beginning ends what an end begins
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it. W.C. Fields This, is how I feel about my gift knitting at the moment. With only two weeks to go, I know that everything on my knitting list is just not going to get done. You… Continue reading Know your limitations
I've been up to quite a lot lately, things have been a little hectic and I just don't know where the time has gone, which is why it's been nearly two weeks since I've been by. I have several knitting projects on the needles, mostly gift knitting, but also something for myself which I could… Continue reading Gluten and Dairy Free Flaky Pastry