Gluten and Dairy Free Lemon Cupcakes

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 MotherContinue reading “Gluten and Dairy Free Lemon Cupcakes”

Roast Chicken Stock

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 itContinue reading “Roast Chicken Stock”

Slow Cooker Steak and Mushroom Pie – Gluten and Dairy Free

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 weekContinue reading “Slow Cooker Steak and Mushroom Pie – Gluten and Dairy Free”

Autumn – Delicious Autumn

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 lightContinue reading “Autumn – Delicious Autumn”

You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.

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 onlyContinue reading “You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.”

Scone or scon(e)

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; potatoContinue reading “Scone or scon(e)”

A beginning ends what an end begins

– 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 hasContinue reading “A beginning ends what an end begins”

Gluten and Dairy Free Flaky Pastry

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 couldContinue reading “Gluten and Dairy Free Flaky Pastry”