Mushroom and Asparagus Toast Cups

Toast Cups

After I made citrus peel that was such a gourmet trend back in the 70′s I thought I would post another recipe from that era.  And it’s one I mentioned in that same blog post where proficient home cooks wouldn’t just serve something from a jar, or even serve a pickled onion and cube of […]

Candied Popcorn

So 'fairground'

This post is sponsored by Queen. I’m quite sure that the very first time I ate popcorn, it was the multi-coloured candied variety.  I just assumed that was what popcorn was and had no idea most commonly it was eaten in its natural colour, seasoned with butter and salt. Country fairgrounds with their ferris wheels, […]

Food to Serve at a Titanic Party

Life Saver sweets for the Titanic passengers

Early on in the organising of Archie’s 21st birthday party, I knew I wanted to be involved in the catering, but that I didn’t want the entire responsibility.  I knew I would be sculpting and decorating the cake the day before the event and with the mammoth job that would be, there would be little […]

No-Bake, Easy Hedgehog Slice and…Night Runs!

Quick, easy and no-bake

‘Night Runs’.  It’s been a while since we’ve had a post about Archie and his goings-on at boarding school. A few weeks ago Archie said to me, ‘I really miss boarding school; I just had the best time’. Now you have all heard me talk about the highs and the lows of Archie’s boarding school […]

Almond Biscuits and…Starting School

Almond Biscuits

Long, long ago when Archie was at pre-school there came a day when it was time to make that transition to big school.  I had booked Archie into a school that said you could only attend if you turned five before the end of the year.  Archie wouldn’t turn five until the January.  The school […]

Chocolate Whiskey Balls and…Christmas Eve Trauma

Very Christmasy but it's never too early to get ready!

My parents like to organise holidays for our whole family however lately there have been some comments from my family directed at my family like, ‘But there’s no hospital in the area’, and, ‘But I don’t think the medical centre is open after hours’, and, ‘Do you still have medical insurance?’  It’s as if we’re […]

Incaberries and…The Morning Ritual

Dark Chocolate Incaberry Clusters

I think I’ve mentioned, (probably numerous times) that Arabella is onto a new eating regime where basically everything I buy deserves a roll of the eyes.  It’s because the boyfriend with no tattoos from the neck up, is health conscious.  And in between he and Arabella’s five break-ups and six getting-back-togethers, this new eating regime […]

Zucchini Flowers in Beer Batter

Stuffed Zucchini Flowers in Beer Batter

Carl and I went away for the weekend.  The teenagers were left to fend for themselves and that wasn’t so bad, they’ve been on at me for years about how I need to let go and let them have their space.  So they had plenty of space because I walked out shutting the door behind […]

‘Chockie Night’ and Cherry Ripe Chocolate Slice

Cherry Ripe Slice

When I was in high school I had a friend who lived across the back fence and at their house, every Thursday night was ‘Chockie Night’.  Chockie Night was where my friend’s father would buy chocolates on his way home from work in the city, then catch the train, walk home from the station then […]

Dealing with PR Companies

Mushroom Port Pate

Being a blogger involves so many things I never thought about before that first post went to air and one of the things is dealing with PR companies. As my blog is only around 18 months old I do not have a wealth of experience when it comes to PR companies but I can say […]