Duck Legs ‘n’ Dryers!

Duck Legs ‘n’ Dryers! So … what do duck legs and a hairdryer have in common? It maybe a bit tenuous, but the link is the Queen of Puff Candy herself, the lovely chef, Jacqueline O’Donnell from The Sisters restaurants in Glasgow. When she hit our TV screens back at the regionals of the Great…

The All But Muffin – All But the Kitchen Sink!

I was asked by fellow POATer, Jackie Kaines Lang, if I’d like to be on her radio show. Immediate reaction was oh yes! So a quick jaunt down to the Borders and I was talking to her on Radio Generate, a local radio station that was based in the market town of Duns, and what…

Lavender’s Blue, Dilly, Dilly! How to Bake Responsibly with Lavender!

Lavender’s Blue, Dilly, Dilly! Or How to Bake Responsibly with Lavender! As many of you, my dear readers, know, I am besotted with the Secret Herb Garden. From the bees buzzing around the top field, gathering pollen for the very special honey that SHG sell, to the pattering whispers of gentle rain tip, tip tapping…

Who Can Refuse a Slice of Brownie

Forgive me readers, I’ve been remiss. It’s very easy to set up a blog and just as easy to let it slide. Of this, I am guilty. The hand is better; physioterrorism seems to have helped. They gave me a fantastic state-of-the-art kit … a large elastic band and a peg! I can’t complain as…

Give Us Our Daily Bread!

My wholemeal bread, in the past, has been described, at best, as being reminiscent of a house brick that no self-respecting duck would deign to self-stuff with. And, believe me when I say, I have tried making brown bread many a time without out success. White on the other hand always turns out as something…