A Labour of Love – Rose Gin for World Gin Day

  As the 6th June is World Gin Day, I thought (somewhat foolishly) I’d make some rose gin from the heady blooms that sway gently in the breeze around my door. As the sun hits the flowers, it warms the petals and the scent from them is intoxicating. Because of the cold weather earlier in the year, the season started late, which means my gin … Continue reading A Labour of Love – Rose Gin for World Gin Day

Proust’s Favourite Little Cakes – Madeleines

Proust’s Favourite Little Cakes – Madeleines Like Proust, The Daught loves madeleines. These little temptresses seem to be shrouded in mystery as to who, where and when they were first made.  Could it have been Madeleine Paulmier, possibly a cook in the 18th century for Stanislaus I, Duke of Lorraine, or perhaps a cook named Madeleine who is said to have offered little cakes in the shape … Continue reading Proust’s Favourite Little Cakes – Madeleines