Sunday Afternoon Baking – Banana Fudge Cookies It’s Sunday afternoon. I like to bake on a Sunday, so as BOGG (Big Ol’ Grumpy Git) wandered through the family room, I asked him what sort of cookie he’d like, as I flicked through a lapful of cookery books. “Soft and Chewy!” was the reply as he walked from the room. With a couple of manky bananas … Continue reading Sunday Afternoon Baking – Banana Fudge Cookies
‘Tis the Season It’s that time of year where Panic, Manic and Chaos tend to be unwelcome visitors to anyone’s home, including mine. I don’t know about you, my dear readers, but I pile on the pressure by opening up our home to friends and neighbours on Christmas Eve. Nothing fancy, just booze and nibbles, but it means that come Christmas Day I can only … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season
Bramble On I’m still picking these thorny blighters with the added danger of drowsy wasps buzzing around the fruit and my head. I say drowsy, but they could be drunk on the rotting windfalls. BOGG (Big Ol’ Grumpy Git aka the Husband) almost stuck his fingers into a hollow apple that had over twelve of the angry buggers inside! That would have been a … Continue reading On a Bramble Roll – The Bramble Glut Part lll
Bramble Glut Curd A Glut of Brambles – Part Deux! Well with the amount of fruit that I’ve amassed over the past few weeks, I really couldn’t leave you, my dear readers, with just one proper bramble recipe. As I said in my previous post, there are pickles, gin and cider vinegar on the pantry shelves, all stuffed full of autumn’s voluptuous wild berries. I have … Continue reading A Glut of Brambles – Part Deux!
I love scones, they are so simple, quick and easy to make. Dollop jam and cream on fruit or plain ones. Nothing better than cold butter from the fridge melting slowly on cheese scones; I’m even partial to marmite on them! They make a lovely change from bread with soup. I now have published a SkillShare class, ‘English Cream Tea Made Simple – Scones are … Continue reading Fruit, Plain and Cheese Scones
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 was the subject? Cakes to eat after exercise! Those of … Continue reading The All But Muffin – All But the Kitchen Sink!
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 it seems to be doing the trick. Anyway I digress, … Continue reading Who Can Refuse a Slice of Brownie
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 that is edible and rather delicious. So why would I … Continue reading Give Us Our Daily Bread!