Cooking with Plums


When a call from your son’s school comes in, your immediate thought doesn’t tend to be about cooking with plums! Plum Season So, it was with much relief to discover that it was actually kilos of fresh plums on offer.  A washing basket full had been delivered to the City Mission but I figured I … Continue reading Cooking with Plums

Life is what you bake it!


I had an enquiry from a lovely listener and follower around baking this week.  Her worry was around the number of recipes she kept hoping to try and the amount of sugar contained in them.  I thought it might be helpful to answer a few of her queries and comments via a blog post. I … Continue reading Life is what you bake it!

sweet, crumbly, mince pies


I love mince pies. They totally reminded me of my Mum’s house at Christmas time. She wouldn’t dream of buying them and makes her own gorgeous crumbly short crust pastry. They may not look perfect, and I am glad about that – because they look homemade and sure taste better for it. What I hate … Continue reading sweet, crumbly, mince pies