Pumpkin spice everything

This time of year food based social media is dominated by Autumnal bounty of the Northern hemisphere and there are regular comments of “Pumpkin spice” in many many forms. The thing is, outside of the North American continent, this is an unknown mix, or at least an unknown name for an existing mix of exoticContinue reading “Pumpkin spice everything”

Lemon Curd

Jump to Recipe or to Gallery This particular recipe is another amended from the classic Mrs Beeton’s, one of my favourite classic cookbooks. I have adjusted the quantities, as once made, this stuff goes quickly. When we moved to our home in 2003, we planted a lemon tree in the backyard. we were hopeful forContinue reading “Lemon Curd”

A real slow, fire roasted Shepherd’s Pie

A classic cooked with the aid of a wood fire – This is a long process, but bear with me, it is so very much worth it ! Jump to Recipe Jump to Gallery Most of us at some time have made shepherd’s pie in one form or another. It is one of those dishesContinue reading “A real slow, fire roasted Shepherd’s Pie”

Chewy Chocolate Chip and Cranberry Cookies

It’s absolutely irresistible! A delicious chocolate chip cookie, with the perfect combination of crunch and silky smoothness. This mouthwatering creation was inspired by a recipe in a magazine that my wife altered to suit our preferences. She’s swapped sultanas for cranberries and omitted milk chocolate chips in preference for dark chocolate. We’re sure you’ll loveContinue reading “Chewy Chocolate Chip and Cranberry Cookies”

Puff Pastry Sausage rolls

This is just a quick post about one of my all time favourite foods, the sausage roll. If you have no idea what a “sausage roll” is, then I would ask you to please read on. A traditional British savoury snack, dating back long before the equivalent of the US hotdog. The bun is insteadContinue reading “Puff Pastry Sausage rolls”