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”

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”

Coffee? Tea? Neither? Both?

Hi all, I have created a support page on the great site “buy me a coffee” so as to help you help me produce better posts, promote learning and using of great ingredients, and of course providing recipes for classic dishes with my own spin. Oh and of course allow my random musings to flow.Continue reading “Coffee? Tea? Neither? Both?”

Kathy’s No-Added-Nuts Florentines

Florentines are classically made with flaked almonds, and for years Kathy had made them that way. Then our youngest was diagnosed as nut-allergic about 5 years ago, and so all the nut based recipes were stopped.