Cakes and biscuits

Susi’s Omi’s Butter Cookies

Susi’s Omi’s Butter Cookies

I have a friend with the wonderful habit of bringing around cookies at just the right moment. On one occasion the house was filled with r...

Cocktails and mocktails

how to make a sidecar

How to make the best sidecar cocktail

I bought a bottle of Solerno, a liqueur made of blood oranges, to experiment with, and it wasn’t long before I came upon the Sidecar family ...
fine and dandy cocktail recipe

Fine and Dandy Cocktail

I regularly meet with a girlfriend for an escape day...or even a weekend. They are justified as a sort of 'sanity retention' exercise, and o...

Dinner party

coconut and pineapple flower pie recipe

Coconut and Pineapple Flower Pie

This pie is easily made and, thanks to the pineapple flowers which give zing in terms of taste, it also looks spectacular.   Good a...

Leftovers

smoky northern european potatoes recipe

Smoky Eastern European Potatoes

This is a very easy way of cooking potatoes – no peeling involved of course. I have called them ‘eastern European’ because of the caraway…. ...

Pasta and rice

Sauces and preserves

plum and juniper sauce

Plum and Juniper Sauce

This is a wonderful plum and juniper sauce to serve with duck, or with gammon. It’s also rather good spooned over red cabbage. Make lots ...

Super-easy

creamy cabbage recipe

Right royal creamy cabbage

In the course of my research into the post I wrote on Princess Diana I bought Eating Royally, a recipe book written by Darren McGrady, who’d...
best way to cook okra

Dried and fried crispy okra

“a Cinderella among vegetables” Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Cross Creek     The quote above, is taken from a memoir of life ...

Super-quick

best way to cook okra

Dried and fried crispy okra

“a Cinderella among vegetables” Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Cross Creek     The quote above, is taken from a memoir of life ...

Vegetarian

creamy cabbage recipe

Right royal creamy cabbage

In the course of my research into the post I wrote on Princess Diana I bought Eating Royally, a recipe book written by Darren McGrady, who’d...

Watching the dosh

creamy cabbage recipe

Right royal creamy cabbage

In the course of my research into the post I wrote on Princess Diana I bought Eating Royally, a recipe book written by Darren McGrady, who’d...