Counting the cookbooks, or how to laze away an afternoon

The other day I read a post on Edinburgh Foody about the amount of cookbooks you own, and that you don’t really use all of them.  On reflection, I realised I rarely use… Continue reading

Like A Sugar In A Plum

I have quite a few nice colleagues who I’m also friends with.  We meet in the coffee corner at work twice a day, morning and afternoon.  We talk about everything, serious stuff, funny… Continue reading

Slice of lemon, no ice

That’s how I’d order my martini.  But I’m not in a bar, I’m just out of the kitchen where I made lemon vanilla marmalade.   I had three unpleasant days in a row –… Continue reading

Patience is a virtue

Only I wasn’t patient, was I…  If you’ve been here before, you’ll know that I was quite impatient and couldn’t wait for the tomatoes in my parents’ garden to get green.  That’s why… Continue reading

If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen

Ever since I returned from the UK I’ve been craving cheese and relish or chutney sandwiches.  I had some Branston pickle left and kept making Le Montagnard cheese and Branston pickle sandwiches.  Then… Continue reading

Herbal Remedy

Us women, we all know that ice cream can remedy many a woe or sorrow.  Not that I have any (right now), but if you do, try some herb ice cream! My colleague… Continue reading

Weight Watching & Food Blogging

Until the beginning of this week, I hadn’t really thought about this.  When I started this blog, I was no longer officially a member of a weight loss programme.  I was still taking… Continue reading

Getting Back In The Saddle

…or rather in the kitchen. It wasn’t until I was about 18 years old that I started experimenting in the kitchen.  By experimenting I don’t mean trying to cook some exciting, frivolous stuff,… Continue reading

The Thing That Should Not Be

There’s actually two things that should not be.  Not referring to the Metallica song here, but to the things going on in this house(hold). First the house.  The colour yellow that I ranted… Continue reading

The Colour Yellow

Yesterday morning when I left for work, I overheard the painters talking about which of the three colours were going on which parts of our house.  Hang on – three colours?!  I live… Continue reading

Summer Pasta Salad

I leafed through Gala, a gossip magazine, the other day at my friend’s and found this really quick and refreshing pasta dish.  I had just jotted down the sauce ingredients before I left,… Continue reading

Jam Accessories

Don’t worry, I’m done with making jam – until the weekend, at least.  This is about the accessories for after jam making. In spring – way before jam making season – I found… Continue reading