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


Strawberries.  Again.  Maybe I should be calling this a FRUIT blog :-). My leftover strawberries – I had ambitions for them!  I wanted to experiment with different cake shapes – a larger one,… Continue reading

Lady Marmalade

So, day 2 of the jam session.  Today it was Strawberry & Mango Jam with Ginger, also from Living at Home magazine. A very easy recipe, cutting the fruit and grating the ginger… Continue reading

Strawberry Fields

No, I’m not a Beatles fan – just in a strawberry haze.  I went to the market on Friday to buy fruit for different jams I intend to make over the next week,… Continue reading

Photo Mania

When I started this blog, my intention was to accompany posts – especially food posts – by some nice pics.  My ambition was not to have perfect pictures, because I know most of… Continue reading

Lazy days…

… or in my case, rather lazy years.  But I’d better start at the beginning.  Approximately 1½  years ago, I suddenly developed this mad craving for Italian sweets.  I can’t remember ever having… Continue reading

Herb Rescue

Now that the sun has finally made an appearance for more than one day in a row, spring has arrived shortly before the official start of summer, and my herbs and flowers are… Continue reading

Surprise! – Part II

Today I’ll tell you all about the food we had.  On the one hand, it didn’t feel as if we had that much at all, because how much food can you have in… Continue reading

Surprise! – Part I

Hello again!  I’m back from my short trip, which was full of little surprises. The first surprise was that our flight to Birmingham left on time, was very pleasant as it wasn’t fully… Continue reading

Away on vacation – might not be back

When I was a kid, our family used to travel extensively during school holidays.  I saw almost all of Europe.  Nowadays, I don’t travel much anymore, but I try to fly to the… Continue reading

Confiture française – Pommes et Amandes (and a Puff Pastry Apple Tart)

A couple of years ago, a colleague brought me back a present from her holidays in France – apple, fig & nut jam.  It was heavenly, I wanted to eat it all in… Continue reading