Fairy Bread

"What is that?" I hear you ask - don't worry if you don't know, I asked the same question a number of years ago after finding myself in a new country and attending a friend's child's birthday party. So if you've never heard of it I completely understand, but it has got to be the… Continue reading Fairy Bread

Light Meals

Pumpkin & Blue Cheese Penne with Meatballs

As I continue my love affair with creamy Blue Cheese, I had to share this recipe with you. It was one of those light bulb moments when everything just came together perfectly - I would probably leave out the meatballs next time if it was just for me and enjoy this as a vegetarian dish,… Continue reading Pumpkin & Blue Cheese Penne with Meatballs

Lunch-box Ideas, Scones

Date Scones

There isn't much nicer than freshly baked still-warm Date Scones with butter melting into them on a Sunday morning. They smell heavenly, taste even better and only take about 20 minutes to rustle up, including baking time. A freshly brewed pot of tea or coffee (tea for me please), the morning paper or a good… Continue reading Date Scones

Biscuits / Cookies, Lunch-box Ideas

Caramel Chip Cookies – a tribute to Robin Williams

So very sad today to hear of the death of Robin Williams - one of life's great comedians and actors. A soul who brought so much joy and happiness to so many, but who's own demons eventually overcame him. This is definitely not the post I was planning on sharing with this scrumptious cookie recipe,… Continue reading Caramel Chip Cookies – a tribute to Robin Williams


Steak & Mushroom Pie

My darling husband seldom makes meal requests, so when he does, I try my best to provide exactly what he's asked for. Some people think making pies is¬†all a bit much work and prefer to buy a ready-made one, but I prefer the labour of love (and this one includes a little labour if you… Continue reading Steak & Mushroom Pie

Lunch-box Ideas, Slices

Chocolate Marshmallow Slices

Today I want to honour a woman I used to work with many years ago. She is vivacious, beautiful and full of life. At the time, I was completely¬†intimidated by her and her overwhelming energy and enthusiasm and was at a point in my life when I was learning about me. Who I was, what… Continue reading Chocolate Marshmallow Slices