Strawberry Ice Lollies

Many of us will know that having a sick child is never fun, but having a child sick with something undiagnosed where the symptoms keep changing is a rather frightening experience. Last week I went back to work and our little man spent a couple of days at a local holiday programme. On Friday evening we met… Continue reading Strawberry Ice Lollies


Easy-peasy Plum Jam

I always enjoy watching our Plum Tree as it is the most obvious indicator of the change of seasons. White blossoms are the early signs that Spring is approaching and very soon, green leafy buds appear. When you look again, the blossoms have been replaced by beautiful bright green leaves. As the days grow warmer… Continue reading Easy-peasy Plum Jam


Chocolate Swiss Roll

I have been wanting to try making a Swiss Roll for ages and for some reason, I have been quite nervous of the rolling up part. They are known to crack if you aren't super careful and follow the instructions to a T - no messing about with the steps here I'm afraid - except… Continue reading Chocolate Swiss Roll


Mother’s Day Apple Crumble

The last time I wished my Mother a Happy Mother's Day was 34 years ago. I was just 6 years old, and, two months later, she died. Not a day has gone by without me missing her terribly, wishing I could talk with her, ask her advice or hear her voice. I would have loved… Continue reading Mother’s Day Apple Crumble

Biscuits / Cookies

ANZAC Biscuits

Today is ANZAC Day - a very special day in both New Zealand and Australia, where soldiers who have given their lives in the armed forces are remembered and celebrated. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps and dates back to the First World War (1914 - 1918), and is strongly linked to the… Continue reading ANZAC Biscuits

Dessert, Slices, Sweet

Decadent Chocolate Brownie

I finally tried my friend's recipe this weekend and I am very pleased to confirm it is every bit as delicious as she said it would be.  Decadent is the right word to describe it.  There is a shocking amount of chocolate in it, but I was pleasantly surprised to note that only half the… Continue reading Decadent Chocolate Brownie