I don’t eat cakes and cookies very often, partly because I try to save the calories for essential nutrients and partly with an eye to my waistline. Though I have found lately that occasionally indulging in a piece of cake (kept in the freezer!) doesn’t seem to push my weight or waistline up. But today… Read More Cookie Craving
Short recipe at bottom of page. Here is some gingerbread I made today (I am seeing my grandsons tomorrow and they love gingerbread men) and here is a little story and recipe. On Boxing Day I had all the family to tea. That is my three children and two husbands and three grandchildren. I had… Read More Gingerbread for grandchildren
Inspired by Patch’s post where she talks of the problem of flapjacks coming out crumbly or too hard and chewy and remembering that my flapjacks of the past had often been on the hard side, I decided to try and make the perfect flapjack. Now in my youth, when I was in my convent grammar… Read More The Perfect Flapjack?
Last week my grandaughter Louisa came to stay. We had a very busy week that included: crafting, playing computer games, visiting play parks, meeting up with uncles, aunt, and cousins, shopping and reading books. The first thing we did was to make some orange jelly and then later we made some lime jelly: all with… Read More Busy, busy, busy.
I haven’t had any time for blogging this week because I have had my granddaughter staying with me. We have been very busy and apart from everyday things we have:- Continued with knitting practice. I am teaching her to knit but it isn’t as easy as it might be because she lives a long way… Read More Well, I was really busy last week
Something on crochet next time. But for now a little culinary aside – When I was a child my mother had a recipe for Cherry Oat Biscuits and when I had children of my own I took a copy of the recipe. The first thing I decided was that the cherries (glace cherries) were not… Read More One problem after another…………….