Just a quick post. In 2012 I shared my ‘healthy’ Spicy, Nutty, Banana Bread. recipe with you – https://rainbowjunkiecorner.wordpress.com/2012/07/22/spicy-nutty-banana-bread-recipe/ Then a year later I shared a variation with you – https://rainbowjunkiecorner.wordpress.com/2013/07/04/banana-bread-revisited/ That time I added molasses instead of honey and ground ginger instead of coriander. Well recently I realised that I had rather a lot of… Read More Another Banana Bread variation
I don’t normally think in terms of lettuce, cucumber and tomato for a salad these days. Sometimes I’ll just have lettuce as a side dish but when I want a salad to go with a meal instead of vegetables I normally have some lettuce and either a Waldorf Salad or this one. Carrot, Avocado and… Read More My Favourite Salad
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
I hope you don’t mind hearing more about my oat cakes. It was time to make some more and this time I thought I would experiment with a couple of changes. The two changes I had in mind was to grind up some of the oats a little less finely and to add baking powder.… Read More Seeking perfection? or just a change?
Not sure how easy it would be to get my favourite sort of oatcakes and having plenty of oats I decided to try and make my own. I actually made them at the same time as I made the Hot Cross Buns as they needed the same temperature for about the same amount of time.… Read More Making Oatcakes
Wishing you a Blessed Good Friday. I include a poem that I think is very old therefore hopefully not in copyright. O King of the Friday Whose limbs were stretched on the cross, O Lord who did suffer The bruises, the wounds, the loss, We stretch ourselves Beneath the shield of thy might, Some fruit… Read More Good Friday
I have just made this and taken photographs quickly with flash. The recipe is mainly for my niece but I thought anyone might be interested. It is my own personal combination from a variety of recipes as I like the addition of the orange and cinnamon flavours. Here is a copy of my recipe card.… Read More Cranberry sauce recipe
Now that recipe I mentioned last Monday. In my recipe book it is called ‘Danish’ strawberry cake but as it is a ‘Cordon Bleu’ cookbook I don’t know how authentically Danish it is. As we were going to be five for lunch that day, I decided that I needed to make double quantities as I… Read More Strawberry cake
Last weekend I decided to try making some oat bread. I thought I would share the recipe with you. This is how I made it, slightly modified from the book I got it from, though I have given the full quantities not the half amounts that I used. You start with 8oz wholemeal bread flour,… Read More Oat Bread recipe
One thing I like to do when the occasion arises is to make marzipan fruit. I don’t think I learnt to make these either from my mother or school; I think it must have been a book or leaflet. For those of you who have never tried this is what you need. Some marzipan, of… Read More Making marzipan fruits and Christmas baking
First a little story. I am very fond of the flowers of the Japanese quince (Chaenomeles), I had one in the last house, so when I moved here I planted one in the garden. However a few years ago it became infested with a pest that covered it in fine cobwebs and which died down… Read More Not quite a recipe!
In February I shared some knitting, crochet and a recipe plus a couple of photographs. The light has not always been good for photographs this month. For knitting I showed you my first attempt at a new way of knitting a short row heel with a chart and link in case anyone else wanted to… Read More February Montage
When I was a child chain-letters were very popular but having had the process explained to me I never had anything to do with them except for once when my mother was the recipient of a recipe chain-letter. We decided that you couldn’t go far wrong with that and took a chance. In the event… Read More Another tea-time treat
When I buy beetroot from the greengrocer’s, I like to buy it when the leaves attached are fresh and green. Then I have an extra vegetable to enjoy. First, I remove the leaves from above the red stems. I cut off the beetroot and they go in the fridge for another day. I keep the… Read More Yummy Beetroot greens
This is one of my children’s favourite treats and I am pretty fond of it too. The original recipe came off the back of a tin of condensed milk over fifty years ago. The home made version is so much better than any commercially produced version I have ever tasted, so it is worth making… Read More Millionaires’ Shortbread recipe
Quite a variety in August. Only one crochet item this month which was the star bunting f0r my elder daughter’s birthday that I have been making over the last few months, mainly during bus or train journeys. (This is not to say I have not been doing other crochet and even knitting this month.) No… Read More August Montage
I realised when I made a picture menu for my recipes that I have not yet shared with you my favourite peach pudding. I suppose part of the reason for this is that I am normally making it when I have guests so I haven’t time to think of taking photographs along the way. This… Read More Almondy Stuffed Peaches
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
I have not quite got used to only posting once a week and I have this recipe to share with you. So here it is. This isn’t my favourite peach pudding (which I may share with you one day) but it is appropriate to this time of the year. Stuffed Mincemeat Peaches You need a… Read More Peachy pudding
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?
I made this last week but have been doing posts on other things. Next week I will try to continue with my holiday. Almost a year ago now, I shared a banana bread recipe with you – Here and in the menu at the top. Well, when you come back from holiday and the two… Read More Banana bread revisited
I realise that I haven’t shared a recipe with you for a while, so here is a favourite recipe of mine “Liver and Juniper berries”. My son-in-law who has never liked liver enjoys this. He told me that he didn’t eat liver because he had heard that polar bear liver was so full of vitamin… Read More Liver and Juniper berries
The last couple of years I have moved a little away from the centrality of a standard Christmas cake and given priority to making a Stollen. The recipe I use is an amalgamation of one in a book and one I found on the internet. The one in the book had no marzipan which is… Read More Making a Dresdner Stollen
“Here is one I prepared earlier!” Since my granddaughter is here this week, I put this post together last week. I thought that I would share with you my recipe for Muesli. It is what I have for breakfast on weekdays. The recipe in its proportions owes something to this book that I bought many… Read More Homemade Muesli
Carrot and lemon soup is one of my favourites. The recipe comes from Rose Elliot’s ‘Complete Vegetarian Cookbook’. I normally make sure I have some carrots in the fridge but when I went shopping on Friday I bought all these carrots and a lemon with an eye to making some carrot and lemon soup this… Read More Making one of my favourite soups
The other day I made some spicy, nutty, banana bread. (The day I posted about the yarn in fact!) and today I made some more because I hadn’t realised that the baking powder from Waitrose was more diluted than the one I was using before and the bread didn’t rise as much as it should.… Read More Spicy, Nutty, Banana Bread – recipe
I am proceeding with the socks and flower cloth but nothing interesting to show yet so I thought I would share another creative venture. Mint Jelly Most years about this time I admire the wonderful greenness of the mint and intend to do something with it but then realise either that it has flowered and… Read More And now for something completely different
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…………….