Monthly Archives

December 2016

  • Fruit mince pies

    Fruit Mince Pies

    Christmas is around the corner, which means it’s time to make fruit mince pies. They are my major concession to Christmas, baked every year regardless of weather considerations. As for the rest of the Christmas…

    December 21, 2016
  • Lamb koftas

    Lamb Koftas, Tabouleh, Baba Ganoush and Hummus

    This is a  feast that takes about an hour to prepare but it is well worth the effort. It’s perfect for when you want nibbly kind of food, rather than something heavy. You can…

    December 17, 2016
  • Auntie Mary biscuits

    Auntie Mary Biscuits

    The problem with recipes that are handed down from generation to generation can often be the name. Auntie Mary Biscuits are a case in point.  Auntie Mary wasn’t really an auntie to any immediate member of…

    December 14, 2016
  • Greek yoghurt pancakes

    Greek Yoghurt Pancakes

    Pancakes are a breakfast staple. The weekend special treat when you have time to sit down and eat without thinking about rushing out the door. We have always used a traditional pancake batter made…

    December 10, 2016
  • Reading...November


    Deciding what to read next each time I finish a book is quite random. In fact it tends to be luck of the draw. The book that grabs your eye on the library shelf;…

    December 7, 2016
  • kipfler potato, lentil and feta salad

    Kipfler potato, lentil and feta salad

    Potato salad comes in all shapes and sizes. Back in the day I made a classic potato salad: steamed potatoes, and gently fried sliced mushrooms, red onion and garlic. If you were luck you’d get some…

    December 3, 2016