It’s been a strange week. Mum’s been away on a short holiday with friends leaving us to our own devices and Paul has been at home for the boys so we’ve been let off grandparent duties too. Normally we might have taken advantage with days and meals out but not this week.
Candlemas arrived bright and sunny and just as the old weather rhyme predicts, winter has returned this week. A chilly February Sunday called for something delicious and these cinnamon, walnut and chocolate buns were just the job. I make no apologies for using the my Kenwood Chef to mix the dough. Yes, I enjoy the […]
I’m loving the new position of my desk. I’m sitting at it now and watching the Blackdown Hills, beyond the church spire, disappear in the mist. I’m kidding myself that I’ll be more organised now I have everything at hand but I’ve confessed before that I’m prone to procrastination. Actually, I’ve spent the last thirty […]
This has been an out-of-the-ordinary week with a flying visit from our youngest grandchildren and a considerably longer one from family friends. It’s not been the best of weather but we’ve made the most of it and spent only one day hibernating. It was on that day that I steamed an old family favourite pudding […]
This weekend I was tempted to bake biscotti, a sweet treat I’ve been baking successfully since 2008 (I know this because I trawled old blog files and found I’d documented my first attempt on 11 September in that year – it was James Martin’s recipe for apricot, almond and pistachio biscotti). Specifically, I was tempted […]