Strong Complex Wheat has been a problem for me for quite some time and recently I have had to eliminate spelt from my diet ….. So that leaves me with all things Gluten Free. Rather than lament the baked goodies I have made and enjoyed over the years I have decided to embrace my… Continue reading Yummy Cheese and Leek Tart ….and its Gluten Free!
Just love this lemon, coconut unbaked slice … perfect for the hot weather and deliciously rich enough to have just one square with coffee … if you can limit yourself! First line a 7-8″ square pan ( or similar ) with non stick bake paper Ingredients: 375 gm pack of Arnotts shortbread biscuits… Continue reading Lemon Coconut Slice
Making mouth watering marmalade or plum or apricot jam from your own home grown fruit is an art that I have practised for decades. There are a number of tricks and tips that I will share with you but if you are new to this process then start with something very reliable like grapefruit marmalade.… Continue reading Making Preserves the Old Fashioned Way
I just love Autumn and strolling through leafy streets drinking in the colour and shapes of seasonal change. Yesterday was the perfect day! These photos really do say it all Look closer and you will see micro delights as well as large sculptural frames revealed as the leaves fall Beautiful Sasanqua Camelias … so on… Continue reading Sunday in Canterbury
Our Scottish Wanderlust continues….. Journeying south from Perthshire, visual treats unfold as we took the path beside Loch Lomond to the West Coast of Ayreshire. Beautiful Killin falls … a ‘must stop’ photo opportunity with morning mist hanging over the craggy rocks. Lakeside stops … & shores of Loch Lomond Driving through picturesque landscapes affords… Continue reading Scottish Wanderlust….Falls, Gardens, & Lakeside
How can you make someones life better today? This morning I received a lovely card with beautiful thoughts from a dear friend. She has been suffering stoically with illness for many years now ….but as with other close friends and family who have endured illness and poor health, what has been given to us is… Continue reading Giving & Sharing
Gates are those entry and exit points that welcome or deter you, peek your interest or just make a statement in the surrounding streetscape. On my regular walk the other day I snapped a few gates which reflected period charm and practicality. I rather like the detail and cut out motif complimenting this one A… Continue reading Gates
How lovely is the Hebe flower, a spike of dozens of little flowers that cluster to perfection. I remember this plant as a child …. I don’t think it appealed to me much then, but now I love to be greeted by this hardy shrub. Once established they are so easy to care for and… Continue reading Hebe Beauty!
My Lavender Harvest: When I was setting out my garden I chose warm sunny borders to plant english lavender. This is the best lavender to harvest for culinary and potpouri use. Now mature, it took a couple of years for it to start to ‘hedge’ with regular clipping in Summer and Autumn. In winter it… Continue reading Lavender Harvest