This is a recipe you will recall from your childhood. Even if you have never made it, I am sure you would have sampled a piece along your way. It is certainly familiar to me. Continue reading
I was going through my emails the other day, deleting like mad. In this household, we get five of every email, we have two computers, an iPad, and two iPhones. That is a lot of deleting. To make matters worse, when we arrive at either Bridgetown or Perth, the in-box is chockers after not being open for up to two weeks. On the night of arrival, I delete like crazy and, again, on the night before departure. Sometimes, I get carried away and delete an important email or one I had saved to read – que sera, sera.
When I was a kid, we only had shortbread at Christmas. Mum made shortbread, melting moments, White Christmas and rum balls once a year and we thought they were the bee’s knees. She would make them well before Christmas but we weren’t allowed to eat them unless we had guests and only then if it was a “Christmas visit”. Continue reading
The egg white situation is out of control. At last count, I had 34 in my freezer! I don’t know how it happens. I don’t feel like I make that much custard, although, …
I did make a passionfruit tart the other day which contributed 12 egg whites to the collection. EllaDee was visiting so I thought I would make something special. One has to impress fellow bloggers, doesn’t one? Continue reading
My mate, Steve, gave me this recipe. It is called Easy Orange Cake and it’s not called that for nothing. You won’t get an easier cake to make.
The recipe indicated the mixture could also be made into muffins. And since there is only Maus and me, I decided to go with muffins so I could freeze some, if necessary, but they are disappearing quickly so I don’t think there will be any to freeze.
All you have to do for this recipe is put the ingredients into a food processor. If you only have a small food processor, chop your orange in it and then put the orange and the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and mix by hand. If you don’t have a food processor, don’t worry, just chop the orange as finely as you can. Continue reading
Not so long ago, I read this recipe on Francesca’s blog Almost Italian and I knew, instantly, that I was going to try it. There are only five ingredients: egg whites (how I love to find a use for my ever-expanding freezer collection), sugar, chocolate, walnuts and dates. With those ingredients, how could it not taste Absolutely Fabulous? Then, whilst reading the comments on the post, I was fascinated to note that Sandra from Please Pass the Recipe had also posted the recipe on her blog. That got me thinking. From all those years studying statistics, I knew it could not be by chance that they had both come up with the same recipe. So where did it come from? Such a question is usually quite easy to solve with the help of Google – you can find anything on the web or, as it turns out, just about anything. Continue reading
Firstly, let me apologise for the grainy (appropriate, as it turns out) photos in this post. All the photos have been taken with my phone. I left my camera in Perth. My tripod is here but no bloody camera. I can’t believe I did it, especially as I planned to do an “In My Kitchen” post. “Oh well, shit happens,” as they say. Continue reading
It is lemon season here in the West.
Why I grew three lemon trees and a rangpur lime tree, I will never know. Nobody needs that much citrus. Continue reading
Maus’ brother, Trevor, and sister-in-law, Robyn, visited us over the Easter weekend.
Last year, they visited Great Britain for the Rugby World Cup and, as part of their trip, they visited Wales. We got talking and they mentioned that they had such fond memories of the Welsh cakes they ate while away that they decided to make some on their return home. Continue reading