Gooseberry Soufflé – a Risen Tangy Delight

The annual minuscule crop of Gooseberries was harvested a month ago and it is never enough to make jam with.   I have 2 gooseberry bushes and this year one of them decided not to fruit at all (or the birds had them all) so I was left with about 700g of red gooseberries ripening at…

Levantine Carrot Cake

Gardening and baking are quixotic hobbies.  Both involve set ingredients with multiple variables that mean things can go horribly wrong.  The gardener’s refrain is “You should have seen it last week”, usually to a visitor who has just missed the best show the roses have ever given before they go over.  The baker’s refrain is…

It Has Been Too Long

I find it hard to believe it was Easter when I last posted. Yet again other elements of my life conspired to get in between me, baking and the blog.  We have, until the last week,  had a glorious spring and summer  in the UK which had the beloved and me in the garden much…

A World Trip on a Pancake

Someone asked me recently when I started baking, and I answered it was when my mother roped me into the annual mince pie marathon at Christmas.  It being Shrove Tuesday, better known as Pancake Day, I realised my memory has played me false.  The first thing I ever cooked was a pancake inspired by my…

Christmas Eve and Not a Baked Good in Sight?

A baking blog with nothing at Christmas?  What sort of blog is that?  Well unfortunately one of someone rather harassed with work again.  Christmas has rushed upon me this year and I am more unprepared than ever.  That project I mentioned a while back finally went live a month ago, but as is the way…

Baking, Blogging and Life are not always compatible

To those of you who have followed me, I just want to apologise for not posting for a while.  Life has unfortunately decided to throw a few googlies my way (that is an English cricketing term for being a bloody pain in the backside) which has just got in the way of posting for a…