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Cheeky Chutney

The run up to Christmas is here and with less than a month to go it is time to be thinking about presents!  Home-made things are a cute option and show the receiver you really care about them. 222 more words


Homeless for Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving was probably unlike yours – calm and quiet with almost zero hustle and bustle in the kitchen.  I spent the day making Thumbprint cookies with raspberry/cloudberry jam centers for men at The Sleeping Room (the local men’s shelter in Muncie, IN), before serving them dinner.   530 more words


London afternoon tea: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory style

So it seems I shamefully haven’t posted anything on this blog for 4 months. Oops… I’ll put it down to an unsuccessful juggling act: starting a degree, Cantonese classes and slotting into my new job, all at once!  975 more words


Skirting around

Following the success of the table cloth I moved on to making a skirt from the fabric my sister had found. There were two other rolls of vintage Laura Ashley although not quite as exciting as the flowers,  enough inspiration for some new clothes. 395 more words


Onion Jam

Onion Jam (or relish or marmalade or whatever you would like to call it) is a staple in our house. We get a bit panicky when we look in the cupboard to find there’s a only a couple of jars left. 466 more words

Comfort Food

Warm and Spicy

The wind is howling outside and I can hear the waves crashing on the shore just down the road. But the kitchen has been busy today and the warm smell of bread pudding is accompanied by the spices used in today’s small batch of Apricot Exoticas. 16 more words