On the first day of Christmas…


  …my neighbor gave to me, a partridge and another partridge. Well, it doesn’t really scan, but it did really happen.  Now this is a real, honest and true country moment for me.  My husband had spoken to my very kind and knowledgable neighbor about the gunfire that we had been hearing during the day and found … Continue reading

Marshmallow Madness?


Just a quick note, really: If you have taken me up on my suggestion to make homemade marshmallows and now have a load of them just sitting around, why don’t you try one of these delicious recipes. S’more Cookie Bars by Baking Bites http://bakingbites.com/2007/08/smore-cookie-bars/ Rocky Road Ice Cream by My Baking Addiction http://www.mybakingaddiction.com/clean-out-pantry-rocky-road-ice-cream/ http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/433315/Hummingbird-Bakery-marshmallow-cupcakes I … Continue reading

A little bit of Fluff

A little bit of Fluff


After my rather serious first post, I thought I’d change it up with a post about something sweet and light and fluffy. And what fits the bill better than marshmallows? You see, I was leafing through a copy of Ina Garten’s (The Barefoot Contessa) Family Style Cookbook with my son who simply adores cookbooks (clever boy) when I … Continue reading

The Creativity of the Dragon


In late March 2010 my family and I moved from a seaside resort in Somerset to a tiny village in Northamptonshire. On the day that we moved into our new house, I took this photo. My daughter, age 3, would not stop talking about the ‘dragon’ she saw out the window. I stopped, got out of the car and snapped … Continue reading