the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Category: Recipe of the Day

Hors d’Oeuvres

Hors d’Oeuvres

I could happily live on hors d’oeuvres. And, in my single days, did. Little delicious bits of this and that, accompanied with wine or champagne. What’s not to like? Typically these are foods high on the taste index. Often presented on bread or crackers; eaten with fingers or […]

Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread

The magic of yeast never ceases to amaze me. The perfect platform for butter. My formula: 3 c. bread flour 1 tsp instant yeast 2 tsp. salt 1½ c. warm water Mix it up. Let it do its magic for 8 hrs. Then form dough […]

A Little Lunch

A Little Lunch

Lunch around here usually consists of sandwiches. Sometimes with soup. Or just soup and home-made bread. But pizza is the ultimate offering that gets everyone in the kitchen the minute the buzzer rings, clamouring for the biggest slice (yep, they’re growing boys. Well, one is […]

A Celebration Cake

A Celebration Cake

Oh, the excitement of a birthday! It is always a family affair in our home; we’ve never done the birthday hullabaloo with 101 kids and games and party favours. Just a special dinner, a present or two, and a cake. Always a cake, made by Mum. This year […]

Breakfast

Breakfast

A rainy, grey morning is the perfect reason to bake biscuits. I’m not one to eat early, or much, and rather like Pooh’s notion of elevenses. He, of course, would have them with honey; I had mine with cherry jam. And tea, of course. Biscuit Recipe […]