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Peanut Butter and Banana Granola

September 15, 2015


September is one of my favorite months, and all these years later I still feel grateful that I don’t have to go back to school, and can enjoy the last few days of sunshine without having to wear an itchy wool uniform. It’s been a beautiful week here in Washington, but the evenings are starting to close in and the mornings are getting darker. To brighten up those  dark mornings I’m investing more time in breakfast. Continue Reading…


White Nectarine and Strawberry Muffins

June 10, 2015


Summer has arrived with a bang this year in Seattle, and we are already enjoying bounty from the garden (lettuce, spinach and strawberries). There is a small problem with the strawberries though … the problem being they are very small. They are literally the size of a fingernail. I shouldn’t complain though, as they incredibly sweet and tasty. Every time I step out into the garden I find myself eating them straight from the plant. They are disappearing fast as a result, so this weekend  I gathered a few and made these delicious strawberry and nectarine muffins. Continue Reading…


Blueberry and Orange Scones

September 7, 2014

Blueberry and Orange Scones

Here in the states most people call scones, ‘biscuits’, which I find confusing because biscuits are cookies to me! I’ve also noticed that biscuits (scones) are usually savory here and served with chicken and meat. Continue Reading…


Granola with Mango Compote

May 30, 2014


Breakfast doesn’t have to be some limp toast or soggy cornflakes. You deserve better than that! Granola, fruit and yogurt is simple, healthy and such a tasty breakfast. If you make a big batch of granola today, you will have breakfast sorted for the next month. Continue Reading…


Heuvos Rancheros

May 4, 2012

This is my very loose interpretation of Huevos rancheros, so any Mexican readers- please don’t hate me for creating my own version of this classic dish. I know you can have corn tortilla, refried bean and avocado, but this is my very simple version, which I love as a tea time snack or brunch. We usually have this as a quick supper with a cold glass of beer. Or it works as an excellent brunch on a Sunday morning. You can let the tomato sauce bubble away and then bang it in the oven between reading the papers and refreshing your coffee. Continue Reading…


Lacy Pancakes

February 21, 2012

I love pancakes so much. I get very excited every year on Pancake Tuesday and say to myself ‘I should make pancakes more often’ and then of course I forget and another year passes and I haven’t made any pancakes. I love the art of pancake making though, swishing the batter into the hot pan, moving your arms about to coat every last bit of  the pan. Not to mention the amazing smell of pancakes cooking. I adore the way they turn a beautiful mottled golden brown. And of course the best bit, the art of flipping the pancake. Not that it always turns out right, sometimes I have use my hands to fix it up. I’m lucky to be blessed with asbestos hands and no amount of heat seems to affect my fingers. My Mum was a master at pancake making and I loved watching her make delicious thin and crispy pancakes, the thinner the better. Continue Reading…