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Chocolate Orange Tartlets

November 10, 2015

OrangeChocTarts (1 of 2)

So far we’ve a had a very mild autumn, but in the last few days there has been a bitter cold chill in the air. Like most people, I am not a fan of frosty mornings and dark evenings,  but I love the chance to sit by a roaring fire and indulge in hot chocolate and buttery treats. These chocolate and orange tarts are just the type of treat that can make any day seem brighter. Continue Reading…


Rhubarb and Custard Tarts

April 11, 2015


I felt like it was time for a change – a spring clean, and a new look for Stasty.  I got this beautiful blog theme from Solo Pine -I just love the clean lines, and also the fact that it’s “made with love in Seattle”. I’ve gotten rid of most of the pesky ads, to make room for bigger and brighter pictures. I’ve also sharpened up my logo, but couldn’t part with my beloved wooden spoon. It belongs to my Dad, and it’s truly a great spoon to cook with. Continue Reading…


Chocolate Brownie Pies

December 13, 2014

Christmas Brownie Pies

I sometimes find it hard to believe that I have been living here in Seattle for over 2 years! I think I have assimilated well. I probably speak more like an American-when I go to the grocery store, I say cart instead of trolley for one!  I celebrate American holidays, and have forgotten all about those countless European bank holidays 😉 I eat American – now that I know where to find all the great local produce, there is little I miss – with exception of Irish cheese and dairy. Continue Reading…


Cherry Pie

June 5, 2014


Lots of things to be excited about this week- cherries are in season, plus there are beautiful peony roses blooming in the garden. It really is the small things! Living in Washington means that we are blessed with the most delicious, sun ripened, sweet and juicy cherries. Continue Reading…


Caramelized Onion Quiche

May 15, 2014

Caramelized Onion Quiche
This quiche tasted so good, that I just had to have a glass of wine with it. This particular recipe takes quiche to a whole new level. Just imagine it – crisp, buttery pastry, layers of soft, sweet, caramelized onions and finally some delicious, nutty Gruyere cheese with pillow soft eggs. Continue Reading…


Berry and Vanilla Cream Tart

May 9, 2014

Berry Tart (
I often revisit and revise recipes I have made before on the blog. This week I went back in time – way back to the very start. My first ever post was for a fruit tart and the photos are so blindingly awful that I wanted to erase them the minute I saw them again. Continue Reading…