Blueberry Cucumber Salad

Blueberry Cucumber Salad

This versatile salad makes a great starter for an elegant dinner when served in a champagne coupe or martini glass.  It’s equally at home in a lidded mason jar for your next picnic. The cukes and blueberries are tangy and refreshing; the goat cheese...
Mixed Berry Scones

Mixed Berry Scones

This recipe, very slightly adapted from Cook’s Country, is a winner. The tartness of the berries is offset beautifully by a touch of sweetness in the butter and honey glaze.   These American-style, big, shaggy scones are easy to make and fill the house...
Clementine and Dundee – Almost Grown Up

Clementine and Dundee – Almost Grown Up

Fans of Clementine and Dundee will be happy to know that The Diabolical Duo are in fine form. While still mercilessly teasing his sisters, Dundee’s presence is now more or less tolerated. It looks like he’s here to stay {deep cat sigh}. I may not like it,...
Love-er-ly Lilacs

Love-er-ly Lilacs

It’s that blissful time of year where the air is redolent with the heavenly scent of lilacs. I can’t get enough of them. We have three bushes on our Cape property, two of the “common” pale purple colour and one of the deeper purple French...
Ice Cream Social

Ice Cream Social

“You scream, I scream, We all scream, for Ice Cream.” Except at an ice cream social. Screaming would be rude. Ice cream, though – that we must have! Let’s gather some of our favourite flavours. How about Peanut Butter Chocolate, Mint Chocolate...