A Christmas Memory

A Christmas Memory

My paternal grandparents lived next door to us from the time I was five until my early teens. They hailed from Yorkshire, in the North of England, and their practical, straightforward approach to life extended to the Christmas season. Having lived through two World...
Winter White Cupcake Wreath

Winter White Cupcake Wreath

Ever since I laid my hands on “Hello, Cupcake!”, Irresistibly playful creations anyone can make, by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson, I’ve been dying to make the White Wreath. The project really is as easy as the blandishments in the book claim....
Sticky Toffee Trifle

Sticky Toffee Trifle

I’ve always been a fan of Sticky Toffee Pudding with its dense cake and luscious caramel sauce, so I was eager to try this lighter, caramel-custard version with its drool-worthy trifle presentation. I took it to a friend’s house recently as a contribution...
Operation Calming Clementine

Operation Calming Clementine

She’s a lively, little imp, our Clementine. Though she’s over a year now, her energy is still boundless. There is a whirl of activity most mornings as she wrestles with  Churchill. Her walking on the leash is much improved and she’s graduated to...