Banana Pound Cake

By | May 29th, 2011|All Recipe Posts, Cakes, Fruit|

Keeping it homely and simple this weekend.  Because it's cold outside. I love bananas but always end up buying more than I can use and eat before at least one or two get very, very ripe.  That's sufficient inspiration to

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Salted Caramel Gelato & Awards Time

By | May 24th, 2011|All Recipe Posts, Ice cream & Sorbet|

I seem to have abandoned my post (pardon the pun).  Back again now and with a special mission.  Awards!!  Oh, yes, and there is a recipe too :-) In the past month or so, I've been very lucky (and very

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Spiced Persimmon Cakes

By | May 14th, 2011|All Recipe Posts, Cupcakes, Fruit|

I consider myself extremely lucky.  Relatives and friends share their garden harvests every year and this provides both inspiration and opportunity for me to cook and bake things I might otherwise not do.  Over the past few months, I've been

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Pear and Walnut Frangipane Tart

By | May 8th, 2011|All Recipe Posts, Fruit, Nuts, Tarts & Patisserie|

I love autumn.  Not the weather getting colder, days getting shorter part.  I'm not so enthused about that.  I need my sunshine.  But while everyone else is raking up leaves and cursing about the mess they make, I think they

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Blackberry Rose & Chilli Jam

By | May 3rd, 2011|All Recipe Posts, Breakfast, Fruit, Jams & Preserves, Special Diet|

Inspiration can sometimes come at you at the strangest times and from unexpected sources.  Well, in this case, maybe not so wholly unexpected, but it certainly stuck and I couldn't shake it until I did something about it.   I got

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