Sewing lesson results

Miss F, our daughter, picked pajamas as her first sewing attempt. But not just any old easy pattern for elastic topped pants. She wanted to make a cross over wrap bodice nightie with lace edging. And to use a cotton jersey instead of a nice stable woven. But I didn’t want to discourage her byContinue reading “Sewing lesson results”

They are sooo ‘chocolatey’ I could almost die

Ok all you people that are trying to lose the extra weight post Christmas…don’t even look…the following pictures are likely to cause you to throw your good intentions to the wind. Everyone should have a signature dish and chocolate brownies are the one Miss F is famous for. Whenever we have a picnic or specialContinue reading “They are sooo ‘chocolatey’ I could almost die”

Spiced Fruit Pinwheels

This is the sort of cooking your Grandmother used to do. Homemade, simple, quick and best eaten warm from the oven. Ingredients 3 cups self-raising flour 60g butter, chilled, cubed 1/4 cup caster sugar 11/4 cups milk 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 11/4 cups of mixed dried fruit Method Preheat oven to 200°C. Line 2 bakingContinue reading “Spiced Fruit Pinwheels”