Grief control. Knitting, cakes and chicken tray bakes

Grief. It’s a strange thing. Different very time. Why did I think I’d feel the same after my dad died as I would after my mum did? I guess it is (blessed) inexperience. But it has been so much harder. Anyway. I’m out the other side of (most of) it now. And I have aContinue reading “Grief control. Knitting, cakes and chicken tray bakes”

What I’ve been cooking this summer

This summer I’ve discovered a fabulous new salad, two great cakes and a new gluten free cookie recipe. Carrot and edamame salad with soy ginger dressing Salad: 1  x 450g packet of frozen shelled edamame beans 2 medium carrots, shredded or grated 2 spring onions or half a red onion, finely sliced a generous fewContinue reading “What I’ve been cooking this summer”

Zucchini fritters with salmon, lemon slice and orange muffins. All gluten free

Are you lucky enough to have a group of likeminded sewers, creative knitters, crocheting geniuses, embroidery queens and other crafty people to share your obsessions with? I am. And they are fabulous. My group has a very healthy emphasis on delicious food and wonderful conversation as well as endless cups of tea and craftiness. OneContinue reading “Zucchini fritters with salmon, lemon slice and orange muffins. All gluten free”

Little lemony syrupy polenta cakes

Craft night at my place = gluten free yummy things (one of the crafty peeps is a coeliac). Tonight we had individual serves of nachos and these little cakes. The cakes have that distinctive grainy polenta texture with moist lemon syrupy goodness. Lemon polenta syrup cakes 160g unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup caster sugar 3Continue reading “Little lemony syrupy polenta cakes”

More daughter cooking: Rhubarb ‘Snacking’ Cake

I hope this is turning into a pattern. Felicity turned her hand at one of Smitten Kitchen recipes. This is what she did. Cake 560 grams rhubarb 1 1/3 cup sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 120 grams butter, softened 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest 2 large eggs 1 1/3 cups plain (all-purpose) flour 1 teaspoon bakingContinue reading “More daughter cooking: Rhubarb ‘Snacking’ Cake”