Tomato Bocconcini Salad Police

I may have mentioned that I adore tomatoes!  It’s called “summer’s bounty” for a reason! I had lunch with a few friends not long ago and when I say this on the menu I could almost feel my blood pressure rising.  Am I the only person out here who is driven crazy by this? There seems to… Continue Reading…

Are You Travelling To Italy?

This is my very first book review and I have a great reason for that! I have a high regard for Victoria De Maio’s travel knowledge and she has written her first book, “Victoria’s Travel TipZ Italian Style” which I am delighted to recommend to you. Victoria’s humour filled personal experiences, expertise and tips make… Continue Reading…

“German Stollen”

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Making this bread is a tradition in our house & so is having some on Christmas morning, with coffee, sitting up in bed opening our Christmas stockings! It’s not hard to make and while things are rising, you can decorate your house! For years I… Continue Reading…

Woes of a Modern Day Baker

All of us bakers are gearing up to get baking our Christmas goodies! Aah…I can smell those mince tarts right now! Every time one of my recipes specifies candied fruit I get really miffed! All we can get here these days, at least at retail level, are the chopped up drippy bits of candied fruits… Continue Reading…

“Scrap” Soup

Or…what do you do when you walk into the butcher shop and staring back at you is a great deal on pork neck bones? My chef/neighbour has been making pork broth for Asian noodle soups for a while now and God knows, who doesn’t love noodle soup? We buy some, that turns out to be… Continue Reading…

Radio Kids

Being a child of the ‘50’s and ‘60’s, I grew up on radio. I remember distinctly when transistor radios became the  hot new technology and all us teens just had to have one glued to our ears…remember when there were no ear buds? Yup!! My San Diego cousin and I would mail our favourite radio station’s… Continue Reading…

What Will There Be This Year?

Today is the big day, the Christmas cake I make every year for my San Diego cousin has just left the building! Fingers crossed it arrives safely, or should I say all in one piece, in a few days! And this now takes me to making a list of what Christmas baking will be taking… Continue Reading…