As Valentine’s Day approaches each year many romantics are filled with equal measures of hope and dread. Not me. Mr. B and I decided long ago it was not for us. I think of it as a ‘Hallmark’ occasion. This year was a bit different, well for me anyway. I had a bride and her … Continue reading V-Day.
A few weeks ago I finally harvested the olives from our back yard trees. It was tricky this year, with loads still green and unripe when the first ones were ready, and we had perfect, sunny days. Then there was a long run of rainy weather where ladder climbing would have been reckless. So frustrating! … Continue reading The Olive Harvest.
I don’t know about you, but I seem to be throwing away over-ripe bananas all the time during the warm weather – even the chickens are sick of them. This super easy gluten free banana bread is my solution and the absolute favourite in our house at the moment. I baked a loaf a few … Continue reading Gluten Free Banana Bread.
After having picked a little over 2 and a half kilos of tomatoes in one go last Friday, then even more over the weekend, I officially pronounced a glut. Today I decided to make Jamie Oliver’s Easy Tomato Chutney. I made this last year and it was so delicious that the girls were hanging around … Continue reading Jamie’s Tomato Chutney.
The girls and I were invited over to a new friend’s house for morning last week, so as Miss E has coeliac disease, I got up early and baked a batch of gluten free raspberry and white chocolate muffins to take with us. I’ve been baking gluten free goodies for over 10 years now, since … Continue reading Gluten Free Muffins.
Everyone has a few quick and easy favourite meals in their repertoire. My go-to meal is roast tomato pasta, especially in summer when I have plenty of tomatoes in the garden. It’s so easy, pretty quick, and a complete no-brainer. We eat this on a weekly basis and it’s always the meal I choose if … Continue reading Roast Tomato Pasta.