One Of Your Five A Day

Let’s face it, we all love eating cake or is that too much of a universal statement?  Be that as it may, what better way to beat the guilt trip than to ensure there’s ‘one of your five a day’ on the menu?  Such was the theme for Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club’s...

Another gluten free shortcrust pastry recipe

I have been really interested and very pleased in the knowledge that my recipe posting of gluten free shortcrust pastry has drawn a lot of interest.  Encouraged, I have been having a play with another gluten free pastry recipe with my own tweaks on it and am pleased...

Fun and nonsense in Ilkley

What better way to enjoy my last day of ‘freedom’ before starting a new job than a bit of retail therapy and mischief with ‘official partner in crime’.  Destination:  Ilkley, West Yorkshire. It was a very cold winters’ day and this photograph doesn’t do...

My all cocoa brownies

I would have defied anyone who would have suggested that brownies are just as rich and fudgy without using melted dark chocolate as an ingredient.  I couldn’t imagine that cocoa powder would deliver anything like the gooey, rich finish one looks for in these chocolate...

Baked tomatoes with pearl barley, olive & caper stuffing

Tomatoes take on a rich, sweet, flavour when baked and I love the colourfulness of this dish.  I was inspired to make concoct this recipe one weekend lunch time as I had some olives and lemons  that needed using up along with some cupboard staples.  If you don’t have...