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Tag Archives: sweet

Pear and Ginger Upside Down Cake

Lost, a tatty, food splattered magazine clipping. It’s the recipe for a much loved pear and ginger upside cake. I’d already bought the pears and checked the pantry for treacle … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · 24 Comments

Strawberry Jam

Miss E is planning her 9th birthday party. She’d like to serve blackberry and apple juice in champagne glasses, the rim of the glass frosted with pink sugar crystals. Sigh! … Continue reading

March 13, 2013 · 10 Comments

Hazelnut Bread

This is an oldie but a goodie, a great festive season standby. Today I used hazelnuts, but you can use pistachios, almonds or walnuts, or you can use a mixture … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

BROWNIES: made with cocoa

There must be thousands of Brownie recipes, each claiming to be the best. “Best” when describing food is subjective, our likes and needs as various as there are brownie recipes! … Continue reading

June 10, 2012 · 1 Comment

Grandma’s Gingerbread Cake

My maternal Grandma Lois Bower lived well into her 99th year. Her father died aged twenty two, her mother at twenty four, her brother, twelve. Thankfully she managed to defy … Continue reading

May 29, 2012 · 10 Comments


Baking these biscuits again after many many years has been a revelation! Following my Mum’s instructions and using inexpensive ingredients that were always on hand, this recipe is the source … Continue reading

May 7, 2012 · 2 Comments


This is another of those yummy treats that have memories dating back to my early childhood holidays spent with family friends on their farm. I am always looking for treats … Continue reading

May 1, 2012 · 2 Comments


Working on  “Please Pass The Recipe” has led me to revisit recipes that I stopped making years ago for no apparent reason. This zucchini loaf is one I remember vividly … Continue reading

April 22, 2012 · 5 Comments


These luscious no bake bars have been part of my life for as long as I can remember. While I don’t have any recollection at all of my own Mum … Continue reading

April 17, 2012 · 4 Comments

Fig & Nut Cake

This recipe brings back memories of the time in my childhood when Mum used to own her own catering company and delicatessen. I’m honestly not sure if the memory is … Continue reading

March 8, 2012 · 2 Comments