Herb & Tomato Sconebread

This is a story about flexible baking, about making tiny loaves of bread from a scone dough and calling it {sconebread}. This is a story about loving cherry tomatoes and the fragrance of herbs at any time of the morning. As my stories invariably begin, it was morning time and the first thing I wanted […]

Crocheting with string…

I’m looking into crocheting with different materials. Using the same stitches, but trying to find materials that are more durable or less expensive¬† or more suited to the purpose… Here is my first idea… making a durable table mat, which should be somewhat heatproof, using string. It is just parcel string, I found it in […]

Black pudding breakfast

St. Patrick’s weekend. If you asked me which food is for me the most Irish, the strongest taste of home, I would say black pudding. Black pudding. Tomatoes. Eggs. Nothing like black pudding for breakfast. Turn on the grill… Toss a handful of tomatoes in a little oil, salt and pepper.¬† Chop the pudding into […]

My version of {chicken in milk}

My resident landlady came into the kitchen when this was just finished, steaming and wafting loveliness up from the hob and she said “oooh that smells gooorgeous” and then a few minutes later when I took it out of the saucepan she said “oh and it looks gorgeous, what did you cook it into make […]