Monthly Archives: December 2014

Merry Christmas and all that….

gingerbread house 2Wow, another year almost over and what have we done?

It’s a time for love and for sharing and for eating without caring.

Wishing you all the very best over the festive season, where ever you are and whatever you do.

gingerbread house 1Mr11 and I really enjoyed making and decorating this – one for the roof, two for me! I’ll be eating a lot of this!



(Key) Lime Pie

key lime pie

I’ve always wanted to make a key lime pie. They look so good and people in the US rave about them so much. Now I do have one small, teeny tiny confession to make here…. I have never actually eaten a real-deal key lime pie. I’ve certainly had a few pretenders. Now for my other confession….  Continue reading

Spicy orange, walnut and date cake

date cake whole1

It’s taken me a long time to post this recipe, as I wanted it to be a sort of pre-Christmas reflection post on all the excess and wastage and how nice it is in the craziness of the pre-Christmas blergh to reflect on all that is good and simple (with this nice comforting cake!).

But no matter how many times I drafted this blog, I ended up sounding like a preachy old grinch and hit delete, delete, delete! I think it is probably because I have not bought a thing for anyone yet and the impending doom that is pre-Christmas shopping, combined with the irritating smug satisfaction from people who tell me they finished their shopping in October and ordered their food a month ago makes me go all #stabby. So enough already!  Continue reading