On the move…

Things are going to be a bit quiet around here for a few days – the movers are coming this morning and we’re going to take the slow road to our new home. Am suddenly plagued with all sorts of scary thoughts about the move. It’s not like we’re taking off on a proper island…

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Musical Monday: Something Good Can Work

One more day to go until the movers come. List of jobs getting smaller, pile of miscellaneous things on kitchen bench getting bigger. Still time to listen to this song though – a KitchenMaid can’t dust and scrub and clean without some sort of soundtrack. What’s keeping you busy this Monday – and what are…

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A lovely bunch of coconuts

Some things get lost in translation, especially in recipes. After a year in New Zealand it appears I have assimilated a little too much and am now causing a wee bit of confusion by referring to ‘coconut’ in recipes and expecting you to know what I’m talking about. So – a quick tutorial. Desiccated coconut…

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Sweet sweet Friday: Vegan Cupcakes

I’ve been making lots of cupcakes this week – the Boy Wonder took some to work and I froze the rest for Erin the Amazing Babysitter. Erin came into our lives when I started making cupcakes for a local craft market and she became my unofficial tester. I try to have some on hand whenever…

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Retail therapy

Our house is full of boxes and my head is full of decisions. Do we keep this? Is it too soon to pack that? The man from the charity shop has come and taken a load of stuff away and I’ve dutifully recycled dozens of glass jars that were waiting for preserves and little plastic…

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