Spanish Almond Cake

Plain and simple. I like it. Spanish Almond Cake This comes from “Food Worth Making” by Sam Mannering 3 eggs 1 Tblspn sherry 150g ground almonds (freshly ground makes all the difference) 150g caster sugar Pre heat the oven to 180° Line a small cake tin with baking paper Separate the eggs Put the yolks, […]

Fried Green Tomatoes

A crunchy fried morsel, with a tangy gooey middle. If you haven’t already met – let me introduce you to one of my favourite things… Fried Green Tomatoes For one good sized, green tomato 1 egg 1/4 cup of flour 1/4 cup of dried breadcrumbs. My favourite for this (and just about everything else), are […]

Lemon Verbena Syrup Cake

When skies are grey and you need some cheer – make cake. This tangy sweet delicious number will warm the cockles of your heart. This recipe is from The Cooks Herb Garden by Mary Browne, Helen Leach and Nancy Titchbourne. Three New Zealand sisters who put together useful, gorgeous books. See also The Cooks Salad […]

Elderflower Cordial

The elderflowers are in! There’s great excitement in our house because everyone loves elderflower cordial! Such an amazing tree – for coughs and colds there’s nothing like elderflower tea at the onset, so I hope you dry some of your flowers and leave some for berries later on. Elderflowers are best picked just as the […]