Ah, Spring!

The snow has melted, birds are singing, flowers are beginning to bloom and …… Henri attempts to avoid helping me with Spring Cleaning yet again!

The Case of the Mysterious Snacks

Two months ago when I went outside to refill the bird feeder, I found a pastry wedged into a corner of the back porch.  “Looks like someone is having a bit of fun,” I said and asked Henri if he knew anything about it. “Madame, Henri does not play the practical joke”, he answered in […]

Happy New Year!

Happy Gnew Year from Henri, Porthos, Fledermaus and me! Wishing everyone a healthy, safe and prosperous year!

Happy Gnomevember!

Henri, my resident gnome, and I wish everyone a safe, happy and healthy Gnomevember! Read about my exploits with Henri here

The Coffee Cake Caper

Lockdown Day Number Whatever:I decided to try and revise a regular coffee cake recipe to be gluten-free. It was easy to do. (Although I don’t advise eating this on a regular basis as it has a ridiculous amount of sugar and butter. But as an occasional treat, go for it!) As I took the cake […]

Happy Valentine’s Day

A handsome young gnome called Benny Was admired by gnome maidens a-plenty He found a fine wife They have a most happy life And were blessed with good children four-and-twenty. Limerick #6 🙂

A Yule Log

I was washing the lunch dishes when I heard singing coming from the back garden. I looked out the window and saw six gnomes valiantly rolling a log towards the back door. Sometime later, Henri finally brought it inside. “Madame, nous vous présentons le Yule Log!” “It’s perfect for our Winter Solstice celebration! Thank you […]