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 🙂

Limerick #4

A baker from north Timbuktu Made award-winning tiramisu I tell you no lies She won every prize And then made some sweet pain perdu*. *Commonly known as French toast, pain perdu means “lost bread” in French. Best made with day-old bread. photo credit: Image by Andy Walther from Pixabay

Limerick #3

There lived a green bird in a tree A magnificent warbler was he He sang day and night To all’s delight And then drank a large G&T. (or a “large pot of tea” in the family blog version) On a more serious note, some bird populations are diminishing or becoming extinct altogether due to habitat […]

Another Limerick!

I often have strange or comical dreams before waking. In this morning’s dream I was on a stage with several other people sitting on small wooden chairs. The stage curtains were royal blue with gold trim. We were gathered to recite limericks that we made up on the spot. As I have only written one […]

Limerick

Although I’m a life-long reader of limericks, I’ve only been able to write one: There was a young man from Hastings His hobby of choice was wine-tastings He once got so drunk He stepped on a skunk And was promptly evicted from Hastings. He awoke by the side of a river With a terrible pain […]

Another Visitation

The other night I had the strange feeling I was not alone in the house. The next morning my suspicions were confirmed. No, it wasn’t a ghost. Although a ghost would have been less trouble. Undoubtedly, a mouse had partaken of a midnight snack. And of course, chose the more expensive red pear to munch […]

Leaves, a lot to be desired

I love Autumn! Bright blue skies, crisp air, harvest fruits and vegetables and colourful leaves. Lots and lots of leaves. When I purchased my property the three big trees once here, were long gone. Only the stumps remain. I wish I had a tree! However, all the neighbours’ leaves are now in my back garden. […]