Nana’s Queen of Puddings Recipe

“People don’t realize how easy they have it these days. Most kids have never known what it’s like to go without anything. They want something, they get it. If there isn’t enough money, they charge it. We never wanted anything because we never realized we could have anything. We never missed what we never had. […]

Blueberry Coconut Pots with Chocolate Sauce and Toasted Almonds

 “Life is too short for self-hatred and celery sticks.” ~  Marilyn Wann   I held an impromptu dinner for friends last night. Roast lamb with baked pumpkin and garden vegetables, and then for dessert these little pots of joy. The pots of joy idea arose from me looking in the pantry and wondering what I could […]

Mango and Fig Meringue Nests Recipe

“Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.” ~ Mother Teresa This is a VERY easy dessert. Just a little chopping and stirring, but the results are pleasing and the flavours elevate it to a whole other level. There is usually a packet of little meringue nests in my […]

Nana’s Gingernut Log Recipe

A grandmother is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend. ~ Unknown I have been blessed to have grown up, and grown older, with two amazing women as my grandmothers. Now both of them are gone, although I feel them around me often, and I frequently draw on […]

Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

In a recent post My ‘One Lovely Blog’ Award, I confessed that one of the fascinating facts about me is that I can make a meal out of nothing. Well, almost nothing. That talent came in handy last night when friends dropped by unexpectedly, at dinner time. Of course I invited them to stay. It’s […]

Home-made fresh Orange Jelly Recipe

This is a delicious old-fashioned jelly recipe that is firm enough to be used for a molded dessert. It’s quick to prepare and after you’ve tried it I’m sure you’ll prefer it to packet jellies. It can be easily modified to suit diabetics by using a sweetener instead of sugar, and is gluten and dairy […]

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