blueberry betty and an exciting new project

blueberry betty and an exciting new project

Blueberries lend themselves to all manner of summertime treats with crazy names: blueberry buckle, blueberry cobbler, blueberry crumble, blueberry crisp, blueberry grunt and, my new-found favourite, blueberry Betty. Like all Brown Betty’s the fruit is sweetened then layered with bread cubes … Continue reading

cassis e framboise confiture

cassis e framboise confiture

RIGHT TURN CLYDE! For those of you who remember my jubilation last summer when I’d discovered that my struggling teeny black current shrub had miraculously birthed an over-flowing pound of ripe juicy berries, you’ll understand me being tickled beyond pink … Continue reading

raspberry lemon sorbet – pucker up

raspberry lemon sorbet – pucker up

Raspberry Lemon Sorbet, from The River Cafe in London, England, is off the charts, both with respect to the recipe and the taste. Typically, when you’re working with lemons the instructions will advise you to not get any pith [the … Continue reading

rhubarb scones with strawberry butter

rhubarb scones with strawberry butter

Rhubarb Scones with Strawberry Butter are a delicious way to jazz up your brunch menu. I love brunch. Actually, I love brunch food. I’m starving when I wake up, which is usually hours before any respectable brunch is served, so … Continue reading

as solid as rock

as solid as rock

And so begins another summer of good old-fashioned quality ‘Hooton family time’. When the girls were little, Ralph and I thought that it was important that our daughters understood the meaning of ‘hard work’ and how many hands could make light work. Ralph … Continue reading