cooking

Vintage teatime: Oeufs En Cocotte

Vintage teatime: Oeufs En Cocotte

There’s something very comforting about eating eggs for supper. Perhaps it’s just me, but it reminds me of weekends in my childhood when we’d had our main meal at lunchtime and we had something little and treaty for tea, whether it was hot buttered toast, salmon sandwiches (the salmon from a tin of course), or(…)

Vintage baking: WW1 Anzac biscuits

Vintage baking: WW1 Anzac biscuits

When you say that biscuits are from World War 1 they just don’t sound very appealing do they? These Anzac biscuits however are surprisingly delicious. My 7 year old wolfed them down. He didn’t complain that they weren’t covered in chocolate which is high-praise indeed! These biscuits were made by wives and families of ANZACs(…)

Book review: The Vintage Tea Party Book

Book review: The Vintage Tea Party Book

I love cookery books. I have an enormous collection of them. So many in fact that they’ve spilled out of my kitchen bookshelf onto windowsills and work-surfaces. So imagine my delight when my lovely friend Lou Lou introduced me to a ‘vintage’ cook book: “right up your street” she said, and I totally agree! The(…)

Vintage baking: a 1950s stained glass cake

Vintage baking: a 1950s stained glass cake

I’ve fancied making a retro stained glass cake for a while now, ever since stumbling across different photos of it online. Apparently it was a recipe which was printed on the back of jello packets in the 1950s, it’s also sometimes called a broken glass cake but I think that sounds a lot less appealing(…)

Something even better than strawberries & cream in Wimbledon week

Something even better than strawberries & cream in Wimbledon week

What’s better than eating sweet English strawberries whilst watching Wimbledon? Eating chocolate-dipped English strawberries, that’s what! With the addition of some Choco-Leibnitz biscuits if you’re feeling particularly piggy! I don’t really need to give you a recipe for chocolate dipped strawberries, it’s all very simple (just strawberries and melted chocolate). However  it IS possible to(…)

My vintage kitchen: French meringues

My vintage kitchen: French meringues

I love cooking. Especially on a Sunday when there’s no rushing around to do and the family sits around relaxing and enjoying the smell of a Sunday roast cooking in the oven. The part I really love though is the pudding. I only make puddings on a Sunday, so it always feels extra special, and(…)