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Happy Father’s Day

Well, it's Father's Day, and all I've done is phone my Dad, and make some strawberry jam from some of the strawberries I bought when he and I went to some farmer's markets yesterday.  The strawberries made me think of... Continue Reading →

Blueberry Tea Cake

The blueberry tea cake was made at school one day, mainly to use up some blueberries we had taking up space in our too small freezer.  I'd thought muffins, but the teacher in our class had his heart set on... Continue Reading →

Huff – an Oddly Named But Delightful Rhubarb Dish

I've made Huff twice now, once last summer, when I didn't bother to strain the pulp out of the rhubarb before making it (it just seemed wasteful) and again today, this time taking the time to strain it.  And I... Continue Reading →

A Quick and Easy Coffee Dessert for Summertime

Coffee jelly sounds delicious.  Coffee.... jelly.... delicious dessert.... what's not to love? For me, it turns out what's not to love is coffee jelly.  I guess I should have known.  I'm not one for cold coffee drinks, I prefer my... Continue Reading →

Rice Pudding so Easy a Child Could Make It

I have rice pudding in the oven to have for dessert.  Rice pudding was what I'd planned on making, but I was planning on using my Instant Pot to make my usual quick rice pudding, but I had The Mary... Continue Reading →

Chocolate Sponge

Last night I finally made a dessert I've  been wanting to make since I first came across it inside my 1944 Good Housekeeping Cookbook.  It's a recipe page advertising Fry's Cocoa and Knox Gelatine.  One side has a recipe for... Continue Reading →

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