Spiced Carrot and Walnut Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

I don’t know about you, but I’m in the mood for some comfort food. This carrot cake certainly provides comfort in its old fashioned familiar goodness. It’s like being enveloped in a loving hug from your grandmother and being told that everything is going to be OK. This cake is perfect with a cuppa in…

Re painting old furniture – a how to guide

I have a lovely old drinks cabinet that my father gave me a long time ago. I believe it dates from the 1930s or 40s when the sole bread winner, i.e. a man, would return home to a nicely dressed wife wearing lipstick. He would sit in his nice comfy leather armchair and put his…

Traditional Scones for High Tea

On the weekend we were invited to a friends house for morning tea. We rarely get the time to catch up these days. They have two small boys and we have two small girls and life just gets too busy to socialise with friends when there are a million other things that need doing. My…