Delicious homemade strawberry jam

My family recently went strawberry picking at a farm not too far from home. We had so much fun picking and eating loads of fresh sweet strawberries that I’m sure it will become an annual family tradition. The only problem of course is that we ended up with around 6 kg (13.2 pounds) of strawberries…

The gingerbread house experiment

I absolutely love gingerbread as it includes all the delicious spices of Christmas and its smell revives happy childhood memories. Every Christmas I make a big batch of gingerbread biscuits to give as gifts, but this year I decided to think big and try to construct a gingerbread house, without having the required prerequisite engineering…

Hot cross buns (one a penny, two a penny)

Easter is almost upon us and as an avid baker, I could hardly wait to bake up a batch of hot cross buns. The smell of cinnamon through the house always fills me with┬ácontented bliss. Over the last few years, my family has come over to my place on Good Friday for toasted hot cross…

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…