Edited highlights: Pancakes, date loaf and Swedish foodstuffs

We like to make things in this house... well, not all the time, we can open packets and buy pre-prepared stuff with the best of them (chicken-on-a-stick, fish-in-a-box), but when we do make things from scratch we are very proud! Exhibit A: Date loaf for school election day cake stall... Fresh... Exibit B: My mothers'…

Fun with puff pastry: easy apricot turnovers and mini chocolate croissants

On Winter weekends I like to do what I can to improve my baking skills.  This particular Sunday I decided to make apricot turnovers and a few mini chocolate croissants. If you have ready-made puff pastry in the freezer and a tin of fruit in the cupboard, you've got all you need for a yummy,…

Ordinary Joys: Donna Summer disco flowers and fancy-schmancy food.

School went back for Term 4 last Tuesday but a bad case of pharyngitis meant poor Spider Boy had a terrible last couple of holiday days and missed the first two days of school. Still there was much fun over most of the two-week break. There was launching an air-powered rocket in our local park... There was (attempted) lunching in…