August 1, 2014

Having your firstborn join the army is a lot like experiencing child birth for the first time. Logic tells you that thousands of women have been in the same position but, despite this knowledge, you feel like the only mother in the world to experience these emotions.
 
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August 1, 2014

We’ve reached the ‘Dog Days’ of August when the mere thought of going into the kitchen has you reaching for the the air-conditioning remote.

Right now, any recipe that doesn’t include the words ‘oven’ or ‘stove’, is likely to appeal most and, lunchtime/dinner salads i...

August 1, 2014

Oh dear!

I'm told that last week's decadent 'Chocolate Caramel Croissant' recipe caused chaos with pre-chag diet plans, as was evident when the store completely sold out of Cadbury's Chocolate Caramel Eggs, within 24 hours of me sending out my weekly newsletter.

(I a...

August 1, 2014

I'll never forget the first time my brother-in-law used the family's brand new microwave.

“It takes around 1 ½ hours to cook a large madumba in the oven,” he thought to himself, “so I’d think it would take 45 minutes in the microwave.”
 
(A madumba, by the way, i...

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