31.10.12

All Hallows' Eve

In the garden there are photo opportunities.












In the kitchen the smell of pumpkin carving is overpowering, the floor is treacherous with slippery seeds.

I am thinking about pumpkin recipes.

The prospect of trick or treating and a sleepover with her cousin  has sent Katie into state of high excitement.

Tom's Pumpkin


Pumpkins by (from left to right) George, Tom and Katie



It is time to make my monthly sampler and I find October has been a month of colour and riches. 



What will November bring I wonder, apart from leftover pumpkin.


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30.10.12

Black Magic

Black Magic
Black treacle is something I seem to use only between October and January. Some goes in the Christmas cake, occasionally I put a spoonf...
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25.10.12

Couldn't Resist...

Couldn't Resist...
...These teeny tiny glass baubles from Paperchase . Just 2 cm in diameter and probably destined to fall and smash.... ...
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23.10.12

Cranberry Christmas Chutney

Cranberry Christmas Chutney
A recipe in Diana Henry's wonderful new book on preserving Salt Sugar Smoke  caught my eye. It was for Christmas Chutney and among ...
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21.10.12

Golden Brown

Golden Brown
Just as the cherry tree outside our house has flamed from green to gold  this week so I find that the food in my kitchen has taken on a...
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