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Oat Chocolate Biscuits

This is a really old recipe, one of the firsts  I found in my grandmother’s note books. I’m assuming that rolled oats were a staple in her kitchen as I found a number of recipes in which she used this, and not just for porridge.  However, hers were simply plain biscuits which I have no doubt were […]



This was not one of my grandmother’s recipes, but rather a mention in one of my Victorian regency novels. The fact that Victorian ladies sat have lemon basil biscuits for their tea in my romance book fascinated me, so I delved into historical recipe books on line, and adapted the original recipe  to my own […]


Waldorf Salad

This is one of those easy to prepare salads, that really don’t need a lot of effort , but can still add a wow factor to your table. This is not one of my Grandmother’s recipes, but a firm favourite of my hubby, and although it is not a salad I often make, it goes […]


Baked Flan

Baked homemade flan. A typical Gibraltarian Dessert. Calorie loaded but scrumptious and tasty.


Lemonade Scones

Perfect scones recipe, ideal for afternoon teas (at the beach).


Quick no rise bread

I love baking bread. It’s one of the things I find most comfort in. The rhythmic kneading of the dough, the delight of smelling baking bread, and the pleasure of eating warm bread lathered in butter, hmmm, there are very little things that can replace the comfort of homemade food. This recipe – as are […]


Chicken in a creamy spinach sauce

Although Chicken and Spinach were a staple in my grandmother’s kitchen, I can’t  honestly say that this recipe is based on one of hers. More so, I think this dish came about in an “what do I have in my fridge to cook” scenario, and has since evolved into the yummy goodness it is today. […]


Lely’s Easter Biscuits

I think that one of the things we most like as kids is eating biscuits and dunking them in milk. I remember eating biscuits nearly every day, more so in the summer months when we habitually had tea on the beach. Nothing beats the taste of tea at the beach , actually there really is […]


Chicken Liver Pate

I love Pate. It’s so easy to prepare, and once you try this recipe I can assure you, you won’t go back to the store bought version. A couple of minutes of prep, and then you sail along preparing this dish. This recipe is old and although I can never remember my Grandmother making this, […]



Pesto is such an easy and versatile sauce to have in your culinary collection. Simply blitz Basil, Pine nuts, Garlic, Parmesan and oil in a food processor, add  a little lemon juice, adjust seasoning and voila! you have the basis for many a great dish. Add it to some pasta, spoon it over some grilling […]

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