Onion Biscuits – what not to do; the Update

Holiday’s are over, time to get back to work. Remember this room? This is, or will be, the Living Room. Part of restoring an old house whilst living in it is there’s no place to put stuff. It just gets piled up in whatever room isn’t currently being worked on. The first order of business … Continue reading…

Oatmeal Biscuits; Bunny Slayer no more

The continuing Saga of Sedi, the (former) Bunny Slayer Sedi, the German Shepherd, jumped out of the car on the way to the mountains. She had an unplanned sit…. And couldn’t get up. Other than hold her tail up so she could pee, there was nothing we could do – poor old girl. We lifted … Continue reading…

Viennese Striesel: Bread Baking Buddies

I was beginning to think my poor little host kitchen was not going to tempt any Bread Baking Buddies to try the Viennese Striesel…..   I was, hopefully for the last time this year, wrong. First in was Zoë, of Rum and Reason  Like many of us, she googled '4-strand' braiding or plaiting.  See what … Continue reading…

Viennese Striesel; The Bread Baking Babes do the Holidays

Ahhhhh….. Nothing like the relaxing run-up to the holidays, is there? Let’s see…. Christmas cards. Nope, not done; not even started. Christmas shopping. Nope, not done; although I have thought about it. Christmas tree. Nope, not done; not going to be done. Christmas post; something excessively witty and entertaining. Nope, not done. At least I … Continue reading…

Cranberry Clafoutis; We have a room!

And they said it couldn't be done! Monday, when it was finally…. Finally, time to move some furniture into our 'den' I wrenched my back.  Not that mon mari needed my puny help to move the furniture around…. It was all the boxes and other crap I was meant to do.   I was totally useless … Continue reading…

Garlic Scone; the weekly update

Well….. We’re not quite ready to move in the easy chairs…  But progress is being made. It’s the little things that always puts one behind schedule, especially when working with an old house. He had to remove the door that goes into the pantry in order to lay the tiles. It took almost 2 hours … Continue reading…

Brioche Mousseline; The Bread Baking Babes Bake Brioche

I just love alliteration! I really love this bread! Monique, of Living On Bread and Water, our host kitchen for this month, gave us this most wonderful bread recipe. The only problem I had was finding the tin cans. Tin cans? Yes, this was meant to be baked in 1lb tin cans….. Whatever size that … Continue reading…