aka Queenie of Collingwood

Slow Cook Pork and Red Cabbage

Whether it’s grilled chops, roast legs or braised ribs, pork has...

Slow Cook Cannellini Beans

First soak your beans I’ve used dried cannellini beans here but...

Slow Cooker Safety

How to Cook Safely in your Slow Cooker (CrockPot) Slow cookers...

Starting with a Slow Cooker

Where do I start with my slow cooker? So you’ve got...

How to Clean Crystal

I don’t why I still keep my crystal wine glasses. Nostalgia,...

View from inside oven
How to Clean the Oven

Some people always have shiny clean ovens. My neighbour, Voula, who...

How to Clean the Sink

My sink holds dirty dishes and standing rinsing water. I clean...

How to Clean the Fridge

If there’s one thing that reveals your true self – it’s...

Mushroom Duxelles

Mushroon Duxelles is a finely chopped (minced) mixture of mushrooms, shallots...

How to make Crepes

Crepes are more than just thin pancakes, they’re the ultimate in...

How to Boil Things

There was a time when cooking meant boiling. And I mean...

How to Poach an Egg

I like a poached egg plonked, all by itself, on a...

Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup

Lentils were a midlife discovery for me, something like a midlife...

Wonton Soup

Someone told me that ‘won ton‘ means swallowing a cloud. Perhaps...

Carrot Soup with Orange and Mint

A Meal for One A really simple soup to make with...

Leek and Potato Soup

The popular potato soup emerges every Autumn. Warming on those cooler...

How to sterilise jars

Heat oven to 280F / 160C fan/gas 1. Wash the jars...

Quick Cooking Tips

Basic Cooking Tips Take the time to actually read recipes through...

Quick Cleaning Tips

Kitchen Half a lemon stored in your fridge controls and eliminates...

Wallander, which one is your favourite?

Henning Mankell, novelist extraordinaire I first found Henning Mankell through his...

50 years of Dollars and Cents
Happy Birthday Dollar Bill

Golly if you remember pounds, shillings and pence you’re as old...

Be Prepared to Meet your Past

It was one of those mornings when I hadn’t tried very...

There’s Nothing Better than Real Homemade Jam

By pure luck I found this incredible stall in Queens Parade,...

Jane Austen, Detective

One of the great pleasures of my life has been introducing...

You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Sumerian Slave!

Do you ever get the urge to yell “You have too...

Counting Kisses – A Book for Nannas

How many kisses does a tired baby get? How many kisses...

I demand a DNA test

Has anyone run a DNA test on Prince Harry? Is it...

Harry is more than a Hoon

Harry has a bit of a PR problem. (It’s to do...

Another Corpse at the Queen’s back door

It’s way past time that the Queen’s gardeners did a thorough...

The Corpse in the Queen’s Copse

The Queen was shocked today by the discovery of a body...

Wooden Jesus

Both Jesus and Mary love wood. Here’s a selection and if...

Apparition of Pontmain

In which the BVM saves a little hamlet from the advances...

Holy Toes of Jesus

The Church of Our Lady of Velankanni, in Mumbai, has a...

Repent!

The end is nigh! A total solar eclipse in August 2017...

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