Drinks & Cocktails

A Kettle Bell Gin Cocktail

I’m not one to exercise, unless you call crocheting until you drop, exercising plus I’m self-conscious about my weight, so I suppose that’s why it’s taken me 3 years to join the kettle bell class, held at the local club where I work. For months I’ve watched ‘them’ – the fit, the lean, the ripped &… Continue reading A Kettle Bell Gin Cocktail

Drinks & Cocktails

A Kettle Bell Gin Cocktail

I’m not one to exercise, unless you call crocheting until you drop, exercising plus I’m self-conscious about my weight, so I suppose that’s why it’s taken me 3 years to join the kettle bell class, held at the local club where I work. For months I’ve watched ‘them’ – the fit, the lean, the ripped &… Continue reading A Kettle Bell Gin Cocktail

Soups · Stews

Pork Shank & Bean Stew and the story behind it…

I’ve heard of themed evenings, dinner parties & dances but I’ve never heard of themed week-ends. According to my daughter this is her new ‘thing’. She’s introduced garden, friendees, duvet-day, music and home maintenance themed week-ends and the list is growing …..52 in fact. Big mistake,  I asked her what a themed week-end was. 3 hours… Continue reading Pork Shank & Bean Stew and the story behind it…

Bread · Gourmet Sandwiches · Uncategorized

Italian style pressed sandwiches

I grew up on mixed fruit jam sandwiches and …….wait for it……pawpaw jam sandwiches. We had a 1000’s pawpaw trees in our back yard (slight exaggeration). My mother not one to waste made EVERYTHING out of pawpaw  from jam, to pickles, muffins and soup. To this day I cannot go near a paw paw without… Continue reading Italian style pressed sandwiches