Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls and Poppy Seed Crackers.
These rolls and crackers use the same dough base but produce two very different yummy treats…both are ridiculously easy. I was motivated to make them because I’d learnt how to harvest poppy seeds over the weekend.
Traditional Christmas Shortbread
What do you bring to dinner when the hostess says, “Just bring yourselves!” Of course I’d bring wine…lots, but at this festive time of year it just doesn’t seem enough. A big bunch of flowers can be nice but a pain in the ass if the busy hostess has to stop what she’s doing and…
Potato Pizza by the Metre…and learning how to whack the cork off a champagne bottle using a bloody big Saber!
What do you serve if you decide to have a last-minute, casual dinner for quite a few people, are too lazy to shop and don’t want to blow a fortune on home delivered junk food? You make Pizza of course…Potato, Italian Sausage and that old favorite, ‘Fridge Clean’ (cheese on top of all that stuff…
Oysters, a fish called Spot and a foodie trip with Lorraine Eaton on the Eastern Shore
Jane got a call from her friend Lorraine who wondered if we’d like to do a trip north to Virginia’s Eastern Shore. The oyster season had begun and I was more than interested. You see Lorraine Eaton is the food writer for The states main newspaper, The Virginian Pilot, and has an encyclopedic knowledge of the…
Soulful Sunday at the Gospel Church.
We’d been talking to Janes friend Tracy, asking what he was doing this Sunday, did he want to catch up? He said he was attending gospel church with his mother. Tracy described a small country parish that had seen generations of people attending church, celebrating their faith with fellowship, music and… song. Could this be…
Classic Hampton’s Style
Jane’s friend Jim had called and invited us over to dinner. Till now I’d been a tourist and was looking forward to hanging out with a local.
Sailing the Whitsundays (part 3)… a day on the Island and farewell.
We’d booked a berth at the Hamilton Island marina thinking it might be interesting to see what the place had to offer. That was at the beginning of our trip. Since then we’d been at sea for 6 nights and had settled into this boaty existence so well that we were a little reluctant to…
Sailing the Whitsundays (part 2)… and the camera overboard incident!
Yesterday was a big wake up call. We’d raced between islands, covered vast amounts of water, sailed on very high seas for 3 and 4 hours at a time. We broke the day up by taking the dinghy to the dazzling beaches of Whitehaven, climbed to the top of the lookout, quickly checked out the…
Sailing the Whitsundays (part 1)…and the amateurs attempt to become sailors!
Our friends Skip and Lulu were in the middle of their trip around Australia. Lulu had booked a charter yacht and invited us to join them. We’d arranged to meet up in Port Douglas, far North Queensland, at the very top of the country. After 10 days lolling about on the beach, exposing ourselves to…