Vanilla cupcakes with chocolate butter cream

So, I’ve finally climbed aboard the cupcake wagon and what a wagon it is.  After I bought the little silicone cupcake pans I made a batch which were eaten before I got a chance to whack the regulation slather of icing on top.  Being a try-and-try-again person these days, here’s … Continue reading


It’s the middle of winter here so the tomato plants should have shrivelled up to nothing by now.  However, here in the new house, a rather interesting thing is happening. In the neighbours yard but poking through our fence is the most fabulous tomato plant.  Getting all the water from … Continue reading