My November

Affogato

This dessert is simplicity itself and a match made in heaven. Cold high-quality vanilla ice cream “drowned” in hot espresso coffee. What’s not to enjoy? Even my non-coffee loving friends love this dessert. You may be surprised at this but the sweet creaminess of the ice cream adds a different dimension to the coffee andRead more

Autumn Kale Salad

Autumn Kale Salad

It’s Autumn, in case you hadn’t noticed from the falling leaves, the chilly mornings and my abundance of pumpkin-based recipes! Have you seen my Country Pumpkin Cookies? If not, why not? Click here for the recipe! I digress.. this post is all about the Autumn Kale Salad! This Autumn Kale Salad has been a regularRead more

Brickhouse Vineyard

Brickhouse Vineyard

My love affair with English Wines continued when I was lucky enough to visit Brickhouse Vineyard a week or so ago. Brickhouse Vineyard is situated just outside Kenton at Mamhead, about a 20-minute drive from Exeter in the beautiful Devonshire countryside. The views from the vineyard are outstanding and you can even see the seaRead more

Sicilian Cassata

Sicilian Cassata

The Arabs brought this dessert to Sicily and the name “cassata” is said to come from the Arabic meaning bowl. The dessert was adapted in the sixteenth century by nuns, who were fabulous pastry cooks, from the many convents on the island. I visited Sicily a couple of years ago with my sister Estella onRead more