Book Review (and a recipe): Darcy in Wonderland by Alexa Adams

I’m delighted to host a stop on Alexa Adams’ blog tour for her latest novel, Darcy in Wonderland.  Although not a Pride and Prejudice variation, this sweet story introduces us to Jane Austen’s couple some two decades after their marriage, and to their busy family, including the spirited and head-strong Alice. Now, Alice cannot possibly […]

Lemon Squares… and a book review

When I was asked to host a stop on Ginger Monette’s blog tour for Darcy’s Hope at Donwell Abbey, the first question I had was “what did the characters eat?” My initial thoughts of a wounded soldier recovering near his wealthy family’s estate in England involved images of scones and cream teas. I thought of […]

Chai-Flavoured Biscotti

Every year, as December approaches, I start planning my annual Christmas Cookie Collection, the assortment of baked treats that my husband takes to his various staff and colleagues at work, as part of the gift exchange there. No matter what one’s religion, there’s always room on one’s faith for a home-made cookie or twelve. Some recipes […]

Blueberry Pie in a Lemon-Poppy Seed Crust

Sometimes inspiration comes from the most unexpected places. My daughter is a bit of an artist and loves playing with her various colours of modelling clay. One thing she loves is making me food – exquisite miniature interpretations of whatever I can dream up. The other day she had grabbed the yellow, black and purple, and […]