February Window Garden

February Window Garden

Another gorgeous, sunny but cold day outside . . . a good day to enjoy my indoor cyclamen blooms . . .  and some feathered beauty from late fall...
Morning has broken

Morning has broken

A gorgeous glowing sky this morning … rosy-hued clouds touched with gold. Extraordinary! Glad I caught it … within minutes the colours had faded...

Whipped Shortbread

1 lb. butter 3 cups flour 1 cup icing sugar 1 tsp vanilla ½ cup corn starch Glacé cherries (optional) Beat all ingredients like whipped cream. Drop from spoon onto greased cookie sheet.  Decorate with pieces of cherry or cake decs, if desired. Bake at 325º for about...

French Apple Cake

Cake 3 large apples peeled, cored and chopped 1 cup self-rising flour * (or 1 cup flour, 1 tsp salt, 1 Tbsp baking powder, mixed well) 1 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 cup sugar 6 tablespoons milk 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 4 medium eggs, beaten (set aside 2...

ChickPea and Yam Stew

2 Tbsp olive oil 2 medium onions, thinly sliced 1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp cinnamon 2-1/2 cups vegetable broth 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 large yam, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes 6 pitted prunes,...

Ranch Pudding

My maternal grandma’s sweet saucy dessert from frugal bygone days. Bring the following ingredients to boil in a saucepan  Boil 5 minutes, remove from heat and set aside. 1 cup brown sugar 2-1/2 water 1 Tbsp butter or margarine 1/4 cups Bisquik (or 1-1/4 cups...