If you want solid proof that home-grown veggies are worth the effort, late tomatoes are it.
The Italians make a biscuit called “brutti ma buoni” – ugly but good. This describes the golden syrup dumpling perfectly. In spite this blog’s name I’m not much of a sweet tooth. But a recent wintry weekend and a visit home from the uni student demanded a warm and substantial dessert. So golden syrup dumplings it was. They’re affectionately…
One of my favourite childhood memories is of waking up at my grandparents’ house when we stayed in school holidays. Tucked under our flannelette sheets up the cold end of the house, we could hear the door to the kitchen open (it had a distinctive creak). From that door came the signals of early morning: the radio on the…