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Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday (or any day!)

Shrove Tuesday is the last day before the Christian season of Lent begins. In years gone by, the consumption of sugar, fat and eggs was traditionally restricted during Lent, and making pancakes was a way of using up these staple ingredients before the fast. Many Christians still give up something (meat, sugar, chocolate or alcohol Read More…

Trust in Marriage

My husband and I are about to celebrate our twentieth wedding anniversary, and I can say without hesitation that I love and trust him even more today than I did on our wedding day. However if you had told me I would be writing that statement all those years ago, I would have expressed doubt Read More…

Basil Cheese Strata at Hennessey House

We had a wonderful stay at the beautiful Hennessey House Bed and Breakfast Inn in the Napa Valley recently. The breakfasts were wonderful, and the lovely cakes, cookies and treats that were always available on the antique sideboard in the dining room were just delicious. One of my favourite dishes from the weekend was Basil Cheese Read More…

Hennessey House Bed and Breakfast Inn

Hennessey House is a beautiful Queen Anne Victorian Bed and Breakfast Inn on a quiet residential street in Napa, California. It’s a fantastic place to spend a few days, or a quiet weekend, enjoying beautiful accommodation and fabulous hospitality. The owners, Kevin and Lorri, are incredibly friendly and helpful, as are the rest of the staff. Read More…

The Royal Wedding

Excitement is beginning to build here around the Royal Wedding. With the promise of a bit of joyous pomp and ceremony, and a day off to celebrate it, most people in the United Kingdom are following the preparations for Prince William and Catherine Middleton’s big day with great interest. It’s hard not to be happy Read More…