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Vintage Banana Nut Bread

I love making loaf cakes and quick breads and this Vintage Banana Nut Bread is fast becoming one of my favourites. The original recipe comes via my late Mom, from my well-worn but treasured copy of her Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. I used to thumb through it when I was a kid, dreaming of being Read More…

A Day in Jaffa

Jaffa is a port in the southern part of Tel Aviv with an incredibly rich history. Some believe it was built by Japheth, one of Noah’s sons, after the great flood. It was later conquered by King David and his son Solomon; cedars from Jaffa were used to build King Solomon’s temple in Jerusalem. The Read More…

Summer Celebrations from The Hearth and Soul Hop

Hello there and welcome to the summer celebrations Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party for July 4th through July 9th. We invite you to share all family-friendly posts as well as, of course, recipes for food from the hearth to feed your soul. Old and new posts are welcome! Although our weather hasn’t been wonderful, England’s Read More…

Ratatouille and How To Eat

Ratatouille is so versatile. You can serve it as a side dish, as a pasta sauce, or just on it’s own with some crusty bread on the side. I’ve even served it as a pot pie. It takes a while to cook, but all the chopping and stirring can be very therapeutic in its own way. Read More…

Blackberry Apple Cake

Blackberry Apple Cake is a lightly spiced cake is studded with fresh blackberries and topped with red-skinned apples baked to tender perfection. Crisp, sweet apples and tart, tangy blackberries are a classic combination, especially here in England, and my Blackberry Apple Cake showcases this pairing at its best. The moist, lightly spiced cake is studded with Read More…