Retro Cookery….sharing my love of vintage cookery books, cooking and great food.

Fascinating Food Fact

The word “marmalade” derives from the Portuguese “marmelo”, which means quince, so marmalade was originally quince jam. It was clearly a luxury item in 1524, when the first written record … Continue reading

January 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

New Theme

Updated the theme. Using a magazine format which I hope can display the recipes.

March 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Local Harvest

Local Harvest is a handy website that helps you make local food choices. There’s a national directory of shops, food co-ops, organic retailers, community gardens, farmers’ markets and more to … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Christmas Shortbread

I just love making this buttery Christmas Shortbread, the recipe I use is meant to be placed in a round tin and cut into wedges as the dough is very … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

White Christmas

As a child growing up, Mum and I would always make White Christmas. As a child I would be in charge of the mixing and Mum would heat the copha. … Continue reading

December 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

A tribute to my mother

I am in the process of putting together a recipe book of the recipes that my mother cooked during my childhood, the recipes and the writing of the book provide … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cream Puff Pastry (Choux Pastry or Pate a Chou)

The fine art of choux pastry.

August 23, 2014 · Leave a comment