Author: Aly

the_old_stables_breakfast-min
Feb13

“I don’t have to tell you I love you. I fed you pancakes.”
Kathleen Flinn, Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good: A Memoir of Food and Love from an American Midwest Family

We love pancakes here at The Old Stables. We love waffles too but today is all about the pancake as it is Shrove Tuesday!

My recipe has been passed down from my Mum who often treated our family to pancakes on a weekend or whenever we begged for them.  It’s a great unadulterated recipe for beautiful fluffy pancakes – enjoy!  Continue reading

interpreti-in-costume-d-epoca-davanti-al-jane-austen-centre
Aug09

largeThere have been many famous residents of Bath, but perhaps the most famous (and by far my favourite) is the novelist Jane Austen. While only two of her novels actually take place in Bath (Persuasion and Northanger Abbey), she spent a great deal of her life in this beautiful city.

2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, so in her honour, the city is in celebration of this great author and the wit and wisdom found in her novels.

Continue reading

18492869_10154410324692536_169692119_n
May14

Coming from island living to the Somerset countryside was a BIG change.  My life, up until our move, was on the tiny Island of Bermuda which is smack dab in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.  Just 53.3 square kilometres (20.6 square miles) – really!  Surrounded by the ocean and beautiful pink sand beaches to fields of cows and sheep.  I do love Somerset and find country living absolutely delightful but there are times when I do feel a little homesick  for my Island Home.  When those feelings come along I always do the same thing – make up a batch of Bermuda Johnny Bread.

Continue reading