Making time

A dear friend asked me an interesting question today and it didn’t strike me until almost an hour later that I had given her maybe the wrong answer. We talked about times and places and how I write, but the truth is that I don’t FIND time at all. I MAKE time. There’s a distinct…

TFRK – Kassler

Tales from Rivvy’s Kitchen – Kassler This is a recipe my mum used to make a lot when we were growing up. Strangely, I didn’t like it as a child. As an adult, however, I had it a few years ago at a dinner party she was having and fell in love with this simple,…

TFRK – braised red cabbage

Tales from Rivvy’s Kitchen – braised red cabbage This is a very special dish that we have as an accompaniment to special family roasts, especially at the holidays – Christmas, New Year, Easter etc. It’s a flavour that never fails to make me think of home and family and warmth. I made it by special…

The best gift

My mum did something rather special this Christmas. Some of you may know that I live a very, very long way from my family. I think the closest member is my dad and he lives more than 640 miles away. They’re not easy to get to by plane and it’s about 10 hours drive, so…

TFRK – cinnamon popcorn

Tales from Rivvy’s Kitchen – cinamon drizzled popcorn. I had this at a friend’s house a couple of weeks ago and promptly stole the recipe because it was DELICIOUS. You will need: Freshly popped popcorn 2 cups water 4 cups dark brown sugar 1 tbsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger 1/4 tsp ground cloves…