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    9th January 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tiddler’s plum cake and a lemony leek soup

Winter days give me more time in the kitchen and reason to create calorific treats to heat us when we are working outside in the cold. So here is a sweet treat and a different kind of soup to try.

easy bake for a winter’s day

Tiddler’s plum cake

This is an all-in-one lazy […]

Post Christmas recipes and a wet nature walk

Like many I am feeling heavy after the Christmas fare, despite not eating a Christmas day dinner! There has been a long season of entertainment all with excess calories so I thought I would cook a winter hearty food and then go for a stroll to walk excess calories away.

Out into the rain then […]

Burns Night reds and blues

burns cottage ayrshire

The Aga and myself have spent most of our lives in a land called Ayrshire or Land o’ Burns. This, title, I am told, is not so much because of all the scorch marks made on neglected washing left on Agas, nor roast potatoes left for 3 days too long to wails from Mum when […]

Jellies, butters, foster cats and sticky messes

cooked apples

Aaargh, Not only did my Mum commandeer the Aga for Hours yesterday, she went and exploded apple puree all over the kitchen table, chairs and even ceiling! She said it was an accident, the scales top slipped and the weighing pan tipped over. So how come it spread quite so far? I think she is […]

The Hearth Dragon and the Tiddler

cat on aga and baking

Me relaxing on the Aga in dragon heat

You have probably worked out by now that I am named the Tiddler by my adopted household. I am sure its because of my daintiness: I keep my weight to under 3kg, I’m a petite puss. It has been mooted that I have the […]

About Tiddler

My name is Tiddler and I am a small and very distinguished elderly cat who loves snoozing on Mum’s Aga and consequently views a lot of cooking. Mum is a storyteller who also loves baking. She has a classy boarding cattery and thinks she knows a lot about cats. Luckily I am here to tell […]