Author: Satoye Kita


Your recipe in the latest Bulletin brought back memories of going to the beach with my mother, She didn’t go just to enjoy the sunshine and the water but was always on the lookout for the perfect “daikon ishi” which I would have to carry home. During the war years she would pickle some strange stuff. Watermelon comes to mind. She would peel the rind, cut off any remaining flesh which left the rind about a quarter of an inch thick. She would slice these to about three inches long and layer them in a plate, salting each layer, cover with a saucer and top it with our “ishi”.


What wonderful summer weather we enjoyed this year and it seems like our Indian Summer is starting out very well. Just enjoy the crisp...


Blueberries were so good this summer that I finally tried this blueberry buckle recipe that I clipped a long time ago. It’s a blueberry cake with a buttery cinnamon topping.


We lost one of the greatest entertainers of our time in Michael Jackson. I have used this recipe from Katherine Jackson, mother of “Jackson Five” and Michael, clipped from a magazine a long time ago. Thought you might be interested to try this recipe and think of Michael when savouring this rice dessert.


The rhododendrums and the azaleas are in their blazing glory besides all the other colourful flowers. My favourite season of the year. Father’s Day...


Finally, winter is almost behind us and we are looking forward to Spring, Snowdrops, daffodils, forsythia and pussy willows are all heralding the warmer...


Christmas is around the corner now and those of you into baking will be looking for recipes to add to your cookie plates.

I have so many but these are my favourite, so here they are.


What fantastic September weather we have had, making up for the miserable August. Here’s hoping for more Indian Summer to come! I had a...