Hello, I’m CJ.  I’m originally from Northern Ireland but now live in the ‘burbs of Boston, MA.

This blog came about after I borrowed a couple of Northern Irish charity recipe books from my Mum.  These are books from the 1980s with contributed recipes for traybakes, biscuits and desserts (and some savoury recipes too).  I thought it would be interesting to work my way through the books and make some of those recipes from my childhood.  Then I thought it might make an interesting blog (we shall see if that is true…) and so here I am.

However, I will not be baking every recipe.  A quick flick through the pages led me to a recipe for ‘all-bran and raisin fudge’… some recipes are probably best left in the ’80s!

I hope you enjoy the recipes, find something new or revisit a favourite!