A spice shelf with spice turntables - Excellent!!!
125g butter or margarine
a few drops of vanilla and almond essence
250g desiccated coconuts
Mix the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat the eggs, vanilla essence, almond essence and baking powder together, then mix in with the butter mixture. Add the flour and coconuts and mix them in. Roll the dough into chestnut-sized balls and lay them on a baking sheet 3 centimeters apart, sticking a cherry quarter on top of each. Bake at 200 degrees Celsius for 10-11 minutes until they have only just started to brown. Move them to a cool tray without breaking them so that they'll harden and set.
I also cooked up some octopus in red wine - a recipe taken from The Silver Spoon. It's the first time I've tried cooking octopus, and this was quite nice really, but not the best I've tasted. (Credit goes to my guy for dissecting the octopus, because I went all squeamish.) Octopus is tricky to cook without becoming chewy. This recipe did not hold the secret, I'll have to keep searching.