Found an old cookery book in a second hand shop (its still in pounds and oz's which has been fun working out) and its full of really great old fashioned recipes, which I will write about in the next few days.
Another that is fast turning into a favourite here ( and I do like it myself) is:
1 cup of dates
3/4 cup of water
1 teaspoon of soda
1 tablespoon of butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups of plain flour
1 cup of walnuts (optional)
Put dates and soda in boiling water and allow to stand, then mash.
Cream butter and sugar, add dates then flour
Bake for 3/4 hour in a moderate oven..
And to use up your Capsicums, try this:
2 cups chopped white onions
1 cup white sugar
2 cups white wine vinegar
3 tsp salt
a few black peppercorns
and freshly ground pepper
combine capsicum and onion, stir in the sugar, vinegar, salt, peppercorn and pepper. Mix well and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until liquid has reduced and mixture is thick. Fill hot jars with the mixture/ Refridgerate after use. Great with cheese as well as cold lamb or poultery.