I haven’t been able to catch up with my blog reading for a while. I spent some time doing just that yesterday, and I came across this post. a (This is where I want you to imagine a lightbulb, because it was just the inspiration I needed) A Bank Holiday is not a good time… Read More Catching up
There are some really interesting blogs out there, and postaday has been a good place to find them. I read this prolific one as often as I can, and I feel as though I have known the author for years – even though we have never actually met. I’d like to point you to this… Read More Thanks for the inspiration Hugmamma
What a surprise to see this! I would never have thought of serving them for afternoon tea. I often make sandwiches like this when we have a really early start. If we leave home at 5am we often need something to sustain us at about 9am, and this just fits the bill. I would never… Read More Tea? Breakfast?
Today is pancake day. In theory all the goodies are eaten up ready for an abstemious Lent. In practice……..? Anyway, today people all over the country, and maybe the world, will be consuming pancakes. We all have our preferences! Some like it with lemon and sugar (yum), others like currants added, then there’s maple syrup,… Read More Yum Yum! Pancakes.
In a previous post I told you that I make my own bread. However, forever churlish, there are occasions when my other half would prefer a loaf of ‘shop bought’ bread. He has taken to occasionally buying a loaf of ‘tiger’ bread, which I believe is available in a number of supermarkets and bakeries. Have… Read More A Fishy Question
I don’t make these very often now, but when the children were small they were a treat to be consumed sparingly! Here is my recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies. 125g butter, softened to room temperature 130g peanut butter 100g caster sugar 110g dark brown soft sugar 1 egg 185g self raising flour Mars Bar –… Read More Friday Food
This recipe is just about the easiest mushroom soup you can imagine! Basically, it’s yet another throw it all in the pan recipe, and makes a good lunch. So, grab your mushrooms. Clean them and cut them up a bit. Gently heat a little oil in a pan, then when it’s hot add a little… Read More Friday Food
I have a feeling that the recipe I’m sharing today probably has a very fancy Italian name. I have no idea what that might be, however, as in our house it is simply known as ‘that red stuff’. It was first given to me many years ago, by a student on one of my courses. … Read More Friday Food
Take an onion, add some bell pepper, throw in some chicken and grated ginger, then toss in some paprika for seasoning. When it’s cooked add a few halved apricots with raisins for a bit of contrast and slosh in some ginger beer. (Yes, I did say ginger beer). Heat through, then bubble a bit to… Read More Friday Food
‘By Popular Request’ here is the bread recipe I mentioned earlier in the week. Now, I have to say that the first secret to this recipe seems to be in the flour. I didn’t believe it when I was told this, but having tried others of similar type I have to say that if you… Read More Friday Food