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Busy couple of mornings coming up...

Tuesday, February 09, 2016      5 comments

While my toddler is at nursery I have a BIG to do list, she only goes 2 mornings a week and I have to cram things in! Clean the whole house. Deal with the damp mold we just found. Bake two, two layer cakes (will freeze so they are easie... Read more

This is the kitty cake I made for my Daughter's Birthday last year...

Wednesday, February 03, 2016      10 comments

Realised I never had shared it! ... Read more

Preparing for making my Daughters birthday cake... fondant icing tips?

Tuesday, February 02, 2016      4 comments

I don't like fondant, but I am making a cake with it on top to create a picture of my little girls favourite character. It's quite a simple design, but I have never worked with fondant before. I have bought pre-coloured icing, ready to roll... Read more

5th Book in Cookery Challenge: Cooking The Middle Eastern Way, Christine Osborne

Monday, February 01, 2016      5 comments

This is another of my older cookery books, its from 1986, the author traveled widely and the recipes seem pretty authentic, rather than the ersatz "... Read more

4th Book in Cookery Challenge: Slow Cooker and One-Pot Cooking and Casseroles

Thursday, January 28, 2016      10 comments
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Very sad, my own Mum is not coming to my daughters birthday... by her choice.

Monday, January 25, 2016      10 comments

My daughters birthday party has been set in place for a while, my SIL is even flying from The Netherlands to attend. Yet my own Mum has decided that her and my brother are going to some stupid overnight sleep over at Alton Towers... a theme... Read more

Busy morning cooking.

Thursday, January 21, 2016      8 comments

My little girl was at nursery, so I spent some time in the kitchen. I made 10 portions of a Butterbean and Herb Stew and 8 portions of a 3 Lentil Dal. I also prepped vegetables to roast for dinner, with extra for lunch tomorrow. A... Read more

3rd Book in Cookery Challenge: Seasonal Vegetarian by Sarah Bounds

Wednesday, January 20, 2016      7 comments

Another charity shop find, most of my books are, they are usually such a bargain. This book sets you out trying to use seasonal produce, I pick... Read more

2nd Book in Cookery Challenge: Marguerite Patten's Slimming Cookbook

Tuesday, January 19, 2016      7 comments

Added a big red dot as the lady on cover is totally naked! I bought this book in a charity shop (which got a raised eyebrow at the cover) its from t... Read more

1st Book in Cookery Challenge: Classic Vegetarian Recipes by Rose Elliot

Monday, January 18, 2016      10 comments

As you might have read, my challenge for the year is at least once a week try a recipe from one of the hundreds of recipe books I collect, but the catch is my husband picks the book, to keep me on my toes! We already had this recipe last we... Read more

My cooking project for the year.

Friday, January 15, 2016      11 comments

Sadly we had to cancel our organic delivery box, in London it was good quality and very rarely anything bad (ugly yes, organic food can be!) but here we where supplied from another farm, but most weeks something was bad. Not happy with paying a ... Read more

We have lost two heroes in a week.

Thursday, January 14, 2016      9 comments

Just heard the news that Alan Rickman has died. He had been suffering with cancer. He was only 69 Just days after the news about David Bowie, also lost to cancer, also just too early, the same at 69. It's a sad day.... Read more

UK friends, did you watch

Tuesday, January 12, 2016      7 comments

My husband and I was just cringing at the crazy Doctor testing the Alli pills... poor poor man!! However I am interested in the 5:2 diet, it seems a doable way of managing calorie intake over a week, I just don't know what affect it would h... Read more

Do you share your nutrition tracker?

Friday, January 08, 2016      11 comments

I share mine. I share it because, well perhaps I am somewhat proud of the effort in tracking I make, to help people see if they wonder what eating lower (not low) carb means and it helps me be accountable to myself, knowing it is public and I vo... Read more

I shared a Secret Of Success

Wednesday, January 06, 2016      9 comments
ater_easier I have no trouble drinking water anymore and I really believe it's down to making it easy. Read more

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