I got a big and very welcome surprise at Christmas – in the shape of a Kenwood Chef stand mixer and accessories. I have been lusting after a mixer for years and it’s even better than I thought it was going to be – and I am saying that before I’ve even attempted to make…… Continue reading I Am In Love
Pie Week. Erk. I have never made pastry before in my life. I have used premade stuff frequently (and frequently had disasters with it) so I’m not a complete stranger to it but I do rather have the fear about it. Watching Great British Bake Off did not settle my fears – the custard tart…… Continue reading Great Bloggers Bake Off, Week #4 – Sausage, Bacon & Egg Pie
I really wanted to join in with the Great Bloggers Bake Off as soon as I saw people talking about it on my Twitter feed but life got in the way and I didn’t watch the first two episodes of the Great British Bake Off until it was too late to join in with the…… Continue reading Great Bloggers Bake Off, Week #3 – Toffee Apple Trifle
I used to really enjoy meal planning for the week, and also enjoy cooking for the family. I liked experimenting as well as making the fail-safes and favourites and I liked choosing recipes that challenged me with either new ingredients or new cooking styles. I loved my kitchen. Past tense. Now Tori is older she…… Continue reading Meal Planning Lethargy
There are a lot of books in my life – I have every faith that this week is going to be reasonably simple… MONDAY: We all had a bit too much sunshine yesterday so this morning we had a lazy pyjama day inside, watched some CBeebies together and read lots of stories. This book was…… Continue reading 365 Project Week #4 – “Books”
Back at the start of the month I set my self a 3 part challenge for October and I am pleased to say I succeeded (sort of). Yay for me! 1. Blog More. I wanted to post at least 1 if not 2 ‘proper’ blog posts a week over the course of October on top…… Continue reading October Challenge – How Did It Go?
I missed last month…oops… So, Hello October and your very confused weather! My Personal Challenge for this month? Try to get back on top of my blog, finish at least 2 books and cook at least one new recipe. I neglected Carole Finds Her Wings over September aside from my 365 Project posts and I…… Continue reading Personal Challenge – October