• Chat

    February 2021

    February has been quite busy for a short month, it doesn’t seem five minutes since my last post!

  • Chat

    January 2021

    <taps mic> Is this thing on? Thought it was about time I started the monthly round up again.

  • Baking

    Cheesy soft rolls

    I saw this recipe in a sourdough bread group on FB. It’s great to prepare one day ready for breakfast the next morning. Also nice with a bit of balsamic vinegar although my husband prefers a dash of Henderson’s Relish. I keep threatening to add a touch of marmite but as I’m the only one who likes it I’d have to eat all the rolls….

  • Baking

    Sourdough Pita

    I’ve been doing quite well with my bakers yeast based pita (making a batch every other week) but the sourdough way of life tends to take over and so it’s time to try out a new recipe.

  • Baking

    Cornflake Tart

    This is one of my husband’s favourites, and whereas I wasn’t keen on shop bought versions I must admit I really like my own, possibly because I do the pastry thinner.

  • Crochet

    Srebrenica Rose

    It was the 25th anniversary of the start of the Srebrenica Massacre last weekend and a friend wanted to know how to make a Srebrenica Rose. We couldn’t find a pattern, so this is my attempt: Requires: 4mm hook oddments DK dark green 10 gms DK white yarn. Abbreviations ch – chain ch-sp – chain space dc – double crochet tr – treble crochet slst – slip stitch Each round is joined with a slip stitch Starting with green yarn, work 22 tr into a magic circle, join and finish. Change to white yarn, Tr, 2 ch into alternate stitches (11x 2 chain loops) 5 tr into each 2 ch-sp,…

  • Chat,  Gardening

    June 2020

    It’s almost half way through July and we’re still living in Groundhog Day. I’ve still been keeping myself busy in the garden and kitchen which has lead to this post being delayed. I find it’s the best way for me to cope, I don’t think about the “old normal” and I certainly don’t plan for the new, I’m just grateful that I have space to lose myself in, whether it is knocking back a batch of bread or weeding a border.

  • Baking

    Sourdough Muffins

    Well it had to happen, my daughter’s love of muffins and my search on how to use sourdough has combined. I found this great recipe here

  • Baking

    Grandma’s Citrus Cordial

    I can’t remember when my mum started making this. I must have drunk barrels worth of the stuff over the years. She used to make ice lollies out of the orange juice in the summer and it’s the best hot honey and lemon when I was poorly. I’ve added lime and clementine versions, seriously we at the stage if the fruit is hanging around it’s gets turned into cordial.

  • Baking

    So I got a butternut squash…

    I love butternut squash, unfortunately I’m the only one here who does. So when I get one it’s a mix of “Mine all mine” and “how am I going to eat all this?” So I batch cook, mainly soup. However last week I was very ambitious in my purchasing (and I should have taken a picture of the monster squash before I cut it in half