• 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 Lemon or Orange 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 it in the summer and the best hot honey and lemon when I was poorly.

  • 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

  • Baking

    Sourdough Crumpets

    The only “downside” to having is sourdough is you have to keep using it! Yes I know I could put it in the fridge but I’m not very good at remembering to take it out in time when I need to use it.

  • Chat,  Gardening

    May 2020

    This month seems to have gone faster, although I’m still finding it difficult to differentiate between individual days. The good weather makes lockdown easier, you’re never bored with a garden and I am immensely grateful for that