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Blustery times in the garden

Sunday. It was bright but blustery day today. As part of much-needed Emma-therapy I took her up breakfas in bed of cereal, white tea, and buttered hot cross buns and then settled down to a leisurely breakfast myself. Then I…

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Traditions

This weekend has been one for hibernating, partly because of the weather which has been cold, and grey, and utterly wintery, but partly also because Emma has been working/on-call which dictates that we can’t venture very far. So I decided…

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Aubergine Lasagne

One of my favourite recipes is my one for aubergine lasagne, and today I decided to make it in a diet-friendly way. Swapping the cheese sauce with that for a Slimming World macaroni cheese I made a rather yummy, reasonably…

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Syn-free quiche

The first time I made this quiche it went hideously wrong. It took far longer than advertised to cook and the finished result looked somewhat like what you might expect to find lying in pools outside pubs late on a…

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A Summer’s Sunday

I am officially tired. Absolutely shattered. The new door to the garage is up and in place with the new lock. We’ve also planted a second lot of vegetables – I hope it’s not too late – and a delicious…

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Cooking On Cold

Tonight’s meal – a barbeque – was a bit later than originally intended. I had had a productively and pleasingly busy day, first painting some of the garage (after an aborted quest to find a mallet and a need to…

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Cooks In The Kitchen…

I’ve been busy since getting home from work. I’ve let the chickens out for a run round the garden, and I’ve baked a birthday cake for my future mother-in-law and I’ve ironed my shirt and trousers for tomorrows interview, and…

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The first dozen

It might have indeed been cold; it might have been wet; and dark and miserable, but when I went to shut the chickies up for the night tonight there was a warm, blue egg under Wiggy. It was our twelfth…

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Cookery cheatery

Have just watched the first part of Delia’s new, self-titled, cookery series focussing on how to cheat at cookery, because a bit of cheating in our busy live is actually go. It was interesting, and recipes scrummy, but I did…

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Bike rides and casseroles

Upon returning from Wisley I fixed my puncture* – the first on my new bike, the bike that is approaching its first birthday† – and then we went out for a cycle ride around the block. By ‘block’ I mean…

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A roast with a difference!

The difference being, that, it’s not every roast that you cook where the oven door falls off halfway through! Well, I say the door, but really I mean the handle and class plate, and thankfully the glass plate did not…

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Lamb to the Shepherd…

Cooked this recipe from stelpa – thank you – ’twas delicious… Ingredients 750g lamb fillets, sliced thinly 3 cloves garlic, crushed 60ml light soy sauce 80ml sweet sherry 1 tbs cornflour 2 tbs vegetable oil 1 tbs brown sugar 1…

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Lamb to the Shepherd…

Cooked this recipe from stelpa – thank you – ’twas delicious… Ingredients 750g lamb fillets, sliced thinly 3 cloves garlic, crushed 60ml light soy sauce 80ml sweet sherry 1 tbs cornflour 2 tbs vegetable oil 1 tbs brown sugar 1…

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