Category Archives: cooking

Nailed to a Lemon #vegancake

Ok, so I’m showing off. The seed and grain branch of the Le Pard’s enjoyed the vegan carrot cake but… why, with my family is there always a ‘but’? Or indeed butt? I suppose we always do things bottom up. … Continue reading

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Meating The Maker #cake #vegan

I’m not a vegan; I’m not a vegetarian. I eat far less meat than I once did, and have little red meat but… chicken and fish… yes, I do. And so do – maybe did – my family. Then the … Continue reading

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I know I shouldn’t…. But You Should… #bloggersbash #competition

I love cake. It’s always been my default treat but over the last 6 months I’ve cut down. Not entirely sure why. In part it could be because I recently enjoyed my BIG 6.0 birthday and this was the cake … Continue reading

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Let’s talk Rhubarb

An army marches on its stomach. No doubt this cliché is true. It is also true for me and writing. I’m productive when I’m reasonably replete – not snooze-full nor a snack short of satisfied.

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Cake time!

It’s a while since I posted a cake but I needed a distraction today soooo ORANGE ALMOND CAKE WITH PASSION FRUIT ICING Ingredients melted butter for greasing 2 oranges 3 eggs 15 g caster sugar 300 g ground almonds 1 … Continue reading

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Pancake Cake Day

It is Shrove Tuesday here and I imagine everywhere in the civilised world because it means one thing (well to a philistine like me, anyway) – pancakes. Shrove, deriving from Shrive – meaning confess – Tuesday is one of those festivals that makes … Continue reading

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Banana Bread

This bread is brought to you, in this rather fab style (and yes I spotted two typos but it was too difficult to go back and change them so get over yourselves) courtesy of Norah Colvin’s learnacy programme for the hard … Continue reading

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Wolf peach

Lycopersicon. The tomato. A wolf peach. Isn’t that neat? I never knew. The thingy I read said it was called that because the tomato was long held to be poisonous. Which made me think: ‘really? Like the tomato has been … Continue reading

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Food glorious food

Charli Mills had challenged us to write a 99 word flash with food at its core. September 3, 2014 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) include food in your story. Is it the focus or part of the … Continue reading

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Having shown some piccies of the garden yesterday I thought I’d share something that is a result of all that growing lushness and general fecundity. This beauty is a Rhubarb (the home grown bit), soured cream and ginger cake – … Continue reading

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