Category Archives: cooking

Food, Not So Glorious..

I really enjoy cooking and baking though sometimes it doesn’t like me. Yesterday I tried an apple cardamom and pinenut traybake. This…. Became this. A nice taste but too much apple for it to hold together. Today for dinner the … Continue reading

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Baked In #food

I had this urge… I had to bake… There’s this recipe for baked cheesecake… Ignore the Graham’s crackers… Uck! Nope a packet of chocolate digestives, blitzed to crumbs and mixed with the butter… no extra sugar needed. Stick that on … Continue reading

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The Rustic Pear Pie #cooking

School lunches – ‘dinners’ as they were known, despite that being a northern affectation – aren’t exactly a memory that creates a glow of nostalgia. I had a particularly bad relationship with the school shepherd’s pie to such an extent … Continue reading

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Money Can’t Buy You Happiness Brownies #food #cake #fridgemanagement #nadiyahussain

I found myself in the kitchen, feeling a bit trapped. See, I’ve been writing – rewriting, really – my first fantasy/comedy book and it needed a real go at the plumbing. But the untangling itself became tangled and all I … Continue reading

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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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