I know I’m a bit late in telling you what I did this weekend but, you know, you have to do things to create your simple life! 🙂
Anyway, I made a Battenberg Cake
and a Garden and home journal.
And today I made this plan of our garden with the help of the plans for the garden work!
I now think I deserve a cup of tea (and a piece of Battenberg) 🙂
Last weekend I discovered this delicious River cottage recipe for apple and marmalade cake it is very easy to make and I think it can be eaten as a tea time cake or a dessert. Because I try and keep a well stocked larder the ingredients were quite easy for me.
The sultanas are soaked in three tbsp of warmed whiskey, you could use apple juice.
Don’t be discouraged from a recipe just because you are missing an ingredient, replace with the nearest equivalent. For example, if the recipe says brown sugar and you haven’t any, use white sugar. Maybe then get some brown sugar in for another time. That’s how to stock your cupboards or pantry. When you do cook yourself, it can often help to use leftovers etc. In this cake I used some over ripe eating apples. The recipe said four, but I only had three, so I used them!
I will give some more tips I think on stocking the pantry because it does help tremendously in using leftovers 🙂
Home cooked yummies are better for you than bought ones!
Yes, I built a house today and it was great fun. You can buy one in kit form from Pixie hall as well as other fab Christmassy stuff!
It’s a shame to eat it! (But I’m gonna) 🙂
Our Easter candle.
The Easter garden made at the Good Friday Workshop.
Me and my friend Trish after the Easter Service.
Me and Keith’s Easter Cake.
Happy Easter everyone, I wish I could give you all a piece of cake! 🙂
Hi there everyone and Happy New Year to you all, hope you all had a great festive season.
I thought I might share with you some of my lovely pressies. The first thing to share is this lovely ginger bread house which I received from my friend Linds.
Isn’t it the most gorgeous gingerbread house you’ve ever seen and gluten free as well! It was bought from Honey Suckle Cakes a Norfolk award winning company. Like me, Linds likes to buy local!
Made some chocolate beetroot brownies….
….only two left now I’m afraid, you can make your own though, click here for the recipe.
I have just been given a food mixer by a lovely friend.
Actually, I’ve never thought about having one of these before, I’ve always used a hand held one. But I’ve used it already and there are advantages when cooking in having both hands free! I’m very pleaded with my gift. 🙂
Had our lovely regular 25kg sack of Doves farm white spelt flour delivered this week. Excellent if you are a regular home baker and cook.
Saves money, free delivery and you don’t keep running out. Note: spelt is more easily digested than wheat.
Well, it’s done, anniversary cake decorated. It’s not my thing and I got rather messy, but I like it!
Only two days before we can eat some! 🙂