5 of 366 We’ve both been really under the weather this week; Mike’s had the flu, and I’ve had a strange rash thing that we still don’t have a diagnosis for. As well as the itching, I’ve been pretty knocked out by a course of antibiotics. Without the little benefit of having someone to look… Continue reading Comfort – Slow Cooker Rice Pudding
3 of 366 Mike’s spent this evening stretching his mind and learning new things at a photography group session. I, on the other hand, had an evening with my sister, a great pub meal and lots of lovely catching up time.
2 of 366 Already I’m a day behind… I’m not quite back into the swing of the photography thing yet; I only looked at the list a few days ago, and I’m still pondering about some of the themes. My real challenge is to just make sure I put a picture up each day, even… Continue reading Chocolate
So, here we are with the first photo of my 366 project for 2012. I guess that a lot of people will be familiar with Quality Street chocolates – and were probably hoping that they’d seen the last of them for another year. I’m not sure whether they’re just a British thing, although I’m sure… Continue reading Quality
I can’t remember ever having made Gingerbread Men before, but Mike loves having them once in a while so I thought I’d have a go at making a batch. I found a great gingerbread men recipe on the bakingmad.com website. The recipes there cover a really wide range, including all the traditional favourites and some… Continue reading Gingerbread Men Recipe
When we arrived home from Scarborough last week, we had a fabulous box of chocolates waiting for us, courtesy of Hotel Chocolat. We’d been asked to choose something from their Chocolate Christmas Gifts range and do a little review, and we’ve had a wonderful time doing just that. This box is the Sleekster Christmas Selection,… Continue reading Hotel Chocolat Christmas in November
Mike and I cooking together always seems like such a lovely fun idea; something we can do with each other at the end of a long day at work. I imagine us standing at the kitchen worktop, chatting away about our day whilst beavering away in harmony and stopping only for an occasional romantic glance… Continue reading Sticky 5-Spice Gammon (Without the 5-Spice)
As I become more deeply attuned to the alchemy of Slimming World, I’m building quite a repertoire of tricks; Pizzas made with a bashed-to-stretch-it-thin chicken breast in place of dough, Ferrero Rocher recreated with a crushed up Ryvita and a dollop of nutella. And my absolute favourite, for all the wrong reasons. The Pastryless… Continue reading Pastryless Quiche