Monthly Archives: January 2012

Recipe Shed: Meat-Free Monday Vlog: How to make vegetable pakoras

I’m still getting the hang of this vlogging malarkey. I haven’t learned how to edit them yet – and they are taking an ge to upload to YouTube, so I’m … Continue reading

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Something stole my children in the night and replaced them with these…

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Listography: 5 of the Best…

KateTakes5’s Listography this week is 5 Bests. Great theme. Here’s my selection… BEST AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY (mine, that is!)  From a paraglider, soaring high above our honeymoon villa in Corsica, waving … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Meat-free Monday..Herby baked mushrooms and sour dough bruschetta

I had this for breakfast this morning. It doesn’t look much and  is probably the easiest thing I’ve cooked for a while – but also one of the tastiest.  Serves … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed Vlog: How to cook the perfect steak…Heston Blumenthal-style

This is my second vlog, and as you can tell, I haven’t quite got the hang of it yet, but I will persist. In this vlog, I’m demonstrating how to … Continue reading

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My very first vlog: How to iron a shirt in (just over) 1 minute

It is time I broke away from these shackles of mere words and ventured into the hitherto unknown playground of moving images aka vlogging. With the help and guidance of … Continue reading

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#SatCap: ‘Mum, that squirrel’s got no nuts’

Well, can you do better? Leave me a comment below. And click on the cute badge to join in on Mammasaurus’s blog. Ta

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Poptastic linky: What was Number 1 in the Hit Parade when you were born?

I love this very simple idea from Dawn, who blogs as The Moiderer: What was Number 1 when you were born? Here’s the challenge 1. Find the song that was … Continue reading

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My stepdaughter went back to school this week. A new one.

We’d spent months planning it. Worrying, cogitating, strategising, organising.  Working out the pros and cons, the pluses and minuses, the advantages and disadvantages. That’s what choice does to you. Makes … Continue reading

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They grow up so quickly these days…

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Recipe Shed: Healthy New Year Nasi Goreng Noodles

  Our quest for healthy eating this month (and this month only) continues with this delicious take on the classic Indonesian dish, Nasi Goreng. Hope you enjoy it. We did! … Continue reading

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Tag: What Are Your Highs and Lows From 2011?

I may be a little late to this, but I’ve been tagged by KateOnThinIce who did a very interesting and entertaining review of last year in Q &A form. But … Continue reading

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Listography: My Top Photos of 2011

KateTakes5’s Listography has asked us to delve back into our scrapbooks over the past year and dig out our 5 Favourite Photos of 2011. An absolutely impossible task. I pored … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Meat-Free Monday…Wagamama’s fragrant coconut, ginger & lemongrass stir-fry sauce with Soba noodles, red peppers, courgettes and spring onions

I’ve decided we eat too much meat in our house. Also, I read that raising livestock is bad for the planet – both in terms of greenhouse gases produced and … Continue reading

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Separated by 81 years…how I wish the oldest could pass on his wisdom to the youngest of our clan

It was my Father-in-Law’s 85th birthday on January 1st and as he sat at the dinner table next to his youngest grandchild, it was hard not to become philosophically teary-eyed.  … Continue reading

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#OneBornEveryMinute #Dad The minute my son was born.

‘Here’s looking at you, kid.’ I love Channel 4’s One Born Every Minute so felt very privileged when they asked me – along with many other parent bloggers – to … Continue reading

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Happy New Year to all my visitors…and thank you!

Your interest in me, my life, my recipes, my musings, my opinions and my thoughts means the world to me. No-one writes a blog for it not to be read, … Continue reading

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