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Time for a catch up

We've had a few recipes, so maybe time for a catch up. As you know, I went to a bloggers event recently. I belong to the UK Money Bloggers and what an inspiring bunch of people they are. I have a long list of things to do now! I am currently learning how to do...

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Bean and Quinoa, Lemon and Herb Salad

This recipe was one that the U3A made when the group came to my house for our monthly meeting. I had been looking through Yotam Ottolenghi's Plenty More for inspiration and found this lovely salad. This is my version of it Bean and Quinoa, Lemon and Herb Salad...

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Chicken, Quinoa and Apple Burgers

This recipe came about when I was googling for savoury recipes to use apples. I came across one that I've modified here, it only uses one apple, but that's one more used. Chicken, Quinoa and Apple Burgers Ingredients 300g chicken breast, £5.84/kg, £1.78 2 spring...

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Stuffed potato cakes

The U3A cookery group came round today. We did 3 recipes this time, including this one, stuffed potato cake.     Stuffed Potato Cakes Serves 4, makes 8 potato cakes Ingredients: 650g potatoes, 2.5kg/£1.29, 34p 40g plain flour, 52p/1.5kg, 1p Filling 115g...

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A day at the SHOMOS

Last Saturday, (ye gods, a week already!) Mike and I went to the 3rd annual Show Me The Money Annual awards, the SHOMOS. It's a group of UK Money Bloggers UK Money Bloggers is a community of people who write online about money and personal finance – from frugal and...

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Lots of phone calls and a few tickets

Rail Cards As husband and I are using trains more often, I decided it was time to get a Senior Railcard. We are due to travel soon, so I thought I'd combine the two. Off I went to the Railcard site. Ah, I thought, lets have a look at discount vouchers first. So I had...

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A Sunday walk that left me feeling refreshed and uplifted

Just a quick post today to tell you about some free fun we had today. Walking is the most popular leisure activity in the UK. It's good for our well being, our health, obviously, and all sorts of good things health wise can come from it. And I'm sure the fact that...

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OMG! These are AMAZING! Gingery soy sharp apples

Mike went to the Co-Op this week and came back with one of those little magazines that supermarkets do. One of the recipes caught my eye. It used pears, but we eat our pears unripe, straight from the tree, still crispy. I thought it would work well with the apples...

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Changing silk flowers to suit the season

I've blogged before about silk flowers, showing what I chose for both a spring and summer arrangement. I like to keep a large arrangement in my kitchen to brighten up the place. I have a base arrangement of plain green leaves in a 'glass' vase, and each season, I add...

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Cipolline in Agrodolce (Onions in Sweet and Sour Sauce)

One of the many books I bought recently was Gastronomy of Italy from the wonderful Anna del Conte. We did 4 recipes from the book today at the cookery group I run for my local U3A, including this one for Cipolline in Agrodolce or Onions in Sweet and Sour Sauce....

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Chicken and leek crumble

We had a roast chicken on Friday, so I had lots of lovely leftovers to do something with. This is the first thing I did, a lovely buttery leek base, along with the chicken, in a white sauce, and topped with an oaty savoury crumble with a hint of stuffing. The topping...

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And finally, our ultimate destination while away, Rothbury

After spending time in Newark and York, we arrived at our destination for a week, Rothbury. The reason, amongst others, that I wanted to explore this particular part of the wonderful Northumbria is that I wanted to go and see the Alnwick castle gardens. Originally, I...

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