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Home made Nutella. Improved nutrition for the same price!

Do you like Nutella? It's gorgeous stuff, kids can be addicted to it, it seems to go with everything and can be eaten straight out of the jar with a spoon. And probably often is! But... and there's always a but isn't there, the nutritional content is pretty poor. Palm...

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Salted caramel cheesecake

It was the U3A AGM yesterday. We offer tea and biscuits usually, but because it was the AGM we upgraded to cakes. I decided to take some cheesecakes in ramekins. I did a strawberry topped one and this salted caramel using a recipe I've used before. The strawberry ones...

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It was the U3A cooking group today, we made LOADS today!

It was the U3A cooking group today. We had a new lady joining us at the cooking group today, so with the people who came today, that was 5, plus me. A nice amount for standing around in my kitchen and getting hands on with some recipes. Today, we explored some oaty...

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Some beautiful quilts by some very talented people

I went to an exhibition by a local quilting group on Saturday. The talent being displayed was pretty awesome. This first quilt was made by a friend who actually prefers to embroider. So she embroidered the panels with the most beautiful flowers. Apparently, the...

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The West House and what to cook

Had a lovely outing on Thursday. A friend who was bereaved six months ago was experiencing her first birthday without her much loved husband. All those firsts are always especially difficult. She decided that she wanted to celebrate that birthday well, and then forget...

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What a gorgeous time of year! Here’s a few pics of the garden

I love this gorgeous time of year! Everything is hurling itself out of the ground and I've taken a few snaps of what's happening in my garden. The Iris Ensata are loving our damp, clay soil and are blooming in profusion right now. The bees love them, disappearing...

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