Run off my feet by a 6 year old

Run off my feet by a 6 year old

Picked up 6 yr old DGD today for a few days visit. We visited Pevensey Castle and had a good look round there. A nice visit. While we were looking down the oubliette, a nesting bird vented straight down the back of my top. Felt it warm and dribbling while DP was...

Rust, dust, concrete and bears

Wow, what a weather day. I was hoping for a little gentle summer rain as the garden is either like dust, or in other parts, concrete. The summer sun is gorgeous, and I’m certainly not complaining, but such extreme heat sucks all the moisture out of the soil, and...
Another CFR recipe, walnut & seed butter

Another CFR recipe, walnut & seed butter

Here is another recipe from the CFR site, a delicious nut butter. Use it on toast for breakfast, or in sandwiches for lunch, maybe with a sliced tomato, or thick coins of cucumber in it too. A smear of jam would be a variation of the classic peanut butter and jam. You...

An Approved Food order

Oh dear, I’ve been tempted! Approved Food tempt me every day with mega cheap offers and this week I did an order. I spent £66.97, including delivery, which is quite a bit. We had some of the spelt spaghetti this evening with tomato sauce and Parmesan and a big...

We’re in Woman’s Own!

Quite an interesting week this week. Woman’s Own called wanting to write an article. The journalist wanted to do it there and then as she had to write it that day. Goodness knows what she would have done if I hadn’t been there. I had to put her off for a...

The loaf recipe, 17p

At least one day before you want it, make the dough mixture. 250g strong white bread flour, Asda 1.5kg/80p, 13p 7g yeast, Asda 125g/64p, 4p Half tsp salt 17p for the loaf 35p to run the oven for an hour, a total of 52p Put everything in a medium sized mixing bowl, mix...

My best loaf so far

I tried the second bread mixture in the fridge today. I took it out of the fridge and added a little flour, just enough to take it from the almost thick batter it was to a loose dough. Then I was going to do a dome shaped loaf on a tray, but it looked like it was...

Coconut powder, and lost pictures

Just a very quick post now, more later, to say that Approved Food have just emailed to say that they have the boxes of coconut milk I use, for £1.20 for 2 boxes of 150g. So if you like the mango and coconut curry, now would be a good time to get some. I would get some...

Kitchen Plans

Edit: How extremely annoying. I posted this last night and WordPress for some reason decided to chop it off right at the beginning, and I can’t access the Revision copies either. So I’ve had to re-write what I could remember. Goodness knows what you...

Tissue or handkerchief, which do you prefer?

This week, I was cutting out bias strips to edge the quilt my Mum made for me. I was using a double white sheet I got from a charity shop for £1.50. As I was cutting out the strips, I was thinking how soft the fabric was and started wondering if they would make...

Off to Wickes for a quote

We went to Wickes today to sort out the kitchen. My goodness, what an expensive proposition that is! We have been umming and aahing for weeks over what the layout should be, all rotating around a walk-in corner larder unit. The layout was finalised today. We will be...
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