The Flowers I went to Waitrose this morning to do a bit of shopping for things I need before my next delivery on the 13th. As I was packing my rucksack and about to leave, an assistant came up to me and asked if I would like some free flowers, so of course I said… Read More Free Flowers & Focaccia
For a long time now I have been wanting to make the recipe for Fougasse that came in my Magimix Food Processor recipe book. Just never quite found the right moment. But yesterday I decided that the time had come. Recipe is HERE and the picture is the one in my book but the 100g… Read More I Made some Fougasse
I like to share my Christmas cooking with you and I introduced some new ideas this year. As always I made a couple of Stollen. The one on the left is for my son who will pop round to collect it before Christmas. Thinking of yeasted makes, I also made a loaf of breadwhich has… Read More Christmas Cooking 2020
It is amazing to think that it is now the end of April. With various concerns I feel as if much of the last few months has passed me by. My apple tree has blossomed and the blossom has gone. Not much this year so not many apples to look forward to. My clematis on… Read More Monthly Montage – April
I have got a bit out of pattern with my posts but I had a few things to share that you might like so here it is. On Monday I was still trying to be careful and recover from being unwell but it was such a lovely day that I thought a walk round The… Read More This and That
Recently I seem to have lost interest in taking photographs except as was necessary; however the new Spring flowers have tempted me to make the effort. First the flowers On Tuesday seeing the sun, I rushed out to take a few photographs before it disappeared. (Actually it became quite a bright day.) First I went… Read More More Bread and Flowers
It has been pointed out to me that it is actually possible to make two star cards out of one A4 sheet thus. So I thought I would share this fact with you as it saves paper. Not having any other knitting or crochet to share with you since my making is very much geared to… Read More Christmas card update and some bread
This month I shared some knitting and crochet. At he beginning of the month, the knitting was my blueberry fairy which was a lot of fun. Then at the end of the month the crochet was showing you my two latest patterns put on Ravelry for some new Celtic Coasters.I also managed to fit in… Read More Monthly Montage – September
Last weekend I decided to try making some oat bread. I thought I would share the recipe with you. This is how I made it, slightly modified from the book I got it from, though I have given the full quantities not the half amounts that I used. You start with 8oz wholemeal bread flour,… Read More Oat Bread recipe
Well not really rocks, though the ground does look a bit rocky in this photograph! It’s another of my occasional posts about my garden and baking. These are a few cyclamen that I planted years ago but are still managing to come up despite all the changes. I am also rejoicing in my sedum spectabile. which is… Read More Lets Rock ‘n’ Roll!
Recently I bought some wholemeal spelt flour to make a spelt loaf. I made a loaf with spelt flour a few years ago and I remember liking the taste, though it may have been white spelt flour that time. I am not sure. I didn’t know where I had got the recipe I used before… Read More Spelt Bread
There is only one thing that I grow to eat in my garden and that is garlic. I just pop a few cloves out of the fridge in the ground in the Autumn, as the prepared cloves you can buy at the garden centre cost as much as a whole head of garlic at the… Read More Harvest and new bread tin
I took the pictures for this post a week ago but was too busy to put it together. So here is some views of my garden recently. I was pleased to find that my Vagabond clematis had a new flush of flowers. but less so to see that the slugs had been busy lower down. I was… Read More For those who like such things – more flowers and bread
Ever since I weaned myself off white bread in my forties because I believed wholemeal to be more nutritious, I have found white bread a little insipid and prefer the more robust flavour of the wholemeal. However I am now having to have less fibre in my diet so white bread is best. I noticed… Read More Yet more bread!
I decided last Friday that I would try and make one of the bread recipes in my food processor recipe book. One of the recipes said it made a sandwich loaf, so I thought that I would try that. Unlike most bread recipes the liquid used was milk. Now the first bread I had made… Read More Making more bread
I thought since I had gone to the trouble of taking the photographs, I would show you my Christmas cooking for this year. I made my normal twelve mince pies for the freezer. And as there was pastry and mincemeat over I made a mincemeat tart to be cooked and eaten straight away. I also made… Read More Christmas cooking and some bread
In March I showed you how far I had got with my new ripple blanket, my latest loaf of bread and the tulips glowing in the sunshine. I shared with you the five hexagons that I was contributing to Patch (of Made by Patch) ‘s Collaborative Crochet Blanket project and the gifts for my Two… Read More March Montage
Having seen Rachel’s post about Artisan Bread and later Patch’s post on This Bread Will Change Your Life. I decided that I had to try it. The slightly spotty look is because I tried to recalculate for 1lb of flour and put too much water in, so I added some more flour quickly and roughly before… Read More I made that bread too!