In the end not a lot of posts this past month. I suppose I was busy thinking about a special birthday and working on my latest pattern and then creating an ebook for all of my different flexy creations. I did start the month with something about the free flowers I was given and my… Read More Monthly Montage – August
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
In July, apart from my normal monthly Montage post, I had three posts about cooking, three posts about crobhet and two posts about my apple tree. Crochet first. I published my latest pattern for a thing that I call a Hexatetraflex. I had made the standard version and a slightly more ambitious version that gave… Read More Monthly Montage – July
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
Just a quick post. In 2012 I shared my ‘healthy’ Spicy, Nutty, Banana Bread. recipe with you – https://rainbowjunkiecorner.wordpress.com/2012/07/22/spicy-nutty-banana-bread-recipe/ Then a year later I shared a variation with you – https://rainbowjunkiecorner.wordpress.com/2013/07/04/banana-bread-revisited/ That time I added molasses instead of honey and ground ginger instead of coriander. Well recently I realised that I had rather a lot of… Read More Another Banana Bread variation
The last day of the month and time for the Monthly Montage! This last month the blanket I have made for my granddaughter took centre stage. I shared details of the planning and the pattern plus a look at the final blanket with its edging. For a bit of variety I added a recipe for… Read More Monthly Montage – May
I don’t eat cakes and cookies very often, partly because I try to save the calories for essential nutrients and partly with an eye to my waistline. Though I have found lately that occasionally indulging in a piece of cake (kept in the freezer!) doesn’t seem to push my weight or waistline up. But today… Read More Cookie Craving
Still working on the blanket and not doing anything else except a couple of rounds of my yet to be finished socks. So rather then post nothing, I took a couple of photos of my lunch today. This time the pizza has fresh mushrooms and scraps of roast chicken; same plate though I notice! Whole… Read More More Pizza!
Today my six-week menu said that lunch was Pizza with either bacon or sardines! I had some bacon in the freezer so I decided to finish it up. My food processor can cope with enough dough for thee pizzas, so I made three bases. I cooked two of the bases for five minutes and will… Read More Pizza for Lunch
After all my other cooking I had a bit of marzipan left, so I looked for recipes and found one for German Bethmännchen. Not all the recipes were exactly the same and I didn’t have any whole almonds but I quickly cobbled together these. Don’t look perfect but, as a marzipan lover, they are an… Read More Christmas cooking P.S.
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
I always like walking with a purpose (not just ‘for exercise’) and today I had a reason to go to the Common. I did feel that I was maybe a bit late to the party but a few days ago, after reading Nana Cathy’s post I looked for blackberries. In lots of places the bushes… Read More A Fruitful Walk!
I hope you don’t mind hearing more about my oat cakes. It was time to make some more and this time I thought I would experiment with a couple of changes. The two changes I had in mind was to grind up some of the oats a little less finely and to add baking powder.… Read More Seeking perfection? or just a change?
First an update on the first batch. The flavour improved with keeping which was good. Today I decided to try to make another batch but this time I would use the grinder than came with my new blender instead of the food processor to grind the oats. I was amazed. Where the food processor had… Read More Oatcakes revisited
With all the extras posts I’ve been doing it has been hard to choose photographs to include in this month’s montage because I normally aim to include at least one photograph from each post. I did consider leaving out the cooking I have shared but in the end decided to include it and chose just… Read More Monthly Montage – April
Not sure how easy it would be to get my favourite sort of oatcakes and having plenty of oats I decided to try and make my own. I actually made them at the same time as I made the Hot Cross Buns as they needed the same temperature for about the same amount of time.… Read More Making Oatcakes
Wishing you a Blessed Good Friday. I include a poem that I think is very old therefore hopefully not in copyright. O King of the Friday Whose limbs were stretched on the cross, O Lord who did suffer The bruises, the wounds, the loss, We stretch ourselves Beneath the shield of thy might, Some fruit… Read More Good Friday
I don’t do a lot of baking these days as I live on my own and don’t want to get fatter! However two things have come together this week: I agreed with my son that rather than Mr Kipling I would make some almond slices for Wednesday supper and my younger daughter and family are… Read More Baking Day
I have just made this and taken photographs quickly with flash. The recipe is mainly for my niece but I thought anyone might be interested. It is my own personal combination from a variety of recipes as I like the addition of the orange and cinnamon flavours. Here is a copy of my recipe card.… Read More Cranberry sauce recipe
I really don’t know why people choose to have a big party in the middle of winter when all is cold and dark rather than digging a big hole and hibernating! Maybe I haven’t been using my SAD lamp enough lately? (but some mornings it seems like too much effort to set it up – maybe… Read More This Time of Year!
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
Now that recipe I mentioned last Monday. In my recipe book it is called ‘Danish’ strawberry cake but as it is a ‘Cordon Bleu’ cookbook I don’t know how authentically Danish it is. As we were going to be five for lunch that day, I decided that I needed to make double quantities as I… Read More Strawberry cake
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
Been quite busy really the last few days. On Thursday I decided to make some Hot Cross Buns. [Now this third cycle of the chemo is not much fun and I am struggling a bit so don’t be surprised that things I have been making are not up to my usual standard that is rather… Read More Crosses and coaster
A Happy and Blessed Easter to all my followers! The photograph is one I took while staying in Taizé many, many years ago. Then later I added the text to turn it into an Easter card. I always feel that Festive Food adds to an occasion, so for Easter I made some ‘Simnel muffins’. Not… Read More Happy Easter
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!