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