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Blog & Life 2015: Out With The Old.

6 Jan

I am now entering my 3rd year of blogging.

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My blog meets none of the blogging criteria of a successful blog.

But it’s my blog and a pleasure still to me as I never intended to become a ‘read blog’ nor still do I.
I have always used it as my personal muse to find the “good in everyday”.

In saying that I do however like the fact that others do pop, have a read and leave messages. This was a pleasure I never expected to have – so Thank You to those that do, despite my slack posts, poor spelling & grammar and somewhat dull wafflings.

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As mentioned ‘The Blogging Criteria’:

One of these blogging criteria recommendations is regular blog posts – fail one.

A second being combine blog with other social media – fail two.

I’ve had a huge gap in blog posts and twitter, Instead Ive been found over on IG. I’ve found IG just the right amount of social media to fit in with my schedule for the later part of 2014. But New Year – New Schedule.

I’ve organised and sorted many aspects of the HAF household over the past few months and one area that remains a shamble of miss matching posts and WIP is my blog. I feel I should give a little TLC to the poor thing which is serving me so well.

So first out with the old…

There are 3 topics which I have covered in posts over the past 2 years that have come to an end for me at least.

CPSH; Craft Photo Scavenger Hunt: I really enjoyed taking part in this. There are lots of monthly photo taking variations out there but I enjoyed the personal nature of this as it was a small group which I could actually enjoy everyone’s posts each month. Unfortunately I joined this at the end of its life really the original organiser had passed the torch on and lives got busy and the group naturally and amicably fizzled as far as I am aware.
So this topic is no longer a feature on my blog.

BHBC & CCC: ; Beaters Hut Bakers Club & Clandestine Cake Club: Again two things I tremendously enjoyed taking part in and pushing the grey baking cells and skills. But alas baking is not always easy for me as it requires a full good week as I have to shop & bake, then commit to a date a month in advance when I have no idea how I will feel, leaving me feeling pressured and letting people down. Which means I can not take part unfortunately.
But both local groups still continue successfully and with some very hard work of 2 lovely groups- much recommend.

Crafty Creatives #CC: I stopped my Crafty Creatives boxes as to be honest I was getting a little bored of the format and I didn’t have the inkling to either do the crafts or the time. As I stopped though the format changed and I was given the option to test the new format but I declined – stupidly. As I do quite like the look of the new boxes. This maybe something in future I choose to do again.
I have however in its place taken more day classes in crafts which I have greatly enjoyed too and there will continue to be blog posts about.

Things I’ve not quite finished, Blog WIP’s …

A-Z of Me: I started this with my blog essentially and haven’t got past ‘E’.
So *ahem* it is in my blog planner; oh yes my organiser has one [*Tick* one criteria of a successful blog – have a planner- I just have to use it haha], so 2015 will see more of The A-Z of Me.

WSW; Window Shopping Wednesday: I haven’t done a WSW for over a year.
My break was due to Window Shopping often turns into shopping and with the Wedding I had to resist temptation to house shop and concentrate on the Wedding.
Our Wedding didn’t actually involve that much shopping. I had a clear picture in my mind and found or made what I wanted with a little help from Family & Friends.
Instead of shopping a lot of pinning happened and you can still see all of our Blush, Gold & Navy themed wedding inspiration on my Pinterest boards [Serotiny_HAF].
One day I will share our amazing day on the blog.

I Quit Sugar; The ‘diet’/Life style of quitting sugar: Well I lasted the first 5 weeks of full detox then had my Bridal Shower & Hen Party.
A Bridal Shower Afternoon Tea Party & A Best Friend who is a cake goddess and ‘I didn’t quit sugar’. I slowly slipped down the slippery slope again.
In saying this we do not quiet have the same amount of sugar as before as I have never restocked some sugary condiments and such like. I have also continued to switch to no sugar brands of certain foods. My snacking is slightly different too I switched some snacks to things like rice cakes & nut butters and this was always the area which was a high sugar concern in my diet.
I hope in the new year to attempt this again as I did feel some benefits.

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So that’s a summery of the blog tidy & round up.

Blog Aims 2015

I aim to blog at least twice a week for now and increase my twitter communications again as I miss the interaction & knowledge to be found on twitter. I’ve found many a fab company or recommendation on twitter – not to mention twittering peeps becoming none virtual friends.

I aim to blog once a week on a positive good in the week for me, this could be snail mail, baking, a craft etc.

The second post I aim to do is continue to take part in Jocelyn at The Reading Residence, Word of the Week. I hope to make the link up most Fridays – Sundays.

The Reading Residence

My other occasional Blog Aim is to post about our Geocaching progress and have a bit of a catch up with this.

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From time to time I hope to increase posts with participating with other blog link ups as I have done in the past.

I think it’s all looking ship shape over here and ready for 2015 and a 3rd Blogging Year.

I look forward to seeing what the new year brings.

Sx

Second Week Detox: I Quit Sugar.

23 May

Week 2: Monday 19th May 2014

“Operation Eat Fat”

“Once we take out sugar, the best thing you can do is replace it with fat and some protein.”

Well this is my second week. Let’s summarise.

At the end of Week 1 I felt so nauseas but I’m not sure if this was due to the detox or because I had a bug as it lasted 24hours.

Week 2 started well I felt very positive, and I had a clarity I have not had in a while. I’m unsure yet if this is because I was having a good health week (as I have ‘issues’) or it’s due to the detox.

I have woken up each morning feeling less groggy and haven’t been feeling as tired. Again is this a fluke?

I’ve had a productive week which always helps my mood but I do feel less bloated I’m not sure why sugar or lack there of would help bloating.

My cravings aren’t going away. I’m starving I’m eating more and feeling more hungry.
The good fats and proteins are meant to curb this hunger & craving.

I have had a small cheat this week in the form of a Frozen Homemade Banana Smoothie with not 1 but 2 Banana’s, it’s not really a cheat yet as only in Week 3 do you cut everything out.

However I have said no to desserts and chocolate which are my down fall and I’m proud of that. Also I’ve cut out most hidden sugars already because it wasn’t overly hard to do with my home cooking anyway.

And that’s the end of Week 2.

Sx

My First Week Detox: I Quit Sugar.

12 May

My Name is Serotiny & I am a Sugar addict.

I REALLY am.

The main Sugary downfalls in my diet are Baking and Chocolate.
I tend to drink lots of tea (another unhealthy habit though I do drink a variety of teas not just black) and with this have cake, biscuits, chocolate etc. I use sugary foods to boast my energy and my mood.

I consume about 500g plus of Milk Chocolate a day, added to that I could have biscuits and cakes, and that’s all with out the added sugars in my healthy cereal, mayonnaise, even the odd mixer drink etc.

I dread to calculate how much sugar this was in my diet, I just know eating as much as I did was never going to have a good out come at some point in my life.

To look at me you wouldn’t believe I ate all this, which is a regular look I get from people or the one of hate/envy. I remain around a size 6-8 what ever I seem to eat, I have done the whole of my teens & adult life thus far.

But regardless of body shape and size it’s about what’s going on with my inner self, the finer biomechanics of my body.

So here is introducing I Quit Sugar to my life:

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Sarah Wilson’s 8 week Detox programme and life style change.

I purchased this and her latest book “I Quit Sugar For Life” from Amazon a few weeks ago.
But I have been waiting for the right week to prepare myself and start it.

This last week was week 1. As Sarah suggests in the book I will be documenting my changes and developments, and I intend to do this in a little note book and by sharing my experience here with you.

I would be interested in hearing if anyone else has tried the “I Quit Sugar” detox and how this has all worked out for them?

Week 1: Monday 12th May 2014

“CUT BACK ON SUGARS & REFINED CARBOHYDRATES.”

“* Start making food swaps this week For Example instead of Jam on Toast for Breakfast swap to a sugar free alternative such as Avocado on Toast.”

My Weeks meal plan.

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So as I said my main area of sugar consumption is chocolate, cakes and biscuits.
I don’t regularly drink added sugar drinks or have sugar in my tea etc.
So my first week I’ve cut out all chocolate, cakes, biscuits & crisps.

I’ve also started to whittle down foods in the cupboard with added sugar or foods such as dried fruits that contain high levels or fructose, my cereal etc. As I really want to stick to the program but I don’t want to waste food either.

It’s amazing how many things have added sugar.
As the week has gone on I’m finding it really hard, I’m doubting my reasons for doing this and have begun the wrong thinking process of “well I will just cut down the amount of chocolate etc I eat rather than do this”.

But despite all this I have kept going. At the same time positively I’ve been eating a proper full Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and have cut down on my black tea consumption.

I will say I’ve noticed a pattern developing in my chocolate/sugar consumption. With the hardest times being after meals. I seem to always crave something after a savoury meal.
So I’ve followed one of Sarah’s book suggestions and have been having Natural Plain Yogurt with Cinnamon. I’d love to tell you this helps but it doesn’t yet, I could still inhale a 250g bar of chocolate. I’ve also tried snacking on nuts which are high in fats and suggested by Sarah again they aren’t really helping.

But onwards to Week 2 …

Sx

Happy New Year 2014

2 Jan

Welcome 2014.

I finished the year on a bit of a slow one; I won’t say a down as it wasn’t a down there were lots of nice things that happen from October-December, I was just lacking in energy.
*Remember there is good in everyday*

OCTOBER

In October there was wedding planning and I finally got my dress.

We went to a wedding where the Aunt of the Bride had made these beautiful paper cranes to decorate the whole venue …

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I took one home for luck.

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We got the Norwalk Virus – AGHhhh

Then it was November.

NOVEMBER

In November I manage to sort our wardrobes 15 charity bin bags later & a good few to the clothes bank.

Before:

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After:

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There may not look like much different but I can actually see what I have now and put everything away. Next is matching hangers!

We had some lovely muddy walks with one of the newer additions to our extended family; a Black Labrador.

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And we had another new doggie addition, my brother got this gorgeous little girl.

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DECEMBER

We were chasing our tails a bit in December. Mr S was working every which hour of the day and night.

It started well though as we have a healthy and beautiful Niece who was born on the 1st.

We got our real Christmas Tree about mid December.

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Mr S is hidden behind.

There is nothing quiet like the smell of a real tree.

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I fashioned a door wreath from an old Tesco value sale plastic wreath, some baulbals, little pegs, ribbon etc

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I did some baking. Adapting as I went to Gluten Free of Course.

Zimtsterne

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Christmas Wreath Pavlova

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And some Christmas Meringue Kisses

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Sea Salt Water Biscuits

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Christmas & Celebrations, were lovely and Family orientated.

And the New Year started with a lovely family meal at ours yesterday to Welcome in 2014.

A Happy & Healthy New Year To You All.

Remember through out 2014…

“sometimes when things are falling apart they may actually be falling in to place”.

” Every day may not be good, but there is something GOOD in every day “

Sx

Gluten Free Ombré Purple Cake

11 Aug

This Saturday was Mr S’s Mother’s birthday.

Mrs S senior is a lovely lady and I am very lucky with my ‘in laws’ in general.

We felt it was our turn to host a family advent so decided to do a birthday gathering. Plans chopped and changed to who could and couldn’t make it but regardless I went ahead with a similar meal plan which was Moroccan in theme for Starter & Main Course’s with Tiramisu & Pavlova for dessert.

But obviously being a birthday celebration all that matters is the CAKE!
And I succumbed to the ombré phenomenon that has engulfed Pinterest by attempting a purple ombré cake.

Firstly my intention was for white butter icing with purple ombré cake, but the white dye I had was not enough for the whole cake so I had to improvise and use white butter icing in the middle and purple butter icing on the outside.

Gluten Free Purple Ombré Cake

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16oz / 455g Butter
16oz / 455g Caster Sugar
16oz / 455g Doves Farm GF Self Raising Flour
8 Eggs
A Splosh of Milk
Purple Food Dye
White Food Dye
Lavender ‘Petals’

* Cream the Butter & Sugar together (I did this in 2 batches of 8oz as I only have 2 tins)

* Beat in the Eggs (4 eggs if you are doing 2 batches)

* Fold in the GF Flour (8oz if doing in 2 batches)

* Add a Splosh of milk. (Roughly 1tbsp if doing in 2 batches)

Your cake batter is done, time for the fun part.

* Start with your the LIGHTEST colour you want to achieve. Add small amounts of purple dye using a cocktail stick, you can add more remember but can’t take away. When baked the colour is always that bit more vibrant.

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* Once you have achieved the first pale layer colour spoon half the mixture into a 20cm round pre-greased tin, if your baking in batches, if not just remember you have to spoon a 1/4 of the mixture in.

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* With the second half of an 8oz mixture or a 1/4 of a 16oz mixture continue to add small amounts of purple food dye to achieve the second layer colour you desire.

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* Once you have achieved the colour. Spoon the remaining mixture into another 20cm round pre-greased baking tin.

* Bake at 170’c fan assisted for approximately 20minutes. (Adjust timings and temperature to your own cooker) You can always check with a knife gently in the middle of the cake; if it’s cooked the knife will be clean, if not just leave it for a bit longer.

* If your mixing in batches, mix up batter batch 2. If not skip to continuing dying.

* Dye the next layer the same making a little bit darker once more. Fill baking tin etc

* Complete with 4th darkest purple layer.

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* Bake and leave to cool.

Butter Icing

Roughly 4oz butter to 5oz icing sugar will make enough to layer the cake.
Then another 4oz:5oz will cover the cake.
You can either use extra white dye for white butter icing or the same purple dye.

When cool layer together with the white butter icing and ice the whole cake with the purple. I decorated with fresh garden lavender.
This slightly flavoured the cake but not to much.

And there you have it. My top two layers were a bit pink for my liking as I used a Lilac dye but next time I would use just the Grape Violet dye for all four layers, as it was more purple.

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Note this was a TALL cake if you were adding layers I would decrease the height/amount of batter mixture in each layer.

S

If I had a Brain I would be Dangerous…

8 May

Lately I’ve had nothing but cotton wool between my ears!

You might recall me telling you I have misplaced the purple yarn I brought for my pebble project, then over the weekend I put a cheque in the bin by mistake luckily this one I tracked down before it was too late. Well today the latest has been loosing the car key.

Our house isn’t even a house that is untidy, Im the type of person who is C.D.O (the correct order for what they call O.C.D). I have places for things and I am the person who knows where everything is.

It’s a boring story of how I got distracted to loose the key involving a naughty dog.

I looked in every possible place for this key or so I thought!
Then Mr S found it in 10minutes tonight in my Ugg Boot by the door.
*sigh* I’m just glad it’s found.
I will add I wasn’t even wearing my Uggs today.

My stupid fuzzy brain though is really getting to me again of late.

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‘The Parrot’ cat went to the vets today for an operation to remove his ‘crown jewels’ bless him.
All went ok, though the vets commented on him still being very skinny after his vanishing act, we are working on feeding him up.
As you can see his fine though and has resumed his normal activities.

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At lunch another parcel arrived.
Parcels are not only exciting for me but for the dog.

He loves a visitor, just visitors aren’t quiet as sure about him a lunging 6stone plus of muscle Boxer, being held back causes some great expressions on people’s faces.

I can understand their worry but unless your about to harm his Family your safe. Dogs have good senses about people. Our boy loves his family they are a terribly loyal breed.
You should see him round the nieces up if they stray to far.

Anyway the parcel…

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This time it was from Doves Farm.
As a coeliac I have tried various gluten free pasta’s but by far my most favourite for taste and cooking is Doves Farm. I can only seem to get the Macaroni & Ditalini online from their website so I stocked up and treated myself to some Fig cookies too.

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The little envelope was another treat from Baker and Maker , a slightly smaller snowflake cutter.

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Then this evening I had an evening out crocheting.

At the weekend I spied on twitter a last class space on The Sheep Shop’s Granny Square Crochet class so I leapt in.
The next project I’ve been discussing is a granny square blanket and I thought I would spare L’s patience this time and join the class.
(Though I have told L I may still be calling on her expertise)

I had a great evening and Joanne was a fantastic and patient teacher.

And Look what I managed!
After some undoing and redoing and undoing and redoing.

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I’m looking forward to continuing using the joining technics and edging technics Joanne taught us.

I can highly recommend Joanne’s class & teaching style, she is most adaptable to everyones way of learning and pace.

I’m hoping to do more classes at The Sheep Shop in the near future.
I have my eye on a Knitting Course & a Felting course.

Unfortunately I have not had a chance to Window Shop today but no fear next week It shall be back.

Now time for bed.

Night

S

‘Gule Kambing’

7 May

“Gule Kambing”
Indonesian Aromatic Lamb Stew
In the Slow Cooker

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The list of ingredients for this dish is slightly daunting but it’s easy when you get going, the recipe is not complicated at all.

The book offers 2 ways of cooking this dish I combined the 2 and put it in the slow cooker, the method I used is below.

Ingredients

1 Boneless Leg of Lamb 2.5kg
1 Pint of Hot Water
4cm Cinnamon Stick
2 Salam or Kaffir Leaves or Bay Leaves (I used Bay)
1 Lemongrass Stem cut into 3
335ml Thick Coconut Milk

For The Paste

6 Shallots (I used red onions)
4 garlic cloves (I used paste)
10 Macadamia Nuts
2 Fresh Red Chillies deseeded and chopped (You can add more)
1/2 tsp White Pepper
1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper or Paprika
2 tsp Fresh Root Ginger chopped
1 tsp Galangal chopped
1 tsp Ground Turmeric
2 tsp Ground Coriander
2 Cloves
1 tsp Salt
4 tbsp Thick Tamarind Water (I watered down Tamarind Paste)
2 tbsp Peanut Oil or Olive Oil (I used Olive Oil)

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First salt, pepper and oil the Boneless Leg of Lamb and brown if your slow cooker allows.

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Blend all the ingredients for the paste.

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Add the paste to the Leg of Lamb in the slow cooker and gently fry, stirring to stop it from burning, for 6-8 minutes.

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Turn off the frying function of the slow cooker.

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Add the Hot Water, the Cinnamon Stick, the Lemon Grass and the Bay Leaves.

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Cover and Slow Cook for 8 hours.
(You could try shorter but I wanted to leave the flavours to permeate the meat)

With 25 minutes remaining remove the lid and add the Thick Coconut Milk.

At this point put the accompanying rice on to cook.

Once your cooking time is up discard the Cinnamon Stick, Lemon Grass and Bay Leaves.

Before Serving

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Enjoy

S

Gluten Free Savoury Pastry

3 May

Gluten Free Savoury Pastry

Quantities for a small pie dish.

8oz / 225g GF Self Raising Flour
2oz / 55g White Flora or Trex
2oz / 55g Butter
3tbsp Cold Water
Pinch of Salt

Rub flour and fats together into crumb like mixture with hands.
Then add cold water, to bind. With gluten free it always helps to be on the moister side when using flour. So unlike normal pastry I would advise it to still have an almost sticky texture to the dough.

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Wrap and place to cool in fridge.

To roll out I find that if its to cold it just breaks apart so with my hands I just reshape the dough ball to add a slight pliability to it. Dust the work top with flour and roll out as required.

This amount topped a large pie dish so for a full pie I would have needed to double the recipe.

I use GF Self Raising Flour the main reason being its my Nanny & Mother’s recipe so this is how i’ve always done it and with GF I think the self raising flour makes the pastry softer. Gluten Free can be as tough as old boots at times and need not be.

I used the pastry tonight to make a simple Ham Hock Pie.

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And the left overs for Jam Tarts a family tradition with left over pastry.

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Happy Baking

S

The Last Week

3 May

I had full intensions all week of catching up with my blogging but it’s been one of those weeks.

Having not actually been up to much really at all it’s a bit of a mystery to where the week has gone but my old ‘buddy’ has been sapping my time again recently, mentally I have been having a wail of a time but physically my body just won’t keep up.
Back ache, hip ache moan moan moan. Lets leave the moaning there! I only moan to then point out the positive.

The positive in this is that I’ve been doing stuff. I’ve been fighting my way through each day doing something rather than nothing and my driving force is my personal plan I set back in January of achievements throughout the year. I blogged about this in February under the odd title Exam Day.

In My House Planner I set myself personal goals to achieve before becoming a Mama (well trying to become at least). It was about establishing crucial routines & organisation to help me at low times as I know such times will be tough when I’m plus 1 and I’m pleased to report I’m doing a good job of sticking to them. I will blog more about this at a later date, as for now there is enough to catch up on.

Monday

My Mummy & I spent the day together, going for lunch at The Elveden Inn; they do some great food including gluten free & the service is good too. Followed by some shopping at the The Elveden Estate Shop .

My Mummy brought me a pretty new tea light holder.

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I saw these paper birdies there too.

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I like the idea and think they could be made out of scraps of paper I keep.

Monday evening The Parrot Cat returned needless to say we were very happy and so was he.
His settling back in.

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Tuesday

I tried a new recipe from my Indonesian book.

“Gule Kambing” An aromatic lamb stew

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Wednesday

I baked GF White Chocolate Chip & Macadamia Nut Cookies.

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Thursday

I made the dog some Large Ice Cubes, as he loves snow & ice so I figured he would love the coldness in this hot weather.

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Friday

I made a GF Ham Hock Pie.

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Excuse the slushy heart. Not very savoury pie like I know.

And as I had some pastry left what should you do with left over pastry? …

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Thats right Jam Tarts are a must.

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The dog got to play with the Ice Cubes.

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Kindly sharing with me while I was obliviously sunbathing – that was a shocker I tell thee!

What Else?

The Female rabbit is broody again?! I know how she feels.
She’s nesting once more.

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My Roses are still alive. One still doing better than the other.

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The Cats are enjoying being back together.

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I’ve also been sticking to my daily chores and laundry routines.
And when I am done well I’ve been enjoying lots of this

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And this

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So that’s this last week.
I’m going to try and add the Gluten Free (GF) recipes I’ve been using as separate posts. So watch this space for those.

S

Don’t Judge A Blog By It’s Cover

9 Apr

Hello Hello

Well I’m finding myself in an odd mood lately. I am chomping at the bit to start redecorating the house but drawing a blank with being able too.
And
How can I start the garden when we are getting regular frosts still and surprise snowfall. Though it seems the garden plans may have changed again due to the dog killing our lawn! I won’t go into the finer details but I’m sure all dog owners can imagine how.

So distraction it is at the moment …

Sally at Diario has released the April CPSH List:

Inspiration
Something I Made
Rocks
Colour- Red
Motif: Western

Thank You Sally, can’t wait!
You have actually given me a push with an idea I’ve wanted to try … Watch this space or read my previous posts and take a guess.

I also had a like from this blog …

Frugal Feeding

Wow how many recipes!
Thank you Frugal Feeding I will be defiantly be trying some of these out at some point. Keep up the good work!

I always check out the websites of people who like a post – Not Spam !! naughty naughty people.
I am amazed at the creativity and diversity in the world all crammed into the typed mighty word, in blog form. Blogs I wouldn’t necessarily follow but actually are very interesting when you take a look.
I like finding a blog that I wouldn’t normally think of viewing and it makes me smile or identify with the person writing it.
Never Judge A Blog By Its Cover Hey!

I have not baked since Easter and I was in need of some home baked goodies, if not only because the kitchen table looks bare & unhomely without anything.

For a while I’ve been wanting to try making my own version of the Doves Farm Gluten Free Date & Chocolate Flap Jacks as I can consume a packet in hours and they are a little expensive. Today as I wasn’t up for a cake making session but wanted home baked treats was the perfect time to try.

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A Little Bit Of Everything At Hand Flap Jacks

GF Oats
Butter
Light Muscadova Sugar
Golden Syrup
Dried Apple
Dried Cherries
Dried Dates
Dried Figs
Chocolate

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I went a little heavy on the golden syrup/sugar and used up dried fruit I had saved up in the cupboard.
A while ago I had Graze boxes delivered but got a bit bored as they kept sending the same things how ever much I change the options, anyway I ended up with a stock pile of some of the packs so I saved them up for such an occasion. Ultimately they seem to be a success.

More food !
Dinner tonight was Ham Hock Risotto.
Ham Hock is a fantastic cut of meat as its tasty and cheap.
£2.38p for two days worth of organic meat.
I slow cooked the Ham Hock for 8hours in vegetable stock and cider and have used half in the Risotto and half is for tomorrow nights dinner.

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Ham Hock Risotto
From Simon Rimmer

50g butter
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed (I use the garlic paste)
350g risotto rice
200ml white wine
About 700ml chicken stock, warm ( I used 200ml juice stock from the ham hock and 500ml Vegetable Stock)
500g cooked ham hock, shredded
100g peas
1 tbsp chopped tarragon
50g shaved parmesan (I didn’t use Parmesan)

For the sauce

75ml white wine
250ml single cream
200g blue Wensleydale cheese, grated.
(I didn’t use blue Wensleydale just the normal)

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I’m not quite sure where the day goes at the moment, it’s now bedtime for all of us.

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BloominBootiful

A girl and her garden :)

www.KamalaThompson.com

"Where Business Meets Humanity"

The Hopeful Plot.

Living for a living.

zoeprose

Celebrating stories | Literary weavings and bookish gifts

So thats my life

A little bit of everything

Fab N' Free

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Bumpkin Bears and Friends

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wood & wool stool

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A small insight

Sharing my life with you x

Primrose's Attic

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silje-sin

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Freunde von Freunden

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The Everygirl

Just another WordPress.com site

Row's Pottery Shed

pottery & stuff

happy loves rosie

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A Bowl Full of Lemons

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613materika

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The Happy Mail Project

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Best of Crochet

Sharing the most awesome crochet ideas!

Marcy Penner

scrapbooking and everyday life.

Bunny Mummy

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New Products from Main Website Store

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Craftyminx

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The Little Red Squirrel

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TIMBALLOO

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luzia pimpinella

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After Hours...

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emma lamb

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haus maus

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Awkward & Beautiful

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fork and flower

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Bohème Circus

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Dinner Rad

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decor8

decorate. design. lifestyle.

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Emma Magazine

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Earnest Home co.

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the goldhawk project

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c i n d e r s & r a i n .

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