Monthly Archives: March 2012

Experimenting with Welsh cakes.

Welsh cakes were a request this morning from my dear darling husband. I had never made them before, but he had had some at Coffee #1 a couple of weeks ago and I think he was having flashback cravings. I went to the dear old BBC Good Food website, and there we go, looked fairly […]

Positive reinforcement… Or keeping the husband happy with Eggs Benedict

As Sheldon once did with Penny in the Big Bang Theory using chocolate, perhaps this is a similar thing. My lovely husband picked me up at 01:30 this morning, so I decided to make breakfast in bed. When we were in the US earlier this year, we had breakfast at this amazing place in San […]

A Roman Outing.

Time for another bit of fancy dress… This time the theme was Roman…. Togas… Goddesses… And warriors with Mohawk helmets. Clearly…. I wanted a Mohawk helmet. The pattern I used was… McCall’s 2060, making view F: The pattern involved 18 pieces, covering the simple, a cape with drawstring closure, to the complex, the Mohawk helmet […]

Jam tarts…. Or what to do with leftover pastry and a whole load of bits of jam.

Before going away recently, I made a Bakewell tart, had some leftover pastry…. and no time to do anything with it. What to do? Well.. I did what I tend to do with leftovers. Stick them in the freezer and forget about them! 😉 But things can only live in the freezer for so long… […]

Flowerpot Cakes

One of my favourite shops to peruse for kitchen tat/ gadgets that I simply must have is Lakeland. On a visit to York, I excitedly wandered about admiring all and came out with (amongst other things) this: I have seen rolls, and cakes baked in actual terracotta flowerpots before, but this seemed much easier. I […]

Cross stitcher in training.

I think the last time I did any cross stitch, or pretty much any embroidery, was about 15 years ago. It was a box of butterflies. I think my mum still has it. But I saw a pattern I liked. It was pretty, it was cute, and it was Royal kitsch. It was however a […]

#Echelon Birthday Cake.

My best friend Lizzie loves 30 Seconds to Mars. In quite a big way. So, of course the first thing that came to mind when trying to think of what to make her? A Triad. The idea for this cake took shape while I was on holiday, and when we got back I was to […]