How 2012 was for me.
A year ago today I published my first blog post. Just a simple little Hello. 1 year later, and I this is my 189th post. 45 of them included chocolate. At least 80% of them were probably fueled by chocolate. Or Chocolate Microwave Brownies…. Some major events have happened this year, for us Brits in […]
Baking with Herman: take 7 – Banoffee Herman.
This post was a bit delayed I’m afraid, this week has been super hectic. It is also going to be the last Herman post for a while, I’ve ran out of inspiration temporarily, and want the freedom to explore making other things. I have enjoyed playing with the Herman recipe, and it has given me […]
Felting with Rivka: using a bubblewrap resist template to make a Kindle case.
Ick. Rain. What to do on a rainy day? Well, it’s like rainy day playtime! Thankfully we didn’t have to go anywhere, or do anything today, so after clearing up from the party it was time to play! Not 5 minutes after we finished clearing the table, Mr M and Brother M got out the […]
Jubilee Party Time!
Phew! What a busy day it was! Most of the preparation was done over the weekend, we made Millionaire’s Shortbread, Coconut Macaroons, Bakewell Tarts, Balmoral Tarts (not that great, bit odd, not sure I’ll make them again), Tea Loaf cake, Parsley Pinwheels, Potato salad…. Oh and this: Union Flag-tastic. Altogether, I reckon, a spread fit […]
I was searching for some recipes for food to make for the Jubilee party and found these. British butter? Check. British Parsley? Check. British bread? Done! ————————————- Parsley Pinwheels Recipe – taken from Rose Elliott’s New Complete Vegetarian Ingredients 60g unsalted butter, softened 2tbsp parsley, finely chopped 1tsp hot water 5-6 slices bread, white or […]
The CraftBaketacular: day 7 – the Spa, lunch, then Rosette making!
—————————————————————————————————– We got an early start on the day today, through the doors at opening time at Thermae Bath Spa, 2 hours of relaxing on foam noodles. Lush. Then further enjoying ourselves with lunch at Demuths, Asparagus with Potatoes, Cheese, and Salsa Verde, then home to start crafting! Party Rosettes! These little lovelies were inspired […]
The CraftBaketacular: day 6 making the “In the Night Garden” cake.
Ok, it was time to put the plans into action. Time for putting together the cake! As mentioned in the Haahoo post… I can’t make figures. Thankfully I found these, just the right size for a cake, brightly coloured, and of course can be played with after the event too! The request was for a […]
Chocolate-bottom Macaroon Cookies
Coconut Macaroons. I reckon we can class them as British. These beauties are easy, tasty, and smell absolutely gorgeous while baking, filling the house with coconutty loveliness. ——————————————- Chocolate-bottom Macaroon Cookies Recipe – taken from Vegan Cookies invade your Cookie Jar by Ida Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero Ingredients 3 ounces extra firm silken […]
The CraftBaketacular: day 5, making cakes, running errands, and Ricotta and Spinach Ravioli
Today, we got up and got straight on with making the cakes needed for the big cake for my friend’s niece. We also had to go get some bits and pieces for finishing it off, did a bit of cross stitch, watched Enchanted, and did some giggling. For our tea? We fired up the KitchenAid, […]
The CraftBaketacular: day 4, a trip to the fabric shop, cinema, and some Lego
This morning we started the day with a Metafit class, then a quick shower and it was time to get on with stuff! We took a trip into town to get some bits and pieces of fabric, went to see Snow White and the Huntsman (not as bad as I was expecting), then came home […]