Did you know there were 2 mass UFO sightings in the US in Texas and Colorado this year?** A big box arrived at our house a couple of weeks ago. Not unusual, but I had no idea what it was, (especially as I had totally forgotten that I'd applied to review something with Britmums.) Having unveiled the box inside the box it stood in the middle of the kitchen for another … [Read more...] about What’s that Spaceship doing in my kitchen?
In the kitchen- cooking, baking and appliances
Christmas dinner with trimmings in an hour?! No way! -I hear you say. Bear with me: I did a test run today. I'll let you be the judge how close I got (my friends on twitter inform me that I was missing a couple of things) I made: 1 large roast chicken (which I reckon is roughly the same as a turkey crown.), 1 roasted butternut squash (instead of the … [Read more...] about Nailed it in an hour: Traditional Christmas dinner
We've had the Panasonic SD-2500 bread machine for some time now. Recently we've started making our own bread, prompted by a visit to Etal and Ford's mill where we bought some fab, semi-organic bread flour. Only once you start making your own bread do you realise what goes into those loaves you buy at the supermarket. They keep for ages with all the additives. Once you … [Read more...] about Time tested review: Panasonic SD-2500 Bread Machine
A tweak on a Hot Cross Bun recipe, that is a lovely Easter treat or great for picnics any time of the year. (Maybe a way to use up all the chocolate after Easter?) I spotted a recipe posted by a fellow blogger English Mum for Spiced Chocolate Hot Cross Buns. Her step by step instructions made it look so easy and the last picture with oozy chocolate inside the bun just … [Read more...] about Delicious Chocolate Hot Cross Bun Recipe
A tear-and-share breads that came about by a lucky accident and is sure to become a family staple: Today we had ourselves a party. I think, February is always a nice time for parties, people have got over all the Christmas excesses and are ready to indulge a bit again. I thought long and hard about how to cater for the guests. Officially, the party was 2-5pm, so missing … [Read more...] about Mustard Tear-and-Share Bread