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Bathroom Part 3

July 31, 2010

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Fanfare please! The bathroom. It’s finished. No more will the boy have to tiptoe (like an elephant) through our room to use our bathroom and finally I can brush my teeth without battling with an eight year old for sink space. There are a few finishing touches that we need to add, a toilet roll […]

Not Nut Bread

July 27, 2010

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This months Fresh From The Oven bread baking challenge was for a Wholemeal Walnut Bread. I have a confession. I don’t like walnuts. That’s not strictly true. I remember eating a whole bowl full of walnuts whilst staying in a farmhouse in France many years ago. They were straight from the tree outside and we had […]

Pear Cake

July 24, 2010

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It’s been a while since I wrote about cake. Having overdosed on cake related items a while ago I have been laying off the baking a little and concentrating on garden produce. It hasn’t helped our waistlines as much as I’d hoped, but it’s the thought that counts. This recipe is based on the River […]

Carnival 2010

July 14, 2010

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Saturday 10th July was the date of 2010’s Ambergate Carnival. I was not on the committee this year having been involved in fundraising and events for Carnivals 2008 and 2009. Luckily this meant I had chance to enjoy the Circus themed day and take a few photos. The parade included juggling clowns, the colourful marching band, the […]

Summer Stuff

July 12, 2010

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I just realised I’ve not updated the blog for ages. I’ve been busy taking photos for other projects and getting involved with the Carnival. Here are some of the things I have picked, cooked, eaten, witnessed and photographed over the last couple of weeks. The garden is growing at full tilt. Luckily my obsession with Cavalo […]

First Pasta Post

July 2, 2010

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Back in September we sowed some Cavalo Nero It’s been producing leaves through the Winter frosts Right into the Summer This is what we like to do with it Snip out the central stalk Slice it into ribbons and give it a rinse Take a garlic clove or two Chop it small. Then take a […]