Browsing All Posts published on »November, 2010«

Aunt Caryl’s Ginger Cake

November 30, 2010

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I tried some of this cake last year and it was so nice I asked Ed’s aunt Caryl to send me the recipe. It’s a good one so as we are snowed in and I have just made some, I thought I would share it with you…The recipe, not the cake. The collection of golden […]

Kiflice

November 28, 2010

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The best way to introduce this post is to let the host of the November Fresh From The Oven Challenge tell you herself: Hi! I’m Maja (pronounced Maya) alias mamajac from Cooks and Bakes, I live in Belgrade, Serbia. I joined FFTO a year ago, and now I’m proud to host the November challenge. I decided […]

Saturday Staples – Crispy Chicken

November 27, 2010

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Crispy Chicken get’s eaten in our house more regularly than anything else because it is a child friendly quick tea. I would feel bad about that if I bought it from the supermarket ready done. I don’t feel so guilty about this homemade version though because it’s low-fat and I can choose the quality of […]

Saturday Staples – Stuffed ‘tatoes

November 20, 2010

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The 2nd of a short series of mini, single photo posts about food that we eat regularly. Nothing fancy. Nothing complicated. Just everyday food that takes minutes to make and doesn’t need special equipment, scales or unusual ingredients. If I make jacket potatoes, I make an oven full. Not because we are greedy, oh no. […]

Kibble

November 17, 2010

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I don’t remember quite how this happened, but a while ago our Twitter friend Marley Terrier told Debora at Licked Spoon that he bet I could even make kibble look delicious. Today I got the perfect opportunity to try and prove the theory when Ernie received a gift through the post. He’d won a prize […]

Saturday Staples – Mars Bar Crispies

November 13, 2010

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I thought I’d start a short series of mini, single photo posts about food that we eat regularly. Nothing fancy. Nothing complicated. Just everyday food that takes minutes to make and doesn’t need special equipment or ingredients. These chocolate crispy cakes are a cheap packed lunch standby, or a last minute offering to the School […]

Grate new fire

November 11, 2010

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Since we moved in the fire in the living room has mainly been held together with jubilee clips and hope. When the shaped fire bricks fell out of the back it was time to get it sorted properly. I took what was left of the cast iron fire grate to a local blacksmith to see if […]

Cookies #2

November 10, 2010

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The cookies I wrote about back in 2009 seem so old fashioned and innocent now. Meet my new favourites: Choc and Peanut Chip, it’s taken us to a whole new level of cookie-ness. These ones started their lives when Deb and David brought us a serious stash of goodies back from their trip to America. […]

I Ganache

November 8, 2010

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When I ran out of cherries this week, my usual fairy cakes looked a bit forlorn. I was about to rustle up some buttercream when I remembered we had a carton of double cream. Ooh…ganache, I thought. I rummaged round the cupboards to find an equal quantity of chocolate to match the cream. I couldn’t […]

Tea Loaf & Fresh Walnuts

November 7, 2010

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Our friends at the Heage Firs Farm, just up the road, have a beautiful walnut tree in their garden. If it wasn’t raining quite so hard and I hadn’t got Market Kitchen heading over later today to film me making cake I would go photograph the tree plus the carpet of walnuts lying beneath it. […]

Just a bookcase

November 6, 2010

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We have a new bookcase. Hello bookcase, nice to meet you. You fit that space very well. I like the way you carry those books too, very fetching. Much better than them being all over the floor. I won’t have to hoover round them now. What’s that you say? Ed made you…in his workshop? Yes, […]