Browsing All Posts published on »April, 2011«

Wooden Bunting

April 29, 2011

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The bunting is out across the country. Well, across George’s tree platform anyway. It may not be red, white and blue for the Royal Wedding, but it seems a fitting thing to post about today. I fancied some wooden bunting for various events we will be attending during the Summer to publicise etc. magazine so […]

Treehouse

April 28, 2011

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I had two projects in mind during this years extended Easter break; a treehouse for George that was promised but not delivered last summer and secondly growing a beard.  One of these projects is lacking in structure, not adding any visual amenity to the surroundings and generally progressing haphazardly without direction; thankfully the treehouse went […]

Hot Crosses and Big Buns

April 24, 2011

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"24 BUNS! What am I going to do with 24 buns?" I asked myself. I didn't know the answer so I decided to make 8 chunky buns and a huge loaf sized one.

Peanut Wednesday

April 13, 2011

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Today I feel the need for peanuts, and a peanut butter and jam sandwich just isn’t going to cut it. A while ago I made this very moreish Peanut Sauce within minutes of seeing it on David Lebovitz blog. The darkly roasted peanuts ground up with hot tea have an amazing aroma. It’s even better once you […]

We’ve Published!

April 7, 2011

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For the first time I feel justified in putting an exclamation mark in the title of a post, because we have now published the first edition of our magazine! “etc.” magazine is full of articles about Derbyshire people and places, food, destinations and events. It is all put together by Deb and myself so it […]

Crazy Frosting

April 3, 2011

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I’m a bit of a sucker for trying something that sounds like it can’t possibly work. This ‘frosting’ fell into that category as it starts with a cup of milk and 5 tablespoons of flour…being cooked up in a pan. Now, I’ll grant you, that doesn’t feel like the start of one of the dreamiest toppings. […]