Browsing All Posts published on »December, 2011«

George’s Homework: “My Christmas”

December 31, 2011

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Three Hammers

December 23, 2011

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So many possible puns on post titles (It’s hammer time, You can’t touch this…etc, etc) but I’ll resist them all. This post is actually more about three people, than it is about three hammers. The Things we Make archive clearly records that I know how to make hammers and these are the same basic design […]

Christmas Cards

December 20, 2011

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Last year Lucy Sheeran drew our house. This year she made it Christmassy. She added trees, stars, robins and a Christmas tree…plus that doggy in the window. Of course…I had to search the county for a wreath big enough to match the one on the drawing. I can’t convince Ed to string lights around the roof […]

Pierniczki

December 17, 2011

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Today I made some Piernickzi from a recipe that I had seen on Ren Behan‘s Fabulicious blog. They are spiced Polish gingerbread biscuits that also work well as decorations and they are flavoured with ginger, cinnamon, mixed spice and all things nice. It’s a lovely dough to work with and the recipe made 5 trays […]

Wreath 2011

December 13, 2011

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Last year my efforts to make Christmas festive were a bit lacklustre as I documented in my post: ‘List for Christmas Future.’ I am working my way through my self improvements and so far I think I am doing pretty well for 2011. One of the things on my list involved making, or improving on a bought, […]

Brandy Christmas Pudding Pops

December 9, 2011

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Have you had enough of cake pops yet? I think I have. But I decided to share these anyway. I know how you like it when baking goes bad. I had good intentions. I decided to make them for a New Years Eve party and I thought I could make good use of a McVities […]

Slow Cooked Massaman

December 5, 2011

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I had long thought that stewing beef would work well in a slow cooked curry, but it was only recently that I tried it out. I’m pleased to report that it works very, very well. The meat is soft and delicious, the potatoes take on the subtle flavours of the spices and the coconut milk […]

Cornflake Cookies

December 3, 2011

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When I want to bake something I sometimes ask Ed and George what they fancy. Often Ed will say “Can you make cornflake biscuits like we used to have at school? They had cornflakes mixed into them and a cherry on top. I liked them.” I vaguely browse around the internet and can’t find a recipe […]