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Hacking Things Better

January 29, 2012

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This Weekend we have mostly been making things with Sugru. Things like these feet to hold the Wii thingamabob on top of the TV: …and this little gizmo to stop George’s iPod charger cable falling off his bedside table: I liked it so much that I made one for my iPhone too. The blue bit […]

Serendipity Rolls

January 21, 2012

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These rolls were a surprise success. So much so that I have made them three times already. The dough includes cottage cheese, but it does not make them cheesy at all, it just seems to give a soft, smooth lightness and a good flavour. Today’s version was brushed with egg, sprinkled with golden linseed and […]

Rhubarb and Custard Cakes

January 14, 2012

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The concept of these cakes popped up inside my brain one night whilst I was trying, unsuccessfully, to get to sleep. My best ideas often appear that way. I wanted to use the new season British Timperley Rhubarb that had just appeared in the shops (as suggested by Claire) and it made sense to add […]

Reuben Sandwich

January 11, 2012

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A self-imposed healthy eating plan over the last few months has put many foods out of our reach. Due to spending too much time watching Diners, Drive Ins and Dives we keep craving big dirty sandwiches like the ‘Reuben‘. Today we could stand it no longer so I tweeted the loaf and asked if they had baked any rye […]

Shabu Shabu

January 1, 2012

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Ever since Ed had eaten steaming hotpot on a trip to Japan he wanted to try cooking one at home. I spotted @Jaxies blogpost beautifully descriptive post about ‘Shabu Shabu’ and her nostalgia and memories of eating it as a child. It is a kind of hot pot where you cook thinks in a flavoured broth, like […]