COOKING, DAILY WORD PROMPT, Life, Travel

If you are vegetarian, look away now …

I've got about twenty horse rugs to go and repair, wrap and ultimately deliver to eager clients whose horses are not naked, but wearing their 'spares'.   The pressure I feel upon my shoulders I have placed there myself, as there are approx 180 in the queue behind these twenty, waiting to be washed, proofed… Continue reading If you are vegetarian, look away now …

COOKING, FAMILY LIFE, WELLBEING

Sticky Toffee Pudding anyone?

As the dish went in the oven, I admit the ingredients could have looked more appetising. But this is the truth of the process; sticky toffee pudding before its glory on the plate, and the gunky sweetness which sticks to the back of your teeth. This photo is the real life part of the fantasy… Continue reading Sticky Toffee Pudding anyone?

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Gorgonzola, grapes and honey. No pickle thank you.

I had to. I've been dreaming about this mix ever since I sat in that café on the cobbled street watching passers by exploring Milan in the shadow of that gothic holy place exactly a week ago. I had to attempt to recreate THAT luncheon I so enjoyed. Do you remember it? I really needed… Continue reading Gorgonzola, grapes and honey. No pickle thank you.

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Lemon&Sugar?

Or maple syrup? Or perhaps blueberries and whipped cream? Naughty but nice. We don't wait til Shrove Tuesday to eat pancakes; I make them all year round, once a week at least. My 6'3" son eats them as fast as I can make them! My personal favourite is thin and crispy around the edges, lemon… Continue reading Lemon&Sugar?

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Nigella Jaws ‘n thoughts …

Come here, quick, before I eat it all. I'm so excited that people are starting to talk to me about my writing. Seriously; they are. Ten days ago I had 24 followers and someone must have left the door open because another 83 appeared to have wondered in, and sat down😱. Chat to me while… Continue reading Nigella Jaws ‘n thoughts …

COOKING, FAMILY LIFE

Pastry and passion..

I can see Riya in her hospital bed ... I can hear the blink blink blink of her monitor. I want to write about John's intense, hidden and growing passion but I am moving around my kitchen, hands covered in flour. Damn these family members who will insist on eating, like every day! What is… Continue reading Pastry and passion..