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Archive for March, 2008

Skye

Rosie, my sister and I spent the last week in Skye exploring the island and relaxing in a seaside cottage.  I’ll save the commentary and just share some pictures.  I’m sure you’ll be able to tell how wonderful it all was.  ______ _______ ___________ __________ _________   _________ _________ ________ _________ ________ _________ ___________ __________ __________

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It’s Easter Sunday and as I was tidying up after last night’s party I discovered this pizza crust.  Laughed so hard my hangover disappeared. Off to Skye with Rosie for the next week.  “See” you all when I get back. 

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Spinach

Maninas is hosting a competition this month based on cooking with your favourite ingredient.  The prize (actually, prizes as there are five of them) is a copy of Marcus Waring’s “One Perfect Ingredient“.  After putting up yet another shelf in my kitchen, I promised Dad that I would not buy any more cookbooks unless I got [...]

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Received The Cake Bible through the post today and, while my fifth year pupils puzzled and scribbled their way through a particularly difficult test, I began to educate myself on the intricacies of baking.  After half an hour of reading about all of the variables, my head exploded.  As you probably know, the only cure for [...]

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Firstly, can I say an enormous thank you to everyone who has given me baking advice in the last few days.  It has been greatly appreciated and will, undoubtably, come in very useful in the next couple of months.  I’ve made a wee bit of progress this weekend in that I’ve become more organised and have [...]

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Spring Cleaning Lunch

 I’m spring cleaning.  My face is grubby with dust, my knees are black with grime and my nails… Well, let’s not go into too much detail there.  This is a food blog after all.  Don’t want to put you off the post in the first few lines.  All you need to know is that I’m a [...]

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Trial and Error

If your name is Genna and you are getting married in a couple of months and you have asked your only bridesmaid and oldest friend to bake your wedding cake, then read no further.  The contents of the following paragraphs are of absolutely no interest to you whatsoever. Go away. I said, go away, Gen.  [...]

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Signs of Spring

I am not saying we’ve seen the last of icy winds and sleety rain. And I’m not saying that it has actually arrived yet.  But Spring is definitely on the way…                         Steamed and dressed with Christina’s Meyer lemon dressing , this purple sprouting broccoli will be the [...]

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Celebratory Pizza

Saturday.  Buoyed by Scotland’s unlikely win against England in the rugby this afternoon, a jubilant D has volunteered to make us a celebratory pizza for tonight’s dinner.  His last attempt, though very tasty, was a bit doughy and heavy.  Can he perfect it tonight?  17:30 – He’s making the sauce and garlicky aromas are wafting through the [...]

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Popcorn

Best snack ever?

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