Monday, 23 November 2009

Pumpkin Pie

This week in the veggie box we got a pumpkin. I would normally roast it with red onions and cumin, but we wanted to do something a little different. Pumpkin Pie! I used the recipe from the Hummingbird bakery cookbook.

This is the outcome.

The pie came out very well. It tasted more like an egg custard then pumpkin. I would make it again and my son had 2 helpings!!

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Scone Saturday

My daughter made some really yummy scones at school on Friday. We had them with cream and jam for supper mm mm.

So this morning i got her to make me some cheese ones.
They only just made it out of the oven before we all pounced on them.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Busy week

Its been a busy week this week so ive not done much cooking or craft.
Im going to share some photos from our lovely summer. We had 3 mini breaks in the UK. First was to Gt. Yarmouth, 2nd to Bath and the 3rd to Yorkshire. My 11 year old daughter took these photos.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

quick one

Quick one today as i have my parents over for Sunday lunch. We are also going to make the Christmas cake and pudding.

Yesterday i made 24 of these lovely cupcakes for a friend.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Operation Christmas Child

Every year we make up a box for a child.
DS decided this year that it would be for a boy aged 4-9 years.
This is the contents of the box.

Finished box

Details of how to makeup your own box can be found here

Thursday, 5 November 2009


Hubby wanted to make Skittles Vodka this year, we made toffee vodka last year which was a big hit.

3 bags of Skittles added

After a hour the vodka turned a lovely shade of orange

I had a look this morning, most of the skittles have broken down.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009


Sunday was a lovely relaxing day. Hubby took me out for lunch, i had pork which was so yummy.

I also made cupcakes as i wanted to have a play with the icing bag set i got on Saturday. I used Rachel Allens fairy cake recipe.

My babies before going into the oven

My babies cooling

I had a play with the icing set and this was the outcome.

They tasted so nice.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Childless Saturday

I am very lucky to have a mother in law who loves stealing my children for the weekend. This has been such a weekend.

Hubby and i went into Cambridge shopping and for a bite to eat.

I got this lovely retro piping bag from lakeland. (sorry for the quality of photo) Cupcakes here i come!

We tried a pub that was new to us. It was lovely inside and the food was ok. Have to say im a little out of touch with going out and £3.80 for a pint seem a little high so i stuck to lime and sodas.

When we got home hubby had a lovely surprise for me a bottle of Moet. Which has now all gone :-p