Sunday, 31 January 2010

Yum Yum!

Last Saturday i met a friend in St. Ives. I had the children with me and treated them to a hot choc and cupcake.

You can just see my sons cheeky face :) I was so good I had a water.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Slimming Chicken tikka masala

Well I did it, i made the decision to join Slimming World. Im really enjoying it, making new recipies and trying new ingredients . I lost 4lb in my 1st week and 2lb in my second :)
On Saturday i made a Slimming World Chicken Tikka Masala. It was yummy the whole family enjoyed it. I can email the recipe to anyone who would like it, just drop me and email :)

Chicken marinating, it smelt dvine.

Chicken ready to be grilled, then mixed with the tomato sauce.

Finished meal.

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Lemon Cake

Jess making the lemon cake :) She did everything.

Finished cake, It was so light and yummy. hubby and I had a slice last night and ive gone down this morning to find half the cake gone!! Me thinks hubby went back for more :)
you can find the bits you need here and the recipe here
Thank you to Debbie at Country Heart and Home for sharing :)

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

My Addiction

OK i admit it! After many years in denial I admit i have a cookery book addiction. I just cant help it, they are so pretty. Its like they call to me buy me Sarah buy me.
This is some of my collection, Ive not counted them!! I have more on a shelf in the spare
I did give to charity a bag full of baby cooking books that i will not need anymore the other day, only to find myself buying this book to fill some for the space!These are some of my favorites i use all the time.
Humming Bird Bakery, such a lovely book. I'm going to visit a shop one day with hubby :)
Rachel Allen Bake, a good mix of baking and savory dishesCook with Jamie, I'm so lucky that I have all of Jamies books and they are all signed. My dad and I go to the Good Food shows and que up to meet him :)So am I alone? Does anyone else have a cook book addiction?

Thursday, 14 January 2010


Just a quick one to say Hi to all my new followers and a big thank you for visiting :

Monday, 11 January 2010


Hubby was watching the children eat a crunchie last night and wondered if we could make our own honeycomb. With the challenge set i remembered Nigella making some in her express series. Looking in the book i found this .

Ingredients in the pan Bubbling away
It made the most wonderful fizz when i added the bicarbFinished product was fantastic. My hubby can not stop eating it.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Fast Fudge Brownies

I have wanted to take part in the 52 recipe challenge on the County Heart and Home blog, but I'm allergic to bananas and could not make the carrot cake from this week. So I was culling my cooking books and came across a magazine from 2002. Inside was this recipe which was a new one to me.

Fast Fudge Brownies
Makes 9
Prep 10 mins
Cooking 30 mins

175g Butter
4 tbsp Chocolate spread
10 tbsp soft brown sugar
2 eggs
55g SR flour
2 tsp cocoa powder
55g Walnuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 180oc and grease an 18cm square tin

Mix all the ingredients together ( i used a mixer )

Place the mixture into the tin and bake for 20 mins.

Allow to cool in the tin, dust with icing sugar then cut into squares.

The magazine was a family circle food for kids from may 2002.
Ingredients all ready to go!Ready for the mixer to go onIt took about 3 mins on a slow mix.
My finished brownie, it fell apart a little. Were lovely and gooey in the middle.