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Saturday Cheesecake

It’s been sunny today! You’d nearly think it might be sort of coming towards Spring (though I’m not getting my hopes up; it was snowing on Thursday). A warm, sunny day and a bit of spare money in the food … Continue reading

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Christmas Chutney

I appear to have successfully made chutney! Mary Berry’s Christmas Chutney, to be precise. Tomatoes and onions and peppers and aubergine and deliciousness. It was pretty easy, although it took ages (mostly chopping everything) and I was a bit worried that … Continue reading

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And Then There Was Cake

I had a brilliant time in Cambridge last weekend, seeing lots of friends and dancing and all sorts of general goodness :). And there was cake! C and I made the cake pictured – he baked the cakes and I … Continue reading

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I made naan!

I made naan!

Yesterday, I made naan for the first time – well, I say “I” made it, the breadmaker helped rather a lot. I used this recipe: http://frogeatstown.blogspot.co.uk/2007/05/breadmaker-naan-bread.html

I was worried because it didn’t look like the dough had risen properly before baking (probably my fault for not having water warm enough when added to breadmaker) but they turned out really well – C and MIL loved them. Delicious!

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Working hard … and knitting

So I’ve been up to quite a lot since I posted last, with not much time (or inspiration) for posting on here … until today :). I’ve been doing an awful lot of transcribing, for work, which is hard and … Continue reading

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update

I have, after putting in a couple of hours this morning, finished work for the week. This is a good feeling. And I don’t have to go anywhere or do anything for … ooh, a whole 4 hours! My Chinese … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! The year of the dragon starts tomorrow – so today is Chinese New Year’s Eve, and I decided pretty much on a whim to cook something exciting for dinner this evening to celebrate … this afternoon has … Continue reading

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Making Pizza in 2012!

Making pizza from scratch is one of the things on my list of 12 things to do in 2012 – and C and I had a go at this :). They turned out pretty well – the bases weren’t crispy all … Continue reading

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A Christmas Holiday Update

I’ve been enjoying the holiday season – although I had a bit of a cold in the days leading up to Christmas, it was starting to get better by Christmas Eve and seems to have gone now. Which is lovely. … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve

It’s Christmas Eve. The work is finished. The presents are wrapped. The cards are written. The decorations are up, the mince pies are made, and C is sound asleep upstairs, having finally finished night shifts. All is not right with … Continue reading

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