Bread recipe

Give us our daily bread

Years ago when my children were much younger I baked bread religiously every week. Three 1llb loaves; two in the freezer, one out for eating. No hassle, no-knead bread. I used a recipe I found in the Cranks Recipe Book (it’s a well used book as you can tell) which, in turn was based on…

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Wild thing…a foraging Odyssey

Wild thing…a foraging Odyssey I was slightly worried when we went on holiday at the end of August that we would miss the best of the foraging. There was a last minute trek over towards Shrewsbury on the Monday evening, before we were due to leave on the Thursday, to collect as many wild plums as…

It’s jam, not rocket science.

It’s jam, not rocket science. I’ve been cleaning the cooker after another day of messy creative preserving thinking about a blog post from Rosie Makes Jam. The more I thought about it the more frustrated & annoyed I became. Not about Rosie, but about the whole nonsense of this Nanny State we appear to be…

Oxford Marmalade

Too good to be true. Adventures in Marmalade.

Back in October I mentioned making marmalade…and the easy recipe I’d found. And it’s a good job I did find it; if I’d had to make the Oxford Marmalade I’ve finished today I’d probably never attempt it again. Cheeses wept! What a faff! I’m going to have to work on that recipe & get the setting point…

Oh dear….

Anyone who knows me will appreciate that I’m sooo beyond being a ‘yummy mummy’. I’m neither young enough, slim enough or attractive enough. However, I’ve just found myself overwhelmed with a feeling of yuppy, yummy mummy-ness that a trip to Waitrose was only just narrowly avoided. I have a new (to me) car. I had, previously, a black & pink…