Wednesday, 8 September 2010

An apple a day doesn't just keep the doctor away - it also counts as one of your 5-a-day!

It's now September and my how the summer has flown past! Good news though as apples are ripening and are becoming ready to harvest!

We have 5 apple trees around our house and only 1 tree so far have apples ripe enough to be picked! But I've made the most out of it and had everyone bringing 'shirt-fulls' back in :D

Apple harvesting tips:

Monday, 6 September 2010

mouse doorstop

Hedgehog Pincushion

Nail Polish Painted Glass

Candy Cane Cookies

Jack-O-Lantern Pinata

Giant Cookie Pizza

Folding paper lanterns

Smoked haddock kedgeree with poached eggs

A traditional British dish born in colonial India.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Rice Noodles with Broccoli

This Ken Hom recipe takes advantage of the quick cooking characteristics of rice noodles. Cooked and combined with blanched broccoli, the noodles make a delectable vegetarian dish for one or two people. Any leftovers reheat (stir-fry) very nicely.

Croissant and Chocolate Bread Pudding

Poppy Seed Cake

Hoo are you? Tuesdays


Blueberry Crisp

Blueberry Sour Cream Ice Cream

Pear and Cranberry Pie with Oatmeal Streusel

Raspberry Cream Cheese Crumb Cake

Upside Down Plum Cake

Hot Plum Torte

Mary Berry's Delicious hot plum torte also works well with apples and pears.

Blackberry and White Chocolate Fool

You'd be foolish not to try this one.

Strawberry and Ricotta Ice Cream

An essential summer dessert for all ages.

Plum and Summer Fruit Pudding

A traditional British treat. Why wait for summer.

Cherry Cream Pie

Monday, 16 August 2010

Black Forest Pavlova

A devilish cream, meringue, choc and cherry combination.

Raspberry Pavlova

Be deliciously decadent with this raspberry pavlova.

Raspberry Ripple Fluff

A quick and easy family treat.

No-bake Strawberry Cream Pie

Lemon Curd Custard Ice Cream

Owl Doorstop

I popped in to Laura Ashley the other day and came across this adorable doorstop! It was even in the sale but still bit expensive for my taste. I love a good bargain! Here are some Owl related door stoppers I've found and couple of tutorials for making your own!

£22.00 from Laura Ashley


Shrimp Scampi

Chinese Chicken and Broccoli

Shrimp Fried Rice

Seafood Gratin

Shrimp over Coconut Rice