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Switch the Fish

Switch the Fish

As an island I think we could do better at consuming our seafood. Not only a lot of people pull a funny face when they announce “I don’t eat fish”, but the rest of the fish eating population will only eat a few types of […]

Mystery Item – Sharon Fruit

Mystery Item – Sharon Fruit

I feel a bit strange writing a post about a fruit, but I also feel that I need to stand up and say a few things about this fruit. Basically there are some ingredients that always make the cashier/fellow shoppers look when I pick them […]

Market Day

Market Day

Just had my haircut in town today. Thursday in the town square is good. It’s farmer’s Market! However Northampton is a bit behind on that front. It’s lacking those cheese stalls and specialists sausage stalls, etc. Anyway, I managed to get some Sharon fruit, some […]

The Butter of My Bread, The Breath of My Life

The Butter of My Bread, The Breath of My Life

Just finished watching Julie and Julia, it’s a film about a 30 years old woman feeling lost in her life, taking on a one year challenge of cooking all of Julia Child’s french recipes and blogging it. It is such a girly film that I […]

In Between Christmas and New Year

In Between Christmas and New Year

The few days in between Christmas and New Year is always a bit weird. I feel like Christmas shouldn’t be gone just yet, and New Year should definitely not be tomorrow. I wish it’d be christmas again tomorrow! And to top things off, we’re trying […]

Mince Pie Club – my entry

Mince Pie Club – my entry

It’s been a busy busy day and I’m soooo tired, we went to see Thomas the Tank Engine in Aylesbury! And we have tickets to go to Taste of Christmas in London tomorrow, exciting! Just a quick post tonight to say that I’m listed in […]

Sourdough Starter – a pet in the fridge?

Sourdough Starter – a pet in the fridge?

I joined Fresh from the oven lately and I’m ready to join the December challenge… whilst reading the instructions I found out something called sourdough starter, which basically it’s something you keep “alive” in your fridge for making bread… lol when I read that line […]

A day of nom noms

A day of nom noms

Today me and J had a day off to ourselves, leaving little Ash to nett nett and going on a very tasty journey! The Good Food Show in NEC Birmingham! It’s almost a last minute thing as I spotted half price tickets on their website […]

Stir up sunday

Stir up sunday

T’is the season to be jolly, fa-la-la-la~!!! Today, I’m attempting my first ever Christmas pudding and I am anxious, not only because of the time involved (6 hours steaming!!!), but because of the cost as well. I bought a bottle of Cointreau for it!!! Very […]

A big WELCOME to our 2 chickens :-)

A big WELCOME to our 2 chickens :-)

On 31 May 2010, we welcomed 2 new family members, Henrietta and Coco, a 23 weeks old laying hen and a 16 weeks soon-to-be laying hen. We bought a coop a week ago and James built it. I then painted it a lovely duck egg […]