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Marie Rayner
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Learning new tricks . . .
I've been on a bit of a learning curve this week.  I decided that this Dinosaur needed to come into the 21st century and went shopping for a smartphone.  I did get one six years ago, but could never come to terms with using it and so it ended up lanquishing...
I've been on a bit of a learning curve this week. I decided that this Dinosaur needed to come into the 21st century and went shopping for a smartphone. I did get one six years ago, but could never come to terms with using i...
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My Friday Finds
A few of the things I find each week which pique my curiosity or inspire me to want to do something, create something, cook something, or become a better person! I hope they will pique your curiosity or inspire you in some way as well! The new scent from Ya...
A few of the things I find each week which pique my curiosity or inspire me to want to do something, create something, cook something, or become a better person! I hope they will pique your curiosity or inspire you in some wa...
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Chicken and Pepper Rice
When my veggie box came this week, there were two lovely big and fat red peppers inside, amongst other things of course! I have always loved the flavours of peppers . . . raw and with dips, sliced and sauteed and in omelets (I like to use more than one co...
Recipes that are delicious and that always work! You know these recipes are delicious because if I didn't think that they were fabulous . . . I wouldn't be showing them to you. You can also be sure that these recipes work for the same reason! The rest is simply a matter of taste.
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Bettys Classic White Bread Rolls and the GBBO
For nearly 100 years, people have been flocking to Yorkshire for a taste of Bettys. Bettys was founded by Frederick Belmont, a Swiss baker and confectioner who came to England in search of opportunities to develop his craft skills. He opened his first Café...
Recipes that are delicious and that always work! You know these recipes are delicious because if I didn't think that they were fabulous . . . I wouldn't be showing them to you. You can also be sure that these recipes work for the same reason! The rest is simply a matter of taste.
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Spanish Cake
 I have no idea at all why this is called Spanish Cake.   There doesn't seem to be anything particularly Spanish about it.  I only know that it has always been called Spanish Cake.   Flavoured with lots of cinnamon and topped with a Maple Icing, I would thi...
Recipes that are delicious and that always work! You know these recipes are delicious because if I didn't think that they were fabulous . . . I wouldn't be showing them to you. You can also be sure that these recipes work for the same reason! The rest is simply a matter of taste.
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The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .
FOR TODAY, August 23, 2016 Outside my window ... The sun is well up, but I have noticed the days getting shorter.  It is now completely dark by 9:30 at night and the sun isn't waking me up until about 5:30 in the morning.  I know it is a process which has b...
FOR TODAY, August 23, 2016 Outside my window ... The sun is well up, but I have noticed the days getting shorter. It is now completely dark by 9:30 at night and the sun isn't waking me up until about 5:30 in the morning. I ...
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Blackberry, Apple and Almond Crumble
There is no dessert that Todd loves more than a good crumble.   Apple.  Blueberry.   Strawberry rhubarb . . . if it has crumble in the name, Todd loves it.  Well, maybe not as much as the memory of his mother's apple pies, but almost! I think that next to A...
Recipes that are delicious and that always work! You know these recipes are delicious because if I didn't think that they were fabulous . . . I wouldn't be showing them to you. You can also be sure that these recipes work for the same reason! The rest is simply a matter of taste.
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Toffee Banana & Toasted Pecan Loaf
mmm . . . mmm . . . mmm . . . This was my ABSOLUTELY favourite kind of day . . .  no, the sun did not shine, nor was it really, really hot.  It was kind of muggy actually and humid, so weatherwise not great.  It was my favourite day in another kind of way,...
Recipes that are delicious and that always work! You know these recipes are delicious because if I didn't think that they were fabulous . . . I wouldn't be showing them to you. You can also be sure that these recipes work for the same reason! The rest is simply a matter of taste.
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A few of my favourite things . . .
  These are a few of my favourite things . . .   The Great British Bake Off.  This years competition began last night.  I haven't watched it yet.   I was very late coming to the table with this show.  I only really began watching it in earnest with the last...
These are a few of my favourite things . . . The Great British Bake Off. This years competition began last night. I haven't watched it yet. I was very late coming to the table with this show. I only really began watchi...
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Wednesday thoughts . . .
Hiraeth Hiraeth
beckons with wordless call, Hear, my soul, with heart enthrall'd. Hiraeth whispers while earth I roam; Here I wait the call "come home." Like seagull cry, like sea borne wind, That speak with words beyond my ken, A longing deep with words u...
Hiraeth Hiraeth beckons with wordless call, Hear, my soul, with heart enthrall'd. Hiraeth whispers while earth I roam; Here I wait the call "come home." Like seagull cry, like sea borne wind, That speak with words beyond my k...
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Green Peach Salad
This lovely salad comes from a cookery book which I just love and can't recommend enough. Genius Recipes, by Kristen Miglore.  Its a compilation of  recipes that promise to rethink the way you cook.   There hasn't been a dud in the bunch.  I have loved ever...
Recipes that are delicious and that always work! You know these recipes are delicious because if I didn't think that they were fabulous . . . I wouldn't be showing them to you. You can also be sure that these recipes work for the same reason! The rest is simply a matter of taste.
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Leftover Meat Escallope
So you saw that lovely roast pork I posted yesterday.  I do love a roast dinner, don't you?  I love the leftovers even more!  They are a beautiful ingredient to use to create another delicious meal from.  My mother was great at making pot pies from leftover...
Recipes that are delicious and that always work! You know these recipes are delicious because if I didn't think that they were fabulous . . . I wouldn't be showing them to you. You can also be sure that these recipes work for the same reason! The rest is simply a matter of taste.
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