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Book review: Pudsey Annual – BBC Children in Need

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

If you have young children then they will love this Pudsey Bear Annual from BBC Children in Need. The annual includes games, puzzles, recipes, crafts, activities and stories. There are plenty of activities varying in difficulty from pre-school to young school aged children. The annual is themed with Pudsey Bear and Blush throughout and includes […]

The End of the Line – The problem of overfishing

Monday, November 1st, 2010

The End of the Line is a documentary like no other. It is a documentary that could help change the world for the better, I sincerely hope so as the future does not sound very promising if something is not done. I first heard about this from a tweet by Stephen Fry when it was […]

Chocolate and Vanilla biscuits

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

350g plain flour 1 tablespoon cocoa powder or a few drops vanilla essence 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda 100g butter / hard margarine 175g soft light brown sugar 1 medium egg 4 tablespoons golden syrup Pre-heat oven to 190°C / Gas mark 5 Sift flour and cocoa (if required) Add bicarbonate of soda Cut […]

Low fat food – good for a diet

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Here are a few of my favourite foods that I ate when on a low fat diet. Breakfast Breakfast cereals Most breakfast cereals are low in fat and calories. Avoid cereals with added sugar – these can have a lot of calories Take care with muesli – Muesli can be good if eaten in small […]

Blog comments – spam vs. other comments

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

I do get a number of comments on my personal blog, but no where near as many as I get SPAM comments. In fact at the moment I have over 500 comments caught by the Akismet spam filter in the last two weeks. Sometimes the SPAM gets through, but then needs to be approved / […]

Baking with Kids – Gingerbread biscuits for Halloween

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Here is a simple recipe for gingerbread biscuits (cookies). These can be made for any occassion using appropriate cutters, the example used here is for Halloween. I made these with our 3 year old daughter who enjoyed both making and eating them 🙂 Great fun for kids and adults. Ingredients 350g (12oz) plain flour 3 […]

WashCraft Domestics – fixed our cooker and saved our Christmas

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

When our cooker broke a week before Christmas it looked as though we were going to have raw turkey! We have a range cooker / oven, with a large electric oven. The fan element had not been working since we moved in, but it had been working as a conventional oven. With only a week […]

Great British Traditional Recipe – Yorkshire Puddings and Toad in the Hole

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

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