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Stir up Sunday +7

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 12:57:46 +0000

I’m slightly late to the Stir up Sunday tradition this year. I decided on a flour free cake and used this recipe for Healthy Christmas Cake. For the observant amongst you, you will see a nutty fruity topping on the … Continue reading



Mrspao’s Butternut squash lasagne

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 18:10:49 +0000

Here’s another low carb recipe I put together. I’ve been wanting to try butternut squash lasagne for a while now. I spotted a pack and a plan came together. My neighbour had given me some fancy-looking goat’s cheese and since … Continue reading



The holidays are coming!

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 20:57:42 +0000

The Schlossmachers are here! This always marks the start of Christmas for me. I ended up meeting them in London instead of our original plan and it did mean that we could visit the Good Yarn Stall at Spitalfields Market. … Continue reading



The summer of finishing off – Part 2

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 15:30:30 +0000

When I was in the USA with Jeanne last year, I was furiously knitting away at my Swoon shawl-cardigan in hopes of getting it finished by the end of my holiday. I was, however, distracted by a beautiful shawl and … Continue reading



Caturday #catwash

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 12:45:25 +0000

Tamyra is not known as a hive of activity in the washing and action front so we have had to have her groomed over the summer. She was getting a bit whiffy so we booked her for a deluxe wash … Continue reading



Cauliflower pizza (low carb)

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 20:49:52 +0000

I’ve been working on lowering my carb intake lately so I’ve been experimenting with cauliflower and courgettes instead of rice and pasta. I was missing a bit of Friday night pizza so thought I’d give this pizza idea a go … Continue reading



The summer of finishing off – Part 1

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:25:13 +0000

It is ridiculously difficult to knit with Claude and Katerina around. Whenever, I get knitting out, a weird crazed expression comes over their faces and they cannot leave me alone. Trust me, I’ve tried. So knitting has been difficult and … Continue reading



Caturday Katerina

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 11:35:58 +0000

Out of the two kittens, Katerina is probably the most yarn loving. She growls when she steals and won’t let go of any purloined yarn. She is very good at looking sweet and innocent. We know otherwise, don’t we?



Pillow Talk

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:38:59 +0000

I got with modern times last week and got a cheap Singer sewing machine which was considerably reduced and had great reviews. As much as I wanted a Janome or Bernina or other delightful powerhouse, my budget wasn’t going to … Continue reading



Savoury bread pudding

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:12:33 +0000

I had quite a collection of odds and ends of bread cluttering my freezer and I wanted a nice way to try and use them up. I like bread pudding and wanted to make something savoury this time. I found … Continue reading