Tuesday, 17 November 2009
The Paper Company - Baby
Inkadinkado Somerset Alphabet
Inkadinkado Rock Star
fancy pants 6 x 6 brush strokes
daisy & dandelion - gone fishing
Monday, 21 September 2009
2 garlic cloves , crushed
2 x 400g tins cherry tomatoes
4 tbsp mascarpone
a handful basil
6 chicken breasts , skin on
Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Fry the onion and garlic in 3 tbsp oil until softened but not coloured. Add the tomatoes, season, then simmer for 10-15 minutes or until thick and glossy. Take off the heat and stir in the mascarpone and half the basil, roughly torn.
Heat a little oil in a pan and fry the chicken on both sides until golden. Transfer to a baking dish and pour over the sauce. Cook for 25-30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Scatter over the rest of the basil.
We have a gorgeous bramley apple tree in our front garden - so sent hubby up the ladder this evening - ready so I could make this.........
Here is the recipe
85g butter , melted
140g self-raising flour
100g golden caster sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1 egg , beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Bramley apples (or other cooking) apples, peeled, cored and sliced
FOR THE TOPPING
140g dark brown sugar
250 ml boiling water
Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Grease a 2-litre/3½-pint ovenproof dish lightly with butter. Tip the flour, sugar and baking powder, along with a pinch of salt, into a large bowl. Mix together the milk, butter, egg and vanilla extract and stir into the dry ingredients until you get a smooth batter. Arrange the apples in the dish, spoon the batter on top and smooth with a knife until the apples are covered.
For the topping, pour 250ml boiling water over the sugar and stir together until smooth. Pour the liquid over the pudding mixture, then scatter over the pecans. Bake for about 40 mins until the pudding has risen and is golden. Use a big spoon to serve the pudding, making sure you get some of the gooey caramel sauce covering the bottom of the dish. Serve with pouring cream, warm custard or vanilla ice cream.
Sunday, 20 September 2009
Looks like fun - doesn't it - head on over and check it out
Anyway just recently I have had a thing for making cards instead of layouts - here's the results
That is for a close family friend who has just been in hospital - get well soon Kath!
I have two friends who are expecting a visit from the stork very shortly - not sure if its gonna bring girls or boys - you watch now I have made 2 girls and 1 boys cards - they will both have boys!!
I found the instruction on how to make this double tag card on Utube in the early hours of this morning when I couldn't sleep - hang on - will see if I can link them to here
Have tried - I cannot do it direct but if you click on here - this should work
Tuesday, 1 September 2009
want to try these when I get a mo - look so yummy - dont think I could bake them for the kids and not eat some so had better wait a while till my journey is complete - dont they look good
Thursday, 13 August 2009
Hubby gave me a letter from the bank yesterday - the company have kept taking money out since then and apparently they can continue to do so until you can get hold of them to cancel - strangely enough and I know you will find this hard to believe but whenever you ring Amercia to speak to them - they are not there and a voice says please call later and hangs up.
I sat here until the wee hours this morning researching other folks fates at their hands and to see how they managed to solve it - some have sent emails but most have added that they wont do anything from an email only an actual conversation which is aaagh as you cant get tos peak to them.
Someone said register your card as lost but we cant do this as we have already told them what has happened and they are not stupid they will know we havent.
So here I am sat in tears venting this on here - cos needless to say hubby is fuming with me and I am so angry at myelf I consider myself to be fairly savvy - ok ish!! but how on earth was I so stupid to get sucked into this - y'know what your mom always said...If somethings appears to be too good to be true it usually is'!!!!!!!!!
So folks if you see anything with Google Profit Club - click that x button on the top right hand corner of the screen QUICK and avoid like the plague
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Anyway when the pressure was on I got going and actually ended up loving doing it so I can safely say this one really took me out of my comfort zone but I am pleased I did it
The top two little boxes are presents for the ladies in the admin office - one is just a couple of lip glosses and the other is a strawberry candle. The two books are for teaching assistants - the books are just lined books so they write all their little notes inside. Mrs Picketts one has a piece of really touchy feely material on - kind of a ribbed chenille
the two candles I bought plain at Ikea and have just prettied them up - there is a lovely little girl in my daughters class who is deaf - she has two ladies who work with her on a one to one basis - one works two days and the other three days (I think) but they also help out in class and Em loves them both - really nice ladies
The next two are exploding boxes for the two lovely ladies themselves - the teachers - Mrs Metheringham and Miss Wells. Will be sorry to move on from their classes - they are both lovely ladies
and finally here are the atc's that I madeIt is now the school holidays and I doubt I will get much scrapping done during the week as I am going to be working in the evenings mainly - humph!!
Wednesday, 15 July 2009
I said to dh when he went shopping - I want a colour - something funky - oh my word - I only left it on for 15 mins instead of 20 - if I had left it on for the full time - I think my hair would be actually glowing - lol - actually I really like it - its totally different = it looks really purple when the sun shines on it - ha ha - oh well
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
Gonna have to get me some of this on payday
There are some lovely new ranges appearing aren't there - I love paper so much but dh thinks I am tap tap curly wurly!
Sunday, 5 July 2009
I have not had a lot of time the last two weeks for crafting as we have been on holiday to Centre Parks in the Lakes - fantastic time and then since being back have been catching up at work and home and dealing with a swine flu scare at the children's school - one of the teachers is off with it - poor woman.
Anyway I have given my bootie a shake and got crafting this weekend and have done my circle journal ready to post on Monday for Quirky Crafts forum. I really hope other peeps think it is ok too - took me quite a while and quite a bit of playing - have tried different distressing techniques with it - and am now ready to pop it in an envelope - already excited at the prospect of getting it back all filled in - seems ages away but I bet it goes fast
Anyway let me go and find a couple of piccies from our hols, in case Grandma and Grandad log on to have a peek at our delightful duo
This is where we went
Here they are after winning the sports challenge - well done guys
really proud of you - as alwaysThe boys went creep crawly spotting with the forrest ranger Dan spotted the first toad of the season - the Ranger was really impressed with him and on his return he brough me a stem of beautiful wild flowers that he had found - Just for Mummy - my heart melted
Whilst the boys were having male time Em and I went to ....
have our hair braided
and our nails painted
Think the creepy crawlies and the walk tired Daddy out - he had a head massage when he got back - here he is look
All for now
despite asking our young man time and time again if all of his homework was done and despite being told absolutely yes - he has now found some at bedtime before he starts back at school tomorrow - guess who is banned from playstation for 1 week - aagh boys - will be boys!! _ back later with more piccies
Sunday, 21 June 2009
Other bit of news - I have now lost 3 1/2 stone - yipppeeee and when we went shopping yesterday I got into my first paid of size 14 jeans - yayyyy so excited -long time since I have bought jeans that size - just hope I can keep it off now - still want to lose some more but am happy where I am at the moment - first time in a very, very long time that I have been able to say that!