Sunday Recipe: Peach Crisp

I remember the first time I had this dessert, it was at a B&B in Yorkshire and the lady cooked us dinner. It goes great with a big serving of custard!

You will need:
  • Tin of sliced peaches - in juice not syrup
  • 3oz brown sugar,
  • 1oz plain flour,
  • 2oz cocopops or other rice puff cereal,
  • 2.5oz butter or marg,
  • 3/4 teaspoon of mixed spice
And this is what you do:
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C
  2. Drain the peaches and put them in the dish with 2 tablespoons of the juice,
  3. In a separate bowl melt the butter and add the other ingredients,
  4. Mix the ingredients together very well,
  5. Put the cereal mix on top of the peaches and press down
  6. Cook for about 30mins

Sunday, 27 March 2011 | 0 Comments

Sunday Recipe: Carrot and Potatoes

No im not going to tell you how to cook vegetables but this is a little different! I love these two vegetables and when cooking them this way makes it crispy I love it.

You will need:
  • Carrots,
  • Parsley,
  • Salt and pepper,
  • Potatoes,
  • Butter,
  • Milk,
  • Flour
And this is what you do:
  1. Select a bowl - sometimes I cook this in individual portion sized bowls or other times in a big dish,
  2. Preheat the oven to 200C / Gas6
  3. Peel and slice the vegetables to about 1/8 inch,
  4. Put a layer of carrots in the bottom of the dish and then cover with a layer of potato slices,
  5. Sprinkle on some salt, pepper and parsley,
  6. Put on a small knob of butter and some flour,
  7. Add another layer of vegetables and then more parsley/flour etc.
  8. Keep adding layers until almost at the top of the bowl,
  9. Add 1 tablespoon of water on the top,
  10. Put in the microwave for 5-10 mins (if you dont have a microwave, just cook in the oven for a short time)
  11. Add 2 spoonfuls of milk,
  12. Put in the oven for about 20mins until golden.
  • Add some grated cheese to the top layer,
  • Add some think slices of onion in the layers

Sunday, 20 March 2011 | 1 Comment

Friday Finds!

I have two beautiful nieces, one is almost four and the other is two today. They are so much fun and I love playing with them when i get to see them! Todays Friday Find is just like one of the toys they have....Mr Potato Head!

Jamie at MetalAmore makes the most beautiful glass figures and beads!

Friday, 18 March 2011 | 1 Comment

Sunday Recipe: Potato Supper

This is an easy to turn to recipe that is certainly filling!

You will need:
  • 5 waxy potatoes per person,
  • Butter,
  • Chicken stock,
  • olive oil,
  • 2 thin bacon rashers per person
  • 1 safe leaf per person
And this is what you do:
  1. Set the oven to 180C / Gas4
  2. Peel the potatoes or wash them really well,
  3. Slick to the thickness of a pound coin / 8th inch,
  4. Warm enough oil to cover the bottom of a pan,
  5. Fry the potatoes just long enough to colour them lightly on each side, lift them out onto kitchen paper,
  6. Generously butter a baking dish or shallow roasting tin,
  7. Cut the bacon into pieces about the size of a stamp,
  8. Layer the potatoes in the buttered dish scattering with bacon, sage and ground salt & pepper as you layer,
  9. Dot the surface with little blobs of butter and pour over enough stock to cover,
  10. Back in the oven for about an hour until the potatoes are soft to crush

Sunday, 13 March 2011 | 1 Comment

Sunday Recipe: Hasselback Potatoes

I love roast potatoes, this is just a different way of doing them and serves 4.

You will need:
  • 8 peeled potatoes,
  • 50g / 2oz melted butter,
  • 1 tablespoon dried bread crumbs,
  • Salt
And this is what you do:
  1. Preheat the oven to Gas 7 / 210C
  2. Push a skewer lenghtways through the lower part of the potatoes,
  3. Slice the potatoes as far down as the skewer so they sort of look like a hedgehog,
  4. Remove the skewers and put the potatoes into a lightly greased oven proof dish,
  5. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with salt,
  6. Roast for 40-45 mins and sprinkle with breadcrumbs 10mins before the end

Sunday, 6 March 2011 | 1 Comment

Friday Finds!

An indulgence of mine is handmade bath and body products, I love them! There is something about knowing the person who is making things you put on your skin and can ask them questions, it also about knowing generally handmade products have less ingredients that shop bought chemical messes. I also love a good body scrub as my skin can get really dry, especially with wearing my sexy support stocking! Friday Find this week is these gorgeous scrubby cubes from Pegasus Soaps that come in a variety of different scents.

Friday, 4 March 2011 | 2 Comments