Monthly Archives: June 2011

Leek & Bacon Flan

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Serves 6-8 Shortcrust Pastry 225g Plain Flour 110g Butter 2.5tbsp Water Filling 3 Eggs (beaten) 4-6 Rashers of Bacon (chopped) 1 Leek (chopped) 25g Butter 25g Plain Flour 290ml Milk 2tsp Wholegrain Mustard 50g Cheddar To make the pastry cut … Continue reading

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Springtime Flowers

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Springtime in our garden and dotted amongst our vegetable crops were some beautiful flowers in full bloom, so i took some photos of them to share…Allium, Gladioli, Lobelia and Viola. We have almost exclusively purple / blue flowers in our … Continue reading

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Steak Dinner

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As it was Adam’s Birthday on Sunday i cooked a lot of delightful foods! For breakfast we had Pancakes – our household tradition for each and every birthday, dinner was steak filled and pudding was Carrot Cake. Yum yum! So I will share the steak recipe … Continue reading

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DIY Project 3; Cable Spoon > Mosaic Garden Table

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My third project was turning a cable spool into a mosaic garden table, I found the cable spool and some tiles on freecycle after a lot of searching! Materials Different coloured tiles (some from freecycle, some samples from tile shops) White Grout Spatula … Continue reading

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Puff Pastry Pizza Pie

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Very easy recipe to put together and serve with salad / pasta / new potatoes – very summery! Makes 6 mini pizzas 1 pack of frozen Puff Pastry Tomato Sauce Splash of Milk / Beaten Egg Toppings (slice thinly so … Continue reading

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Miniature Street Art – Slinkachu

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Slinkachu is a street artist / photographer, his artwork has been around for a little while and a friend gave us a book called ‘Little People in the City – the street art of Slinkachu’ for Christmas. So i have … Continue reading

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Honey Mustard Roast Gammon

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We had a delicious roast dinner last Sunday, so I thought I’d share the recipe. Serves 6+ 1.5kg Unsmoked Gammon 1/2 Cinnamon Stick 1/2 tsp Peppercorns 1/1 tsp Coriander Seeds 1 Bay Leaf about 12 Whole Cloves 50ml syrup 1/2 tbsp Wholegrain Mustard 1/2 … Continue reading

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