Monthly Archives: July 2011

Slow Cooked Beef Curry

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We had our friendly neighbourhood wedding photographer round for dinner and I made us a delicious slow cooked beef curry. It’s very easy to put together, but you need a few hours to leave it in the oven. Serves 3-4 . 400ml Can Coconut … Continue reading

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Urchins, Rascals, Tearaways, Tinkers & Tykes

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Spitalfields Life presents Horace Warner’s “Spitalfields Nippers” collection, photographed in 1912. It is an interesting portrait of children living in London almost 100 years ago. These children lived on the outskirts of society, on the streets of the neighbourhood. They … Continue reading

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Rhubarb & Custard Sponge

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We have rhubarb growing in our veggie patch and there seems to be an abundance of it, so I set out looking for unusual recipes and discovered this delicious Rhubarb & Custard Sponge. Firstly weigh out 400g rhubarb 50g caster sugar … Continue reading

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Mr & Mrs Bicycle

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Adam and I….soon to be wed…now have a pair of matching Mr & Mrs bicycles! We got Adam’s a few weeks ago and I got mine a few months ago. I have really been enjoying my shortened trip to work each … Continue reading

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Easy Fresh Summer Pasta

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Serves 4 500g Penne 2 tbsp Olive Oil 1 Red Onion (chopped) 2 Cloves Garlic 1 Courgette Handful of Cherry Tomatoes Splash Lemon Juice Grated Parmesan Basil Cook the pasta for about 10mins, meanwhile heat the oil very gently (optional … Continue reading

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Brambly Hedge Books

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I have incredibly fond memories of my Mum reading the Brambly Hedge books to me as a child and later reading them myself. Enthralled by the story, the characters and the beautiful illustrations inside, I was transported into the most … Continue reading

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Chips – easy way to make your own!

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. We never buy chips…we always make our own – so tasty and easy!. .. Potatoes (you can use sweet potatoes – they do cook quicker though!) Oil Salt Pepper . Put an oiled baking tray (shallow trays tend to … Continue reading

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