Monthly Archives: December 2011

Courgette & Green Tomato Chutney

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In our second year of gardening we have had a bumper crop of courgettes (some of which grew to marrow size) and a mixture of other delights. So we decided to make chutney again. Courgette and Green Tomato Chutney – … Continue reading

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Papillon by Henri Charrière

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I have read quite a few good books recently, but I found Papillon by Henri Charrière to be particularly compelling. Charrière is a convicted felon and fugitive and he describes Papillon as an autobiographical novel. The title is based on … Continue reading

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Speculaas Christmas Biscuits

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I made a some of these scrummy biscuits to share as a Christmas treat, they were very well received! The recipe makes 24 – 30 biscuits. . 200g plain flour 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp baking … Continue reading

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Teapot – Kerala, India

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. One of our favourite eateries while we were away was – Teapot – in Fort Kochi. It was great for tea and cakes especially, but they also serve breakfast and snacks. We loved this place and visited three times … Continue reading

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One Year Today!

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Today marks one year of bakedcottonstar blogging! I hope you’ve all enjoyed reading my blog as much as I’ve enjoyed writing and sharing it, long may it continue! .

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Varkala Fishermen – Kerala, India

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The people we encountered during our trip were friendly and keen to say hello and ask our names. They were always happy to help, even if they didn’t know the answers to our questions, which lead to a few instances … Continue reading

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Elephant Ride – Varkala, India

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We took a trip to Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) Elephant Camp a short drive North of Varkala Beach. This is the largest  elephant camp of its kind in the world and houses over 60 animals, which are trained and used in festivals … Continue reading

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Varkala – Kerala, India

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Staying in Varkala was our holiday within a holiday, it’s easy and relaxing, a great stop off for long term travellers, as it provides a home from home with familiar foods and places to relax, eat, drink or shop. .  . … Continue reading

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Backwaters of Alleppey – Kerala, India

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The backwaters from Alleppey are stunning and the scenery is breath taking, we enjoyed two night’s stay on a huge houseboat, for just the two of us. I think the shape and texture of the boats can be likened to … Continue reading

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Fort Kochi – Kerala, India

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– Instantly Inspiring India – – So much to see every step of the way – – My Eyes Are Full – We flew in and out of Cochin Airport so we began and ended our trip in Fort Kochi, which … Continue reading

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