Monthly Archives: May 2012

A hearty Sunday breakfast: eggy bread with bacon and sausages

Sundays are an excuse for a fabulous breakfast. A long, luxurious breakfast. This weekend we made eggy bread (aka French toast; a favourite of our house guests, and of ours!) and served it up with various breakfast meats. I like my eggy bread with … Continue reading

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A farewell, a picnic and lots of sunshine

Well, today was what Summer is all about: picnicking in the sunshine. To celebrate our curatorial assistant’s last day before starting her new fabulous job the Museum Team had lunch in the Castle garden, on a Royal Stewart blanket no … Continue reading

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Pork burgers in the making: they need time to marinate

It is most certainly barbecue weather! SO, like most of the rest of the population I am planning a barbecue for tomorrow night. We have friends coming, so there’ll be a good group of us, and it’s an easy way … Continue reading

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Wine in the sunshine (and patiently waiting for dinner guests)

Table set. Food prepped. Only one thing left to do: relax with a glass of cold white wine (and a Mummy!) in the garden.

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Jambalaya and cornbread, and good memories attached to cooking them for friends

The other day our friend Bron reminded me of a couple of fabulous recipes that Hubby cooked for a group of friends when we were on a group holiday a couple of years ago. We knew we’d be cooking dinner … Continue reading

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Sides: roasted courgettes, shallots and garlic

I had the oven on for gammon and chips (Slimming World style, of course!) the other night, and popped in some vege to roast along side. I really wanted cherry tomatoes to roast, but all we had were some courgettes … Continue reading

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Wotsits and mayo sandwich: don’t knock it before you try it…

The benchmark for how miserable I’m feeling is the consumption of my ultimate comfort food: a Wotsits and mayonaise sandwich. This past week I have been feeling pretty rough, and it’s about the only thing that’ll cheer me up! White … Continue reading

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