Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 44,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this … Continue reading

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A fabulous seasonal Slimming World treat

I’ve not been keeping to my healthy eating plan this Christmas, but have been inspired by food other bloggers have been coming up with! Like this post from The Big Brutal Belly Loss: The only good thing about tonight will … Continue reading

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Christmas Day dinner was worth all the prepping

The turkey, all bacon-ed up, ready for the oven. He was a rambunctious chap, and tried to make a break for it when one of his legs sprang free and began burning against the side of the oven – fun … Continue reading

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The night before Christmas is all about the prep

The new fridge has had its legs stretched this week! It’s been chokka block full. About a third of the fridge is full of food prepped for Christmas Day itself, including: peeled sprouts and carrots, ready to be steamed parboiled tatties, … Continue reading

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A slightly odd lasagne: spinach and wurst

Talk about using up what was in the fridge (the annual pre-Christmas purge!) – lasagne with spinach and bratwurst is pretty random! TAsted good though! Bratwurst is a smoked sausage, so it;’s gonna take great whatever you do with it. And spinach cooks away … Continue reading

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Bechamel sauce

There are two schools of thought about how to make a white, or Bechamel sauce, in my family: make a roux and add milk to make the sauce (method below) add a cornflour paste to boiling milk to thicken it to a … Continue reading

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What to do with a rather large bottle of Baileys (apart from just drink it straight!)

Christmas morning gets off to a fine start with some fresh coffee with a healthy shot of Bailey’s. It’s the only way to get through the day! This year I bought some orange truffle Bailey’s – a new one to … Continue reading

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