A zesty way to wake up in the morning!

Just to confirm that the Seville orange marmalade was a success. The marmalade is very zesty and certainly wakes you up in the morning. Hopefully all the vitamin C it contains will ward off any cold viruses and I’m sure a couple of spoons a day counts as 1 of your 5 a day??? I…

Seville orange marmalade. Smell the sunshine!!!

I have made jam many times but never marmalade. The thought of brightening up a January evening chopping up bright orange zesty fruit has always appealed to me. This year I have manage to get hold of Seville oranges while they are available. My 6 year old daughter enjoyed chopping the oranges in half for…

Colour therapy granny style.

I have plenty of crochet works in progress (I’m a flitter and find coming up with ideas easier than the sitting still) and this is my latest ‘easy, in front of the telly’ project. A big giant, growing, slightly neon granny square. I’m really enjoying using ‘rico design essentials cotton dk’ as it is really…

Beautiful buckwheat pancakes!

This morning my buckwheat pancakes turned out perfectly. Hooray! With thanks to my new gadget, the nutribullet on grinding mode, which made very fine buckwheat flour. My groats turned instantly into fine flour. Isn’t ‘groat’ a great word! Previously I had struggled to grind the buckwheat fine enough in my food processor so my pancakes…

Happy new year!!! Let the blogging begin!!!

I have been thinking about starting my blog for several months if not years but I have reached a now or never moment. If I wait for my young children to be calmer, less busy I could be waiting a very long time…. I am a full time mother to 3 children, age 6 and…