Tagged: Recipes & Cooking

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Booster Bars

I’m sure that even being packed full of seeds and fruit that these ‘Booster Bars’ aren’t good for you. Somehow, I think the masses of butter, sugar, peanut butter and honey kind of override any goodness from the seeds. And if we’re counting calories then things don’t get much more calorie dense than this. Very...

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Lazy Boy!

It was the last day of the school holidays on Tuesday and a day before Anna’s birthday so we had a busy day – or at least I did. Morgan was supposed to help out but the lazy boy didn’t actually do much other than play on his computer or when I told him to...

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Slow Cooker Recipes

We’ve had a slow cooker for years and I have to admit it is lovely to head out for the day (whether that is off for a walk in the hills with Alan and Morgan or just a day at work) and have tea all ready to go when you walk through the door.

I have only ever made stew in our slow cooker. I have played with the variety of stew and we’ve had some lovely beef, pork and leek, beef and ale and chicken stews over the years…

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Christmas Tree Cake

It’s not quite finished yet – we have to add a whole load of presents around the tree. Morgan has been working hard on those. Otherwise progress on the Christmas Tree themed Christmas Cake is coming on well. Even if I do now literally have green fingers thanks to all of the green food colouring!...

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The Christmas Cakes are a Coming

Another sleepless night last night thanks to the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers. We started off by taking the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts to the Railway Inn and The Victoria in Borth so that they could sing carols at the Mad Friday punters and collect some money. They did OK and the people of Borth...

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Christmas Cake Baking

If you haven’t already done so, then it’s time to think about baking your Christmas Cake. I know some people do it much earlier than this, but the half term holidays seems like a perfect time to do it. We have about 8 weeks until Christmas itself, which give me plenty of time to ‘feed’...

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Homemade Chilli Jam

Mmmm, Home made chilli jam from homegrown chillies! I think Anna wants to make some green chilli jam next. I think we should do red, orange and green and make traffic light chilli jam. That would make nice Christmas presents. So those of you who get Christmas presents from us, you have been warned! Don’t...

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Pork and Sweet Potato Sumac Curry

I continue to work my way through Rick Steins ‘India’ Cookbook and we’ve been loving most of the curry’s from it. To start with I was following the recipes as closely as possible and then, once I’ve cooked them once or twice, tend to adapt them to suit our tastes and the ingredients we have. Some...

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Tea and Cakes with the Beekeepers

Sunday afternoon was supposed to be a Beekeepers Meeting with the Aberystwyth Beekeepers where we had planned to take a look through Ann’s hives. Unfortunately the weather was in a particularly uncooperative mood. My day started with an easy swim in Machynlleth. I couldn’t do my usual run as my sciatica is still a little sore, so...

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