Tagged: Recipes & Cooking

Tea and Cakes with the Beekeepers 0

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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Lazy Easter Days

The Easter holidays continue and we’ve all been at home. Morgan is off school, Anna has the whole week off work and I had yesterday off work too as the university was still closed. I’ve been doing the odd bit of work on the computer in the early mornings but other than that have pretty...

Smashed Walnuts 1

Easy Banana Bread Recipe

Ingredients Banana Bread 3 large bananas 120g demerera sugar 125g melted butter 160g self-raising flour 60g porridge oats 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda Spices of your choosing Topping 1 handful of walnuts 2 Tbsp Demerera Sugar a little of the melted butter from above Seeing as the Oaty Banana Muffins I made a couple of...

Chilli And Homemade Taco Shells 1

Chilli And Homemade Taco Shells

We made a really nice chilli on Saturday. Based on a Jamie Oliver Recipe from his America Book, we of course changed it a fair bit. Chilli Recipe As with most of Jamie’s recipes, and many recipes in general it was heavy on the meat, but had very few vegetables in it. In fact it...

Banana Muffins Ready for Baking 4

Oaty Banana Muffin Recipe

I’m quite pleased with myself again, having just made up a banana muffin recipe. Not only are they delicious and now filling the house with the gorgeous smell of freshly baked banana muffins, but they only took a few minutes to make, 20 minutes to bake and probably not much more than that to eat....

Gooey Butter Cake 2

Gooey Butter Cake from Scratch

Anna saw what looked like a yummy pudding on TV the other day called Gooey Butter Cake. We therefore decided to look it up so that we could try it. It seems to be an American recipe though and they all start with the main ingredient of ‘1 packet of yellow cake mix’. Now, I’m...

Paprika Chicken Recipe 1

Paprika Chicken Recipe

As you know, we’ve been enjoying cooking, and more importantly eating, some recipes thanks to thespicery.com lately. One of our favourites from this was the Hungarian Sweet Paprikas recipe. It is possible to either buy the complete recipe kit from thespicery.com, or to order the individual spices from them and make you own blends. The trouble...

Valentines Dinner 1

Valentines Day Dinner

As is often the case in our hectic lives, plans changed at the last minute again yesterday. I was supposed to go to the gym and Anna was going to take Morgan to cubs in Aberyswyth and then go back to work whilst she waited to collect him at 7:30pm. Had this happened, I wouldn’t...

Kathi Rolls 2

Kathi Rolls

Another nice new recipe for us thanks to thespicery.com. This time it was courtesy of a free sample that came with my last monthly box for Kathi Rolls, also known as ‘Egg Rolls’ or ‘Frankies’. Usually when making a recipe for the first time I follow the instructions as close as possible to the letter...