Saturday 23 January 2016

Baking books

Just how many cookery/recipe books do you own?  For the purposes of this blog post, I've just been to check, and I seem to have somewhere in the region of 35 in all.

Now for my second question: how many of these do you actually use?  Is this number dramatically less?

I use only a handful of my books if I'm totally honest.  I use my Primrose Bakery book for making my lemon drizzle and my banana and chocolate loaf cakes.  I use my Marian Keyes book for delicious rock cakes, and How to be a Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson produces fool-proof brownies.  The others I use rarely, if at all.

The one book I turn to again and again though is a little-known one.  I picked it up years ago in The Works for a smidgen of it's rrp and I use it constantly.  It never lets me down. 

Gill Holcombe's book entitled How to feed your family... is brilliant.  It contains recipes and whole meal suggestions for everything, and none of them require fancy ingredients or tons of sugar.  As I type I currently have the dough for some chocolate chip cookies resting in the fridge that the girlies helped me whip up this afternoon.

What's your fool-safe go-to baking/cookery book?  I wonder if it's on my shelf!

G x

Friday 1 January 2016

New beginnings

It's the start of another year, and I have to say, I'm quite glad to see the back of 2015 as I don't think I ever anticipated the events and twists and turns that the year would eventually take.

As it is, I am now fully installed in my girlie house of three.  All the boxes are unpacked and put away, and I'm attempting to sort the box room to make it into a sewing room due to lack of Agatha space.

Does anyone still read blogs anymore?  That is a question that I've read on a few blogs recently and I have to say, I echo those sentiments.  I know of some who used to follow me and no longer do, and I'm trying not to take it personally.  I'll keep going for now in the hope that someone somewhere out there is also reading this.
hair chopped and most of the colour with it - am embracing my silver highlights
The weekend is nearly here, and with it, planning for the new school term to complete and girlies to get ready for their new term ahead too. 

I don't know what this year will bring, but I hope to carry on with this regardless.

Happy new year all

G x