Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Orange marmalade

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I used this recipe: Ultimate Seville orange marmalade from the BBC Good Food website.  I made few modifications to the recipe.

First of all, I did it in one batch, my pan was big enough.  Secondly, I added a drop of Drambuie, I would normally use Whisky, but I had none.

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I got 7 ‘Bonne Maman’ jars out of my 2 kg of Seville oranges.  I’m so pleased by the result, that I decided to use some berries that were in my fridge to make more jam (raspberry, strawberries and blueberries).

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Fantastic Friends

This is where I want to write a long, thoughtful post about friendship, quilters/crafters and memories… but I’m not a writer and nothing I will put on paper (sorry screen) will be close enough to what I felt when I received these.  They were sent by my quilter friends from Singapore.

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Each block represents a special element of Singapore.

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Thank you Martina, Sunita, Renate, Beatrice, Cathy, Nelly, Rosy.

And now the question, how to I put my beautiful blocks together? Big pressure!

Saturday, 2 March 2013

When in doubt, bake!

It’s Saturday, and nobody feels like doing anything… So rather than spending my time doing some housekeeping (which I should really do), I decided that baking was probably a better use of my time!

I’m experimenting with this recipe from View from the great island.

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Bare cookies

 

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With peanuts layer

Peanut chocolat cookies

and chocolate layer (not as pretty as the original recipe, but I’m confident that they’ll taste good anyway).

 

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And now some people communicating…

Enjoy your week-end!