It’s not only the Queen who gets two birthdays, apparently very excited four year olds can do that too. Last weekend was the family do, with a kitten cake that turned out to be a mouse. This weekend a princess-themed children’s party had been planned. A princess theme? Blimey, I didn’t realise Granddaughter Mr [...]
Apparently four marks a bit of a milestone: it seems to be the age when birthday cakes become Something Very Exciting Indeed.
The maker though it was a kitten, but the birthday girl declared it be a mouse. Who am I to argue? The main thing is that she loved it.
The only [...]
It’s the start of June, which means that Mr TLC’s granddaughter is 3. Where does the time go? It also means that I get to play at baking birthday cakes. Actually, this year I get to do it twice – once for the family do, once for the kids’ party in a few days time. [...]
It is now officially the Vegetarian Society’s Best Store Cupboard Ingredient Winner. Quite right too.
“Everyone should have this gem in the cupboard, a Worcestershire style sauce without the anchovies, perfect to add to almost any savoury dish.”
It may have been better if I hadn’t mentioned to Mr TLC that my [...]
Could I just mention how flipping fantastic Miss Masala’s chicken jhalfrezi and Madhur Jaffrey’s naan bread are? I can? Excellent.
I’d show you a photo, but I was too busy nomming to remember to take one.
The naan recipe made enough to feed me, Mr TLC and approx 5000 others, so we’re trying an [...]
You know you’ve become a geek when you buy bagels, not because you have a desperate urge to eat them, but because you want to try this.
Sadly, I failed. My shop-bought bagels were a tad dry and powdery. As a result they disintegrated. Then again, maybe it was just my lack of skill. Still, [...]
15:44 Contemplating dinner. Not sure if I can face another chilli based meal. Have been eating it since Friday, still a lot to go… #
Actually, I was wrong, we’ve been eating chilli since Thursday. Chilli and rice, enchiladas, chilli and mash, chilli and chilli. Chilli for lunch, chilli for dinner. I like chilli, [...]
One side effect of the holiday has been a total loss of my daysense. On New Year’s Eve I thought it was Friday, yesterday I thought it was Friday, by today I had no idea what day it was. Only one thing for it, a traditional Friday night was called for.
Home made curry (with [...]
Mr TLC was prowling around earlier this evening, expressing his great regret at having been so strong minded on the subject of snacky things. Easy to resist in the shop, but much pined after on a Friday evening apparently.
For some reason this caused me to experience an urge to make some crisps, something I’ve [...]
Is she still going on about Henderson’s Relish? Guilty as charged, I am indeed rattling on about that mystic brew yet again.
This time it’s Henderson’s Crisps, surely the ultimate snack for the average Sheffield bloke, but one which I approached with a certain amount of trepidation. I like Henderson’s, I use it when I’m [...]