Death by Chocolate

So, just to make something a bit different (yeah, right – me and chocolate is really something different!!), when invited for dinner at my crafty buddy Karen’s house I decided to make a yummy Death by Chocolate cake for pudding! So, here’s the recipe and some pictures along the way (nb Mine is a double-layered… Continue reading Death by Chocolate

Cosmetics Start With…. Face And Body Cream!

So, this month’s challenge is to learn how to make cosmetics and personal grooming products. To make things a bit easier (I couldn’t find anyone locally who could/would give my crafty buddies and I any lessons in this) we’re using kits for this, supplied by Aromantics (www.aromantics.co.uk) and The Soap Kitchen (www.thesoapkitchen.co.uk). This first item,… Continue reading Cosmetics Start With…. Face And Body Cream!

Scrummy Pasta Dishes!

It may be February, and the month of the baking & cooking learning may be over, but I’m carrying on with learning new recipes still when I can. So Karen and Debbie, my craft buddies, have been teaching me dishes that I can make up in batches and freeze as needed, so it’s easy for… Continue reading Scrummy Pasta Dishes!

Lovely Pampering Galore!

Have you ever had a pampering day? Do you know, I’m 30 in May and I never had until now!! So, as we’re doing cosmetics and stuff this month, we decided to kick it off by having a pampering day!! We wore face masks (what a shame I forgot to take photos of that!!), painted… Continue reading Lovely Pampering Galore!

Second Month, Second Challenge!

So, month 2 and a new craft to add to the mix. This month’s challenge is going to be making cosmetic & personal grooming products, and I’m carrying on with the cooking & baking too! Apologies for the delay in updating the blog, it’s been a hectic month! What little time I’ve had to use… Continue reading Second Month, Second Challenge!

Lemon Chicken, Roasties And A Syrup Pudding Too!

So, Dad’s bathroom’s finally reached a stage where he could teach me his lemon chicken recipe, so we made a dinner out of it, and teamed it with mini roasties, and mum’s golden syrup pudding too. So, below are pics and recipes for your perusal! Enjoy!!! Donna xxx Lemon Chicken Ingredients – 2 Lemons, 4… Continue reading Lemon Chicken, Roasties And A Syrup Pudding Too!

Hi All!

Sorry I’ve not posted for a while but I’ve been having a few problems health-wise, so any energy I’ve had has been spent keeping up with the tasks, and the blogging’s got a bit lax! But I’m back now, and raring to go!! So…. what have you missed in the last couple of weeks?Firstly, Herman… Continue reading Hi All!

Lemons, Lemons, Lemons (Or Not!)

Hello Again! Well, the plans to make all things lemon last weekend – lemon drizzle cake and my dad’s lemon chicken – went pear-shaped when my poor dad’s bathroom STILL looked like this on the Sunday afternoon!! So, needless to say, the dinner at my dad’s was off! That means I needed to find something… Continue reading Lemons, Lemons, Lemons (Or Not!)

Herman Rides Again!

Well, Herman’s had his first feed, ¬†and he’s rising well. This is a photo of him after his first feed. Since then, as per instructions, he’s been stirred twice a day, every day, and is growing even more now. Tomorrow’s the day for his second feed and then it’s time to split into baby Hermans!!… Continue reading Herman Rides Again!

Hello Herman!

So, not content with learning to bake and cook individual dishes, I’ve taken on a challenge from my mum to try to make a friendship cake she gave me (no, I didn’t name it, the instructions she gave me said it’s called Herman!). So, Herman is a friendship cake which you cannot buy but which… Continue reading Hello Herman!