If your like me, I am sure you have days in which your fingers are itching to bake, create or just craft something? Especially now since old man winter is here and you're stuck inside on a wet, windy, cold winters day.
There is something about good ole` favourites... whether it is you old favourite jumper that is a bit tatty and has seen better days but you reach for it every time you want something comfortable. What about your favourite pair of socks that are worn at the heel and have holes where your toes poke out. Doesn't matter they're your favourite, they're comfortable.
Do you have a ole` favourite recipe when it comes to baking?
Now that winter is here to stay for a while it's time to pull out your comfort food recipes to cook up for your family - soups, casseroles, stews and curries - anything slowly braised and tender meat falling apart is the order of the day.
If you have time, generally slowly braising your favourite piece of meat in the oven over a long period of time or in your slow cooker is the best way to get that melt in your mouth end product. However if time is against you during the week, you haven't got time to pre-thaw your meat for your slow cooker and you're just rushed most days to get dinner on the table then I have found the perfect product for you.....
I've been reading a few blog posts in the last couple of months of people writing letter back to their 13 year old selves. Giving them advice for the future, telling them what mistakes not to make and generally reassuring them that life works out pretty ok..... sometimes.
What would you tell your 13 year old self if you had the chance?
Sorry no Tasty Tuesday today but I have something extra special to show you. I have been gnawing at the bit to show you this light that I made a few weeks ago for the nursery. As always I was inspired to make this light for the babies room from Pinterest.
Gotta love Pinterest for so many wonderful and inspiring ideas.....
It's winter. The first day of June came and went and then along came the cold, wet, blustery weather. Don't you just love it? I know I don't. Winter does not agree with me at all. It makes my fingers and toes cold, I can't go outside to enjoy the garden. You feel secluded as your are stuck in the house. I guess the bears have it all worked out - hibernate!
One thing winter has going for it is the comfort food we enjoy during this time. This Beef & Barley soup is one of those. Thick, hearty and delicious served with some freshly made bread slathered in butter - pure winter heaven.