Birthday flowers

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Thai salad

I’m back on weight watchers, and rather than thinking of things I shouldn’t be eating, I’m taking the opportunity to try some new recipes and get out of my meal rut.
One discovery from a recent WW magazine is my current fave! Thai salad – delicious, quick and easy. And healthy. What more could you want??
Base salad is red onion, white cabbage and carrot. I add some greenery to lighten it too. The recipe suggests chicken, but tonight I’ve used prawns instead. Add a simple dressing of lime juice, fish sauce and brown sugar, with chilli and peanuts to finish – scrummy!

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Up & down

Yesterday I went on an excellent tour at our local national trust property, Nostell Priory. It was called “upstairs downstairs”, and we were able to see some parts of the house used by domestic servants in times gone by, that are not usually accessible to the public. I thoroughly recommend a visit if you’re ever in the area….

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Soup

I’ve been feeling poorly this week, so thought I’d make some homemade soup to help me perk up. Now, I’m not a great soup maker, but I made this one up and it’s not turned out too bad!

Top tip – 1ml water weighs 1g. I always weigh liquid rather than measure as its so much easier…..

Top tip 2 – check out steenbergs – fab Yorkshire company selling spices etc – I tried a little za’atar on my veg before roasting for this soup

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This is the current view from my living room….. Go figure!

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Cheeky day off

Today I booked a last minute day off, for no particular reason other than I could!

We went on a bike ride

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Did a little geocaching on the way (down a steep embankment!)

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And had a pop to ikea, where I got some exciting vinegar I tried out on my salad!

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Happy Easter!

First try at hot cross buns

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Easter egg trail at NT Nostell Priory

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Found the Easter rabbit

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And finally – remembered to change the clocks! Stolen from innocent – go drink a smoothie 😉

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Our day today

Our first geocache

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And playing in the snow 😉

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Too lazy to walk to the shop in the snow!

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I really recommend this book if you like making bread. Also some others in the same series are excellent, especially preserves & cakes….

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Doesn’t taste too shabby either 😉

Madness in March

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Cake class flowers

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