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Showing posts from April, 2011

Bank Holiday Comes but 6 times a year (apart from this year where I've lost count already)

And it contained the following..

Yes, that is a Flying Spaghetti Monster bedecked chocolatey pirate ship cake) - it's also serving to make an excellent breakfast..

It also involved quite a bit of Matini Rosso and Coke (well, it did for me and Jess), Pete made Ginger beer and that's my new festive favourite - a key lime pie...
It also involved this: and some of this..

-all in all an excellent afternoon - thanks guys x

Not on EYB - Easy Meals - Mexican

For a while Mexican cookbooks were really hard to find. This has a fantastic recipe for broccoli and cream cheese burritos.

Vintage NomBook - The WI Diamond Jubilee Cookbook

Author: Bee Nilson Date:  Published:

Retro food Alert...

Not on EYB - Riverford Recipe Binder

One of the reasons I love getting a veg box is the exciting veg every week - but it's kinda helpful to have recipes themed to the boxes's content.

Dec - Flamiche (Belgian Leek Pie)Exciting news, well, no not really, but we've had to add a 2nd binder, so now we have 2 volumes. The photography on them is very pretty (see also #246)

Gaming and Fitness - Year One #gamedevdiet

Ok, So maybe not a full year - but last July I blogged about our attempts to keep healthy - and in the intervening time I've kind of worked out what I like doing.
I mentioned last July I enjoyed the boxing games on the EA game enough that I did make it to some boxercise classes at Riverside - the first one was lovely, mixed small group - but I ached afterwards - for days. I went to a couple more but the ratio of males / females soon dropped to just males (in fact entirely made up out of other trainers in the gym and some of my 2nd year students) So since I wasn't really enjoying it I gave it up.
Zumba's still going strong, in fact I brought the Zumab Wii game from Tesco - out of curiosity and some good reviews, and it's pretty faithful to Emily's classes, which meant a year of Zumba hasn't been wasted if I can score 'Zumba Pro' on my first attempt.
I also picked up a second hand Wii Fit Plus Kit, so now we have a balance board - and I have to admit it'…

I need a beer....

my brain hurts now, is it beer garden o'clock.

It's only taken 4 months...

...but finally the beautiful Rob Ryan plates Pete brought me for Christmas are out, and up on display in the bedroom.

Pics from the New Office

Yes, the rumours are true - I've moved out of 'The Coolest Office on Earth' ™ C160 into the slightly more sedate environments of the Octagon, mainly so I can get some work done.

I've shifted everything across and sorted everything away - I've a beautiful view (which in it's self is a turn up for the books having been used to having my back to the window) and some slight traffic noise - but I'll live. I'm just amused it took students seconds to find me...

Penguin's Great Food Club

This swoon worthy (and beautifully colour coordinated) series of books on great food writing is new out from Penguin. There's a great companion blog here: Pen's Great Food Club

Vintage NomBook - The Young Wife's Cookery Book

Yeah, there was no way I was going to pass this by...

Vintage NomBook - Good French Cooking

I like to think others in the series include 'Unexciting French Cooking' and 'Mediocre French Cooking'....

This has the best Crepe recipe we've come across...

Another Day - Another Day Trip

2011-04-02 13.33.08, originally uploaded by wormella. Following on from last week's trip to Cosford, yesterday we skipped off to Boscoble House & White Lady's Priory Which also means we saw (the Son of) The Royal Oak Which in fairness is a bit poorly due to lightning and storms so he only has 100 year left of life in him (Don't worry, there's an established Grandson of The Royal Oak)
In other news the mead I made back in December is maturing nicely and is more then a little bit drinkable.

Vintage NomBook - Cocktails how to mix them

I think the cover date in this say some time in the 1920's, it's probably one of the oldest books we own.

Vintage NomBook - Cocktails & Party Drinks

I love the glass on the front of this - integral straw!!

Vintage NomBook - Michael Jackson's Pocket Bar Book

A guide to spirits, by the Michael Jackson on Whisky book fame

Cocktail Notebook

This includes scribbled hand written notes, Buffy The Vampire Slayer based cocktails and cut up sections of the periodic table of cocktails that used to hang up in my room in halls.
Bonus old school cocktail page

Not on EYB - The Little Pink Book of Cocktails

A pretty little leather bound, handbag sized cocktail book, a christmas gift from my sister-in-law


It's worth clicking on the blog title to see the 3D version, even if that does give me a slight headache.