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Fruity Friday – Week 8 Spicy date, apple and ricotta dip

Welcome to week eight of my Day Zero Challenge to cook my through a cook book. You can find the details on the original post, Fruity Friday. All recipes are taken from Readers Digest Fresh Fruit and Dessert book.   Our eighth  recipe is:   Spicy date, apple and ricotta dip. Serves 4 3 green cardamom pods…

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74 / 365 Birthday Cake prep

I’ve got a birthday cake to make tomorrow, a delicious chocolate one filled with chocolate ganache and covered in pink and white icing. I was supposed to make it at the weekend so the icing had time to harden but I forgot key ingredients on my last shop and haven’t had chance to get them until my…

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Read 100 books – #8 – George’s Marvellous Medicine

I’m a little out of order as I’m still reading my number 7 book, Bram Stoker’s Dracula but I only read that at bedtime so it’s taking a while.The 8th book I’ve just read is one KayCee asked for; George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl. Both KayCee and Ella loved it and laughed out loud in…

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Listography – 5 favourite recipe books.

Listography time again (although I’m a little late; good job Kate leaves the linky open for more than a day!) and this week it’s our top 5 favourite recipe books. At number one, it has to be my well worn copy of Delia. It used to be my mum’s and she gave to me when I left home. Growing up it was…

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73 / 365 New TV (well new to us!)

We’re loving the bigger screen 🙂 Only downside is that we can’t get the TiVo remote to work the TV like it used to with our other TV so we have to have two remotes on hand. I know it’s only a trivial matter which I’ll get used to eventually! It’s worth it to have the…

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Pairs in Pears by Bananagrams

We received a PAIRSinPEARS game from Bananagrams the other day and I have to say, we LOVE it! The first time we played, KayCee (6) was helped by Grandad and I was ‘helped’ by Ella (4)! To play, you each have a certain number of letter tiles (the number depends on how many players there are) and you have…

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72 / 365 Red ribboned Ella

Ella had to have the red ribbon in her hair today. I didn’t expect to see it again after she left for school but when she came home, it was still in! This was actually really impressive for Ella because she usually loses everything we put in her hair!

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Bounding into Spring

See what I did there? Bounding into Spring….good eh?! 🙂 Anyway, back on topic! On Saturday we spent a lovely, if a little chilly, day out in the garden. We started by getting the fairy princess tent put back together then emptied out all the pots that had should have been emptied before Christmas when the…

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71 / 365 Red ribboned KayCee

KayCee had on a black dress, black tights and black shoes today with a red cardi. She complained that she didn’t look right because she only had one red item and the rest were black so I suggested we put a red ribbon in her hair. While I was trying to take a photo to show…

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