Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Emma's Royal Lemon Meringue Pie



Mmmm Lemon Meringue Pie! I always liked the sound of it and the look of it, but because there is no chocolate on it or in it I would never choose it from a desert menu. And so I never actually had a slice during my twenty something years on this earth. That was until April 29th 2011. Yes I remember that date for being the day I had my first slice of Lemon Meringue Pie. There was also a wedding going on that day too.

Friday, November 25, 2011

So...sewing


I love the whole idea of sewing, being able to make something that you can wear or use just by cutting some material and stitching it together.  A few years ago I taught myself how to sew with a needle and thread, it was out of necessity as I kept loosing buttons and just wanted to be able to replace them. Once I had accomplished that I knew my next step was the sewing machine!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Lovely Vegetable Soup


I love soup. It is one of the handiest things ever to make. I know there is a bit of preparation in washing and chopping the ingredients, but other than that it is just so simple. And you end up with a great big pot of soup which lasts for ages! I particulalry like vegetable soup as you can throw in whatever you want really (providing its a vegetable!). It's also an instant dose of goodness, so I'm sure you get to tick off a few of your 5-a-day by eating a bowl of this stuff!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups



I always thought the idea of peanut butter was just wrong. I didn't like the look of it and when I tasted it I came to the conclusion that it was just a horrible weird salt and sugar paste, with  a hint of peanuts.

Years later I decided to give it another go. I realised what went wrong the first time was that I had eaten  one of the big brand type peanut butter spreads that was full of sweeteners and bad stuff. However  the second time round I tried the healthier version.  I got natural  peanut butter made from ...100% peanuts of all things! And it tasted really good, I was instantly converted!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Dorothy update!


So I have been inundated with requests for updates on my lovely new bike!

Okay, well maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration, but at least four people have enquired about it so I thought an update was in order! First of all she has officially been christened Dorothy. And secondly, well there's not much news apart from that!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Lovely Celebration Lemon Layer Cake


My lovely parents recently celebrated a whopping 35 years of married life together! Ahhh, I think they are the cutest couple ever! So in honour of their special celebration I decided to make a cake!

I usually never need to give the cake flavour a second thought - I always go for chocolate - but because this one wasn't for me, and because my Mam isn't really a fan of all the chocolate things I make, I asked the two of them what flavour  they would like. In the end we all agreed on lemon. That may have been the only other option I gave them but sure they were still happy with it!