The last two holidays I’ve taken have been in the February – March time. I went to America in February 2007, and it was bloody freezing. I went to Canada in March last year and yep, you guessed it – it was bloody freezing. I had to get a brand spanking new passport for Canada since mine was due to run out in July, and now I have one stamp in it and I’m itching for more. I can’t help it kids, I’m day dreaming of…Continue Reading “Summer Holiday, Anyone?”

Remember last year when Jamie Oliver was banging on about passing on recipes to your neighbours and colleagues etc, in an attempt to  ‘get the country cooking’ ? I don’t think it really worked, but I did adopt the idea for one of my 101 in 1001’s. I naïvely thought it would be easy, giving recipes to other people, but it’s been harder than I thought. Most of the people I know can already cook, they have no need for me and my preachy skills…Continue Reading “Pass On At Least 5 Recipes”

Anna recently reminded of the existence of chocolate covered pretzels, and how much I really, really liked them when I was in the states. However, I’ve realised as I went to buy some from Cyber Candy that a) they weren’t in stock and b) they were made my Nestlé. Sigh. I don’t eat Nestlé, for reasons I won’t go into here, so with a bit of googling* I’ve found a recipe for making them. Sure, it’s simple. Dip pretzels in chocolate. Put them in the fridge until the chocolate…Continue Reading “Chocolate Covered Pretzels”

February was a slow month for books for me, I had a few other things on but I tried my best, heh. Read in January: 4. 24/01/10 – Blue Collar – Danny King 5. 31/01/10 – Brave New World – Aldous Huxley Read in February: 6. 01/02/10 – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll 7. 14/02/10 – Just After Sunset – Stephen King 8. 24/02/10 – Third & Heaven – Ben Patrick Johnson 9. 26/02/10 – Belle Du Jour’s Guide to Men – Belle…Continue Reading “Books! February Update”

So! It’s that time of month again, time for a 101 in 1001 roundup. In Progress: 20 4. Declutter – progress is slow, but I’m getting there. 8. Delete all mp3s I don’t like – I am doing this letter by letter. So far, a & b are done. 21. Send birthday cards to my closest friends – I’ve been pretty good this year, so far, at doing this. 23. Pass on at least 5 recipes – this deserves a separate post really, which I’ll do…Continue Reading “101 in 1001 – February Update”

In a bid to improve my culinary skills and repertoire (I’m a bit sick of stir fry and lasagna to be honest) I am attempting to complete #44 of my 101 in 1001 – Try one new dish a week for three months. So far I’m three weeks in and it’s going well, so I thought I’d share the recipes in case anyone else was feeling so inclined. Week 1 – was tangy tuna burgers. I’d rate these as a SUPER EASY to make, and a 8/10 for tastiness….Continue Reading “Fancy Coming Around For Supper?”