but I could sure as heck try at the minute!!
Small sprog and I ended up having words over her attitude to life and especially her school work. Honestly, it’s like water off a ducks back. No realisation that no matter what she wants to do in life, she will need an education of some sort.
I give up, no matter what I try, she digs her heels in and just does what she wants, no amount of cajoling, reward charts, grounding or even speaking to her teachers is having any effect and she’s not even a teenager yet *arrrrrrrgggghhhhhh*
Any ideas???? Answers on a virtual postcard please
PS. I haven’t forgotten about the book giveaway, real life has taken over currently, but I will do it soon, promise!
I’m having a stab at bread making today using the TangZhong method
I found this online while searching for a recipe to yield soft white bread. I’ve just made the 65 oc paste for the bread:
This now has to cool to room temperature and then I can get on with making the rest of the bread!
OK, so in true Blue Peter stylee, here’s one I made earlier!
Alright then, I didn’t make it earlier, I made it after I started writing this post!
The bread is super soft, however if I make this in future I won’t split the dough into two as the original recipe suggests. I think it will work better as one large loaf.
Very yummy and well worth the effort. Give it a try!
God saw you getting tired,
When a cure was not to be.
So He wrapped his arms around you,
and whispered, “Come to me”.
You didn’t deserve what you went through,
So He gave you rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful,
He only takes the best
And when I saw you sleeping,
So peaceful and free from pain
I could not wish you back
To suffer that again.
Love you Granda xxxx
I went to the dentist today, nothing nasty, just a check up. I did get my teeth cleaned though and now, oh boy it hurts!
I think I’ll be on a soft diet for the next few days, porridge, semolina, soup, steamed buns and so on….
On the other hand, I might lose a couple of pounds as a result??
Thhis is the tiger bread after the topping has been spread on top. I found the mix very hard to get smooth, had to use a damp pallette knife to assist in spreading!
Right, at this stage I had hoped to have a lovely picture of some yummy tiger bread. Err, not to be I’m afraid. The bread rose and cooked to an approximate height of two inches and tasted sour. Bleugh! I have no idea what happened to it, needless to say I won’t give up, I will try again.
Following a long running debate on the Old Style Board on MoneySavingExpert.com, I’m having a bash at making my own version of Tiger Bread.
I’ve just put all the dough ingredients into the bread maker, so that’s all I can do for the next two hours. I’ll post up the results later this evening. Fingers crossed!
I’m off now to have a go at making peanut mochi wish me luck on this one!
If you know me personally, you will already be aware that I’m an avid reader. For those of you who don’t know me personally, you now know I’m an avid reader!!
I had an idea today that I’d like to gauge opinion on.
I recently won a book in a giveaway from a confectionery manufacturer, as I enjoyed the book so much, I’d like to pass it on to one of you to enjoy. However, this is where things change slightly. I’m in the Uk and I’d like to see how far I can get my book to travel. So what you’d do is read the book and then sign your blog address in the front cover before offering it up on your blog to another prospective reader. Then you’d link back to whoever you receive it from to say where it has gone off to next. It’s kind of like a book crossing idea, but blog based. You see, you’d get to enjoy a good book and discover new blogs into the bargain! Even better if you are far away and you post a pic of the book in a far flung location.
So how about it??????????????
Just to tickle your tastebuds, this is the book I’d like to share with you……………….
It’s a very moving book and if you get a chance to read it, I dare you not to cry.
So what do you think? Interested? If you are, just drop a comment below to let me know if you’re up for it!
I ended up making a big batch of tomato sauce which I’ll freeze. Not much else ready in the garden so far. All my potatoes have been lifted and are almost gone!
One thing I did find tonight, though it’s too dark now to take a picture, my fig tree is sprouting fruit. I’m really surprised as I didn’t think I would see anything until next season. I just bought the plant in the early summer.
I look forward to picking those when they are ready, yummy!
All my tomatoes are picked, I now have a huge bowl of tomatoes to use up. Any ideas?? I’m going to make a batch of tomato sauce to use in pasta or lasagne. What will Ido with the rest? Ideas welcomed :0)
Well the first day back at school seems to have gone ok. We’re into the book backing and homework routine already. small sprog seems to be ok so far after her first day back. We made sushi tonight for our bento lunches over the next couple of days, no pics though as my batteries need charged in photo devices!
Hopefully if any is left by tomorrow, I’ll have a pic or two, just to prove we actually made it!!
Big sprog doen’t start college until Mid September, so I hjave no idea how she’ll fare. Hopefully she will be ok, it’s a whole new experience for her, fingers crossed she copes with the travel to and from college every day.