Monday, February 24, 2014

A brownie for every night of the week

Recently I have been craving brownies so much. Do you ever get an idea like that into your head and nothing but nothing will satiate it other than the item of your obsession. This obsession was pushed over the edge by a recent email from food network listing the top 20 brownie recipes with mouth-watering photographs. So just make a brownie right, melt the butter and chocolate and go to town. Problem is, in this house we are eating healthy and buttery, chocolatey, gooey brownies, though delicious, don't really fit in to that. So what's a girl to do........? Continue to crave unsatisfied or find a solution. I think if you've read any of this blog before you know me well enough to know which I chose.

Monday, February 10, 2014

A home-made valentines gift: Turtle Hearts

You know you wanna find this on Friday morning!

I haven't put a recipe for chocolates up here before, there's a reason for that. Listen, I love chocolate, love it truly but working with it is messy, tricky and annoying. Now add caramel to the mix and I guarantee you a lengthy clean-up.So this is not a quick bake or even an evening after work activity. In fact this is best done over multiple evenings or maybe a whole rainy Saturday because this is a multi-stage process, with multiple clean-ups.

So what would justify this much effort, love of course!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Let's talk randomness, herb tips and 'Girls,'

Ok I've been away all weekend at an absolutely amazing hen-do (not mine btw) which I would describe for you but 'what happens on a hen......' Therefore any hope of baking this weekend was out the window and today with less than 10hrs sleep since Friday the brain no function so good! I had initially planned to give a full review but that is looking less than likely so instead I'm gonna do a fun little update, like a mash up between a monthly favourites and a mini rant review.

So let's start with some things I've been loving recently and in the spirit of organization I will categorize them.

So.........that went well......but I'm back with a bang!

At the start of the year I said that I would try to post more regularly and......yeah....that didn't happen =/ Finishing this doctorat...