Thursday, 20 November 2008

Don't put your daughter on the stage, MrsL............

Whoops - too late! This is Bean in one of her costumes for the play, which is opening tonight, for three nights.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008


MrL got this installed at the weekend - it sits in the fireplace nicely, and has a proper plate on the front to take a kettle for tea etc. It's very nice, and will keep us warm, but I'll still miss my open "real" fire!

Monday, 17 November 2008

Chestnut and cranberry roast

I made this the other day, it turned out lovely, nice and seasonal!

1lb prepared chestnuts (I used frozen ones, thawed)
2 small onions, chopped very finely
herbs of yoru choice, fresh or dried
2 eggs, beaten
Handful of cranberries, fresh or frozen
Salt and pepper
teaspoonful of Marmite or similar
Other things to taste/availability, eg left over veg, cut small, cooked rice, lentils, spoonful of chutney, chopped apple, etc

Mince the chestnuts, or whizz them in a processor. Turn into a mixing bowl, add the rest of the ingredients and mix very well. The mixture should be a bit slack, but not too wet. Lightly oil a loaf tina nd fill with the mixture, bake in a hottish oven for 30 - 40 minutes until set and browned on top. Leave to cool for ten minutes, then turn out of the tin. Serve in slices or sccops/spoonfuls, with root vegetables and mashed potato.
This would freeze well too, either whole or in portions, and would make an excellent vegetarian Christmas dinner.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

November giveaway!

This month's giveaway is a patchwork lap quilt; the top is cotton, and it's backed with some really cheery bright fleece for extra cosiness. If you'd like to get you name in the hat for a chance of winning it, just leave a comment below, or e-mail me on

Everyone is very welcome to enter, wherever you are in the world.

Thanks for reading my blog, it's very much appreciated.

This is me..........

Hands up all who think I'm nothing like they thought I was! LOL