Monthly Archives: November 2011

December 15th Classical Duet Concert

All welcome to our duet concert at Lauderdale House on December 15th at 7.30. Phillida, David and I are preparing a sumptuous feast of music from Purcell to Quilter. There will be wine and homemade edible christmas fare available before … Continue reading

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Wholemeal loaf

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My first wholemeal loaf this afternoon and it seems to have been quite successful as per the picture. I used a combination of wholemeal flour and granary. I added a little more water on account of the flour. Baked it … Continue reading

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Spent a lovely half hour paddling around in this refurbished pool in clifton, Bristol. It’s beautifully done with luxurious individual showers, sauna, beauty suite and a restaurant overlooking the pool with very reasonably priced delicious food. ┬áThat’s it; food and … Continue reading

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My weekly loaf

Make Olive bread today. Strong white flour, mixed grain, dried yeast, salt, olive oil and black olives. Kneading them in turned the flour a dark grey colour, very pleasant really. Came out of the oven at just the right time … Continue reading

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Walnut Farl

My latest bread baking effort. There’s something so therapeutic about making your own loaf. This loaf is my best to date as it’s moist, not too salty but still flavoursome. Added too much flour on the top to make the … Continue reading

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swimming pools;London Fields Lido in North London

My favourite outdoor pool in London. Naomi and I swim most Sunday mornings at 9am. We’re looking forward to the winter when the air and ground becomes frozen or snowy and the water is warm and heavy with steam and … Continue reading

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Afternoon tea at mine

apple,walnut and golden syrup cake with frosted icing. Afternoon of home baking at mine with friends and some of the sweets from the afternoon. Brandy snap above and chocolate celebration cake.

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Things I know

Don’t be critical of young people’s dress choices, it’s ageing. (Or the high moral ground is a lonely place!) Cycle in the middle of the lane , otherwise cars try and squeeze through when there’s not enough room (or be … Continue reading

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