This is another recipe from the Hairy Bikers Asian Adventure book and it produced some more fab results! I love the Hairy Bikers recipes they’re so simple and easy to follow. I just need to work on my presentation then I might even be able to pass myself off as a cook. I chose to mix the veg in whilst the meat was still cooking so that it would also get coated in the sauce. I loved this dish and I would definitely make it again.
This is a particularly bad photo of Lady. When she saw I was going to take her photo she got all excited, which made Bengie (who really needs a haircut but it has been way too cold to give him one) excited and when Bengie gets excited he wants to be star of the show. This picture was the best of a bad bunch. Anyway, Lady is our 12 year old black labrador retriever. She is quite a character and never fails to make us laugh with her playful ways. Lady has quite a few allergies which means that she can’t play out all the time like other dogs. Most things you find outside agrivate Lady’s skin and have led to her needing to take piriton and having a few bald patches. Despite being a gun dog Lady is scared of Thunder and fireworks. Once during a thunderstorm she chewed through a door. Lady is always raring to go and loves a chew on a good tennis ball.
This is the the first cake in the Mary Berry’s 100 cakes and Bakes book. Simple but effective the Victoria Sponge cake is a timeless bake. This recipe is a particularly good one. My cake turned out very large and flat but this is a result of the mahoosive cake tins that I own. The recipe only called for Jam as a filling but I felt that a victoria sponge is not complete without some butter icing! A lovely bake and definitely my victoria Sponge cake of choice recipe from now on.
Today I made the Hairy Bikers Chinese Beef Curry. This was another recipe from their Asian Adventure book. The curry turned out fabulously. It was simple to make and easy to prepare for. The recipe was really easy to follow and this is something that I would definitely make again. I really felt that the addition of the soy sauce to the curry really set the whole dish off and made the dish perfect.
Today I made this little sheep for Benny’s birthday. I made it with glitter eyelash yarn and a cream DK yarn. The pattern was super simple and I made this in under an hour. I love the effect that the eyelash yarn has, it makes the sheep look really fluffy and combined with the DK makes the toy really thick and robust. I stuffed the toy with catnip and really hope that Benny likes it.
For tea today I made 5 minute pizza from the Hairy Bikers ‘The Hairy Dieters Eat For Life’ book. It was gorgeous. I loved the idea of using a tortilla wrap for a base, it was awesome and just like Dominos thin and crispy bases. This was such a quick make but so filling, a hugely successful recipe.
It was D-day for Sunderland in the League Cup final and whilst David headed to Wembley we went to the British Museum. We had a great time looking at all of the exibits, the size of some of the pieces owned by the museum is staggering. It’s hard to imagine that some of these artifacts once stood in a distant land and were transported back to the UK. The Greek statues are a prime example of this. As the match kicked off at 2pm we set up camp on the British Museum foyer floor and watched the updates role in. Gutted that Sunderland lost but they put up a good fight and did the supporters proud.
We have headed down to London to support Sunderland in the League Cup final. My husband has a ticket to the match but my little brother and I didn’t manage to get tickets so we are going site seeing. My brother has never been to London before so I took him to see all the major sites. We went to the tower of London, got the boat up to Westminster then walked up to Buckingham Palace. We saw thousands of other Sunderland supporters singing and chanting and even saw a policeman conducting them in song. The atmosphere was electric and absolutely amazing!
P.s. I saw this amazing cat artwork at Victoria Station.
Happy 15th Birthday to my beautiful little guy Spot! Gutted that I can’t spend the day with him as I’m in London but I hope he is having a fab day and I’ll give him a huge hug when I’m back.
David just came back from Spain and brought with him this rather beautiful bottle of Miss Dior. It smells gorgeous and the bottle is super cute too. Lovely present from a lovely husband.