Bank Holiday Foodiness and tags


I had all good intentions of this post being about the beautiful blueberry polenta cakes I made earlier, but my new silicone muffin tray decided that the cakes were far too nice to release from the moulds in one go. Cute little lopsided cakes with half of one side still stuck in the muffin tray doesn’t make good photos no matter how hard I try! The cakes were delicious and I’m going to have another go with them in a couple of weeks, hopefully they will work out more photogenic.

The Bank Holiday weekend has bought a bit of food craziness to the house. I’ve made some lemon and lime vodka as inspired by Serena at Rock Cakes while hubby has been making a pulley system allowing him to hang more meat to dry in the outhouse and is currently at his parents making a cheese press for his next project. I’m a bit sceptical that the cheese will work, but I’ll be interested to see the whole process in action. I don’t know what’s come over Hubby. He’s gone from the Vesta meal/cheap meat loving student I first dated to a chicken/pig hugging, local food, Hugh wannabe…not that I’m complaining.

I’ve been tagged quite a bit over the last few weeks, apologies if I have missed anyone out.

Firsty The Cottage Smallholder gave me a new twist for this tag.

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you.

I’m currently taking advantage of the Food section in my local library as frankly I have no room left on my bookshelves for any more foodie books. Amongst other foodie books I’m currently reading Toast by Nigel Slater.

The three sentences are:

“Stevie, my brother;s new girlfriend, was everything in the kitchen my mother was not. When she came over for the evening she would always cook something for my brother. She cooked greens that shone emerald on the plate”

I tag:
A Forkful of Spaghetti
Gourmet on a Grant
A Slice of Cherry Pie
Dinner Diary
Claire’s Cake Bake

Stressed Out Mum has also presented me with a You Make My Day award, for which I’m incredibly flattered. It’s difficult to choose any particular blogs out there as all make my day :)

To finish off this post, I’ve been tagged by Maria at The Goddess’s Kitchen and Nilmandra at Soy & Pepper Little Corner of Mine for a meme to write my Six Word Memoir.

Blue-eyed cake loving science geek.

I should tag, but I’m leaving the door open. Feel free to write your own six word memoir.



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