Birthday Surprises

Today I’m not only 1 year closer to 30 but I’m also writing my 200th post. To celebrate my birthday Hubby surprised me, big style, with a beautiful cream KitchenAid mixer and a Global GS-3 cook’s knife. I’ve been hinting for a while that I would love a KitchenAid, but never in my wildest dreams did I think he would buy me one. It does explain why he has been doing a lot of overtime! Note, he did buy the version with the splash guard as I am renowned for the mess I make in the kitchen.

Other pressies include a lovely pestle & mortar, a Hotel Chocolat Goodie Bag, a cheque with the specific instructions “to spend on ingredients for kitchen experiments” and some vouchers so I can pamper myself in a few weeks time.

Now I decide what I’m going to make with it. I’m aiming to use it to make something that I’ve never been able to make before due to lack of posh mixer. I’ll certainly be consulting Nigella’s How to be a Domestic Goddess for ideas.

I’m still in shock!

I wrote my 100th post on 1st January 2008 and now I’m on my 200th. Since my last blog birthday some of my favourite posts include:

Homemade Butter

Rolo Cupcakes

Simnel Cupcakes

Cashew Chicken

Cream Tea

Paneer

Gin & Tonic Jelly



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