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Matty2

I suppose I could paint the downstairs loo - been waiting to do it for a year - but then again, perhaps not

Fairygirl

Actually - on second thoughts- youngest daughter's friends coming round soon. 4 teenage girls discussing boys and nail varnish etc, - washing pots is looking increasingly attractive...

Matty2

Fairy  Been there etc

Bunny ...

geoff you can do the painting, we will sit here and drink hot choc supervising

 

boy talkwhat are boys ...

Fairygirl
Bunny..in..spring.. wrote (see)

geoff you can do the painting, we will sit here and drink hot choc supervising

 

boy talkwhat are boys ...

They're not worth bothering with....but Paul Hollywood's on AT show just now if you want some 'eye candy'!!!!

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Fairygirl

I need to get out more........

Paum hollywood is indeed attractive and so are his recipes on his new Bread show. 

As for washing pots, I cheat and do it indoors when OH isn't looking.  he's playing golf tomroorw - yes, I know, barking - so I can get some done without him fussing about teh sink and the drains and the dishwasher if I use that too.

Naughty Obxx

Bunny ...
Hmmmm that's a good idea ..indoors ...warrrrrrrrm too . my OH works here from home doubt he would notice though

I should've kept schtummmm re the lack of snow...it's snowing now. We have packed in for day and settled by the fire .

Yes I made his bloomer the other day, was very nice I must say . Looking forward to next programme . I have one of his books I leave it on island so his eyes can inspire me
figrat

Hah! I use my dishwasher for washing irritating little palstic pots, modules, rootrainers etc. But not with household stuff.

Doubt whether there'll be much gardening on the agenda this weekend  with this ghastly weather...

Niece's birthday on Sunday so traipsing over Dartmoor for family Sunday lunch. She'll be 14 (I think) and loves cooking and baking, reminds me so much of myself at that age. When they were all over  here the other week for Sunday lunch her eyes opened wide as saucers when she whipped the cream in my Kenwood. So I've donated most of the money towards one of these for her.


 Which will match their Aga.

Bunny ...
Ooooohhhhhh lovely , they're brilliant
Fairygirl

You're making me jealous! I use a very basic hand mixer but it does the job. Thinking of making a bara brith this weekend but I'll end up eating it all. It's the same with scones. Maybe if I go an extra long walk... who am I kidding -  I'd need to do west highland way again if I start on the baking I'm afraid. I daren't get Mr Hollywood's book - I'd get nothing done at all!! Obelixx- you ARE very naughty! 

I also have dyslexic fingers.  Sorry about all the typos.

While OH is out I shall pot on my tomato and chilli seedlings in the kitchen where it's warmer than the garage.    I can soak and clean pots while I'm at it.

I have a cranberry and pistachio chocolate brownie cake in the oven for tonight's dance club committee meeting.  I've told OH I need a Kenwood or a Kitchen Aid soonest.   At the mo I have to make do with a hand held mixer and a food processor, depending on what I'm making.

Bunny ...
Mmm cake sounds nice , I made an olive oil choc cake other day, rich so rather indulgent I have a mixer but not a fancy one , does the job and does take to work out of the arm rather than the hand mixer , had dough hooks too and worked for my bread .... Trouble is eating everything

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figrat

You will not look back! I inherited Bloke's mother's Kenwood last summer, don't do too much fancy baking, but now make all my own bread, and it's just....fab!

Hope niece appreciates it.

OH's mum had a 25yr old Kenwood that needed fixing so I wasn't allowed it when she died.   I live in hope of a proper jobby in the sales one day.

The recipe is here if anyone wants it - http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1879/cranberrypistachio-brownies I fold in th epistachios rather than messing about with layering and i've done it with frozen (thawed) morello cherries when I couldn't get fresh cranberries.   There's a cracking recipe for chocolate raspberry brownies on that site too and not to heavy on the calories.

figrat

Right now calories sound good.

Bunny ...
I've bookmarked it thanks wonder if frozen thawed blueberries would work ...
figrat

Well I have an embarrassing confession to make.