Thursday, 24 April 2014

They do say it's the most important meal of the day - I skipped it for years and years!


Need Some Inspiration? Try Middle Eastern Dishes

Buttered Apricots with Almonds
What a delight Food on Friday: Middle Eastern turned out to be!  We did have a little confusion over what was Middle Eastern – but that just made it even more fun.
I've selected 6 dishes to feature out of the many great dishes (over 100).  To see more inspirational dishes just head on over to this Pinboard.
The pic at the top is of Buttered Apricots with Almonds by My Style of Recipes.



Buffalo Wing Hummus by I Sing in the Kitchen

Ginger Honey Cheesecake by Phong Hong Bakes


Wednesday, 23 April 2014

A punny sign - are you a chocoholic???

Bonkers by Jennifer Saunders

Bonkers is the perfect title for this memoir by Jennifer Saunders.  The book is delightfully bonkers in almost every way.  The quirky photos.  The hilarious self-deprecating humour.  The wayward chronology.  Breaking all the normal rules of memoirs.
But if you are a fan of either Saunders (Edina in AbFab) or Dawn French, you should read this as well as Dear Fatty by Dawn French 
Here are a couple of tiny extracts:
'So, dear reader, I will tell you all I remember, and embellish all that I don't.  For my publisher's sake I shall name-drop regularly and mention royalty as much as possible'

'I DON'T WANT TO BE LINKEDIN.  I have spent my whole life trying to be linked out.
I don't want to have to get there first, see it first, be the first to have it, know about it before anyone else.  It's like the news nowadays.  Why are they always reporting what people might be saying, what decisions might be made?  Why can't we wait?  We're not babies who need to be told that supper is nearly ready, or what' going to be on the next page of the book.  Shall we guess, children?
Everybody's leaking these days.
I know I certainly am, but maybe that's just my time of life.' 

Jennifer's humour shines through the book – including when she talks about being treated for breast cancer.  And she includes some enjoyable rants about stuff.