Ring the Pancake Bell - Salmon Oat Pancakes

So turns out there is such a thing as a Pancake Bell which is rung to call people to confession. I have a confession and it has something to do with a slight obsession with pancakes. I am spoiling you with two pancake recipes for you to cook on Tuesday. One savoury and one sweet, in my effort to cater for all tastes. I have taken the pancake level up a notch and there's a recipe for a Mille Crepe Cake, which is just a little bit tasty. Before that though, these Salmon Oat Pancakes are perfect to start your day the right way! Ingredients 6 eggs, whites only 300g cottage cheese 100g oats 100g smoked salmon 1 tbsp chopped chives 4 tbsp crème fraîche 1 squeeze lemon juice Putting it all Together

Life in February

Reading Hold Back the Stars - Katie Khan The Vanishing Year - Kate Moretti Watching Legion - I wish this show was on Netflix so I could binge watch! I am so excited every week for a new episode which is a sign of a good show! Emerald City - This take on the Wizard of Oz is unfolding nicely, bringing the format into the 'now'. It has a few familiar faces and seems to have a better budget than I originally thought. Easy nostalgia watching on a Wednesday evening. Wearing Black Jeans - It turns out that even though I have a new job in the city and I thought I would need to dress like a 'city type,' it is super laid back in the office and so I have just been living in my jeans which is fine with

Put Away Those Fiery Biscuits!

Sometimes all you need in life is a cup of tea and a biscuit, especially when it is so cold outside and you just need to stay inside warm, with the smell of biscuits baking in the oven. These Ginger and White Chocolate Florentine biscuits are so gorgeous and the ginger is perfect for fighting those colds, although with the warmer weather hopefully all the illness will back away! Ingredients 50g butter 50g golden syrup 50g demerara sugar 50g plain flour 50g pistachios 50g stem ginger in syrup, drained and chopped 200g white chocolate Putting it all Together Preheat the oven to 180c/160 fan and line a tray with baking paper. Add the butter, sugar and syrup and melt over a medium heat, stirring

One True Love - A Wedding Dress Story

I was talking to my friend who is getting married later this year and she was panicking about finding her dress. Not even about finding a dress, but about all the ones she would have to try on before finding her perfect dress. Would she look awful in them? Would the people she had taken along with her judge? What if they didn't like the one she picked? Another friend of mine who is also getting married later this year took a very different approach to finding her wedding dress and took herself along to the shops, with no friends or family accompanying, tried on some dresses and found her dress. All very low key. Personally I couldn't understand this, 1. I felt like I needed the opinions of o

Taste the Rainbow

Let's face it, when the new year comes around we all want to be trying to be our best selves and that includes eating healthier and trying not to think about the kilos of cheese that we ate at the end of the previous year. This is a recipe for Frozen Rainbow Yoghurt Slices, a healthy way to get all your five a day, whilst still tasting sweet enough that the 'New Year Diet' doesn't feel too arduous. They take a couple of minutes to prepare and a couple of hours to freeze so a recipe you can make before bed and eat the moment you wake up. Plus they look so pretty you wouldn't be able to help yourself even if you tried! Ingredients 130g blueberries 1 mango diced 5 strawberries 3 cups of plain

Bullet Journalling - Getting Started & Impressions

So this post is really only going to attract those who are super organised and love a list! I first heard about Bullet Journalling last year when Buzzfeed posted this article but didn't try it because a) I thought it was a lot of hype and didn't really want to join the bandwagon and b) it was mid year and I couldn't stand the thought of starting a new journal/diary not in January! However as 2017 rolled around I thought I might look into it again and so dutifully bought myself a new journal and eagerly awaited it's arrival so I could get started. They say that the best journal to use is the LEUCHTTURM one as it has dots for easy grid drawing/keeping straight lines but I didn't want to pay ov

Friday Night Kebab

One of my favourite things in the world is a 3am kebab. The crunch of the cabbage, the garlic sauce, the meaty slivers of goodness. Except it isn't really filled with goodness, even if you try and convince yourself that if it has lettuce and tomato in it, it must be healthy right? I have a big fear that when we eventually move out of the city there is not going to be a kebab shop around the corner. Ok, so I won't be going out until 3 in the morning either but I'd like the option! So this got me thinking, can I make a kebab meat that feels like the real thing so I can get my fixes even if it isn't from a rotating cylinder of meat? I am going to show you how and you can thank me later. Honestl

Life in January

Reading Maestra - L.S.Hilton The Handmaidens Tale - Margaret Atwood Watching The Halycon - This ITV show set in WWII is just my cup of tea. The music wants to make you dance and the glamour even in times of hardship draws you in. Charmed - An oldie but a goodie! I have been re-watching all of Charmed, and I'm currently on Season 7. I love going back to shows that you have watched before, there is something familiar and comforting about them. Wearing Bobble Hats - I have invested in not one but two bobble hats to take me through the winter! I like to shake my head from side to side. Big Scarves - SO many scarves, I love winter because it gives me an excuse to wear all of the layers and cover