Thursday, 26 April 2012

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recent freebies; latest alternative to shopping on the internet.
 day 4 of whole30 - breakfast - turkey mince scotch eggs
rain, sun & filters = sparkles
or bokeh stars
hideous jumper progress, in natural light

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

D:

 small leak
small flood

Monday, 23 April 2012

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the start of a hideous jumper.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

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not the usual sunday breakfast.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

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 Soon to be my cousin's first concert & some teen nostalgia for me.
 Blickling Hall
 Hollow hedges.
 Amazing tea.




Friday, 20 April 2012

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running commences next week. when the rain stops.
 mmmm.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

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chickens!
 my best friend's wedding
when will it stop being so miserable??

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

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 Clarified butter.

 presents!
Treats before Whole30: chopped strawberries, flaked almonds, hazelnuts & organic dark chocolate.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

recipe: paleo rissoles



ingredients
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8oz cooked beef (or lamb, if you're that way inclined)
vegetables: at least 1 finely chopped small onion & 1 clove crushed garlic; I also use celery
2 level tsp chopped parsley (or mixed herbs/herb of choice)
1 small egg, beaten
1.5oz/40g ground almonds
touch of tomato puree
salt & pepper
butter/clarified butter/lard/coconut oil for frying

method
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1) put cooked meat into food processor, or grind through a mincer.
2) add finely chopped veg, egg, herbs, ground almonds, tomato puree & seasoning.
3) mix well.
4) shape into burgers (above quantities should make 6).
5) fry for around 5 minutes on each side, until browned & cooked through.

loosely based on a recipe by delia smith.

I use this two days after a roast, if there is meat still left over. I don't really weight anything, I just add things until they are the right consistency and it seems to work well enough. Delicious with a leafy salad, home made guacamole and the paleo herb buns that I mention frequently.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

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improvised cold frame.

Friday, 13 April 2012

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 growing season; spring has sprung/sprouted etc.

Picking up unfinished projects from 2007.
I don't know if this is how you actually make a rag rug, it seems to be working though.

Monday, 9 April 2012

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this was SO GOOD.
paleo herb buns {I used melted butter because I still can't face coconut oil in large quantities. They turned out much softer than I was expecting}, watercress salad & organic beef burgers made with finely chopped onions & celery.
[lets not go into detail about the sauces, I was being lazy]

Sunday, 8 April 2012

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i thought i liked my hair today but now i realise i really need to buy a comb and perhaps take more care when hacking at my fringe. oh well.
easter present. i'm not really sure tbh.

The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook
- I can't wait to start making things from this. I am excited about Dandelion salads of hope.

Friday, 6 April 2012

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 I should probably have a hangover label by now.

another paleo breakfast:
smoked back bacon, fried finely chopped veg (butter, onion, celery, mushrooms), eggs, seasoning, grated cheese.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

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today:
bought a chicken coop.
raided the library.