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31 August 2016

Blueberry Muffins


One of my favourite muffins is blueberry. A crunchy top and filled with messy blueberries is all I need to be happy. Well it's all I thought I needed. For those who follow other food blogs you have probably already made your way over to Smitten Kitchen. Deb's food is delicious.

 


I'm in back to school mode. September 1st means the start of the school year and a new school for me. I'll be teaching at a school about an hours commute away which means leaving the house at 630am and not getting home until 6/630pm. My solution to this is to be uber organise and have enough food with me to cover all meals and snacks except dinner. If I'm even more organised then I'll be able to have breakfast at home before I leave work.




Deb posted these muffins as the perfect blueberry muffin a few days ago. As someone who adores blueberry muffins, I decided to try them out. For once I stuck to the recipe!! The only difference is that I got 10 muffins instead of 9. I could probably have gotten 9 if I bad filled the cups even higher. 



As you can see I got quite sizeable muffins. Getting 9 would have meant slightly higher tops but I am happy with what I got. The recipe is here



Blueberry Muffins


One of my favourite muffins is blueberry. A crunchy top and filled with messy blueberries is all I need to be happy. Well it's all I thought I needed. For those who follow other food blogs you have probably already made your way over to Smitten Kitchen. Deb's food is delicious.

 


I'm in back to school mode. September 1st means the start of the school year and a new school for me. I'll be teaching at a school about an hours commute away which means leaving the house at 630am and not getting home until 6/630pm. My solution to this is to be uber organise and have enough food with me to cover all meals and snacks except dinner. If I'm even more organised then I'll be able to have breakfast at home before I leave work.




Deb posted these muffins as the perfect blueberry muffin a few days ago. As someone who adores blueberry muffins, I decided to try them out. For once I stuck to the recipe!! The only difference is that I got 10 muffins instead of 9. I could probably have gotten 9 if I bad filled the cups even higher. 



As you can see I got quite sizeable muffins. Getting 9 would have meant slightly higher tops but I am happy with what I got. The recipe is here



Blueberry Muffins


One of my favourite muffins is blueberry. A crunchy top and filled with messy blueberries is all I need to be happy. Well it's all I thought I needed. For those who follow other food blogs you have probably already made your way over to Smitten Kitchen. Deb's food is delicious.

 


I'm in back to school mode. September 1st means the start of the school year and a new school for me. I'll be teaching at a school about an hours commute away which means leaving the house at 630am and not getting home until 6/630pm. My solution to this is to be uber organise and have enough food with me to cover all meals and snacks except dinner. If I'm even more organised then I'll be able to have breakfast at home before I leave work.




Deb posted these muffins as the perfect blueberry muffin a few days ago. As someone who adores blueberry muffins, I decided to try them out. For once I stuck to the recipe!! The only difference is that I got 10 muffins instead of 9. I could probably have gotten 9 if I bad filled the cups even higher. 



As you can see I got quite sizeable muffins. Getting 9 would have meant slightly higher tops but I am happy with what I got. The recipe is here



03 August 2016

Rosemary chicken salad....with bacon

Last Thursday M and I headed up to Edinburgh for a wedding. Neither of us had ever been to a Scottish wedding before and some parts were definitely different to what we're used too. 



Our main breakfast each day was a choice between a full Scottish breakfast and a continental. Apparently fried bread is a thing in Scotland....wait... Fried everything is a thing in Scotland. Needless to say that we were craving vegetables and salad. Luckily I found this. We had it for dinner this evening and it was delicious. The only thing I would do differently would be to dress the leaves before they hit the plate. 

If you do one thing this weekend it should be to eat this 

06 July 2016

Birthdays come but once a year

Yesterday I watched as this years birthday cake was being made. The cake itself is a coconut cake with raspberry jam sandwiched between and lemon icing on top. Recipe for the cake is here


It doesn't look like much but it will be delicious. More detail will follow in a later post but for now let me leave you with this. 



27 June 2016

A long long time ago

in a galaxy far away, I stopped blogging for several years. My deepest apologies!

In a nut shell, teacher training was intense as was the first 4 years. I'm halfway through the 5th year and starting to wonder if this is really what I should be doing. So it's back to blogging!


Life in England is different to back Australia. Small towns don't provided the same opportunities as big cities but the also an advantage to this. I've been able to concentrate more of honing my crafts and focusing on the little things.

Like home grown strawberries.



Strawberries, custard and amaretti biscuits 


I made one of these yesterday with home grown strawberries. Whilst not as sweet as the ones from Sainburys, they were still delicious. Both here was made from scratch, I bought it all. The amaretti biscuits have lasted since last July in the pantry, making them a worthwhile purchase. 
The glass itself is from a tasting session with The Lakes Distillery. We had a taste of their vodka, gin and whiskey. I recommend checking them out if you can find them. 


10 March 2013

New starts and taking action

Taking that first step is always difficult. It is even more difficult when you have to take that first step more than once.

 About 3 years ago I was diagnosed with PCOS. I tried a variety of things and started to get in under control last summer. Everything fell apart last year health wise and I finally have a new path to go along. The short of it is, giving low gi a go properly, exercising at least twice a week and new drugs so that I can push a trip to hospital to later in the year.

I'm still planning on keeping this part of my life alive but, you can also find me over on tumblr. Just search for nellimay.tumblr.


The first step was awareness, next one is action. This week is all about action.