Thursday, 30 April 2015

On Our Plates.

I always find it interesting to see what people have been cooking up.
It's kind of weird I know, but I'm interested in (and love making) good food...I guess I kind of live voyeuristically through other peoples delicious plate fulls.
I've been cooking up some rather tasty meals this week (even if I do say so myself) and I somehow managed to remember to take some pictures of said tasty meals before eating them all up.

My lunch of choice this week has been radishes on toast. Super simple and super frugal ( I love mine thinly sliced on buttered toast with lots of salt and pepper.)

I'm rather proud of myself for this one: A Beetroot and Caramelised Onion Tart. I was super pleased with the pastry, just a basic shortcrust pastry recipe but with some rolled oats and grated carrot in it. I'm not going to lie, after eating it I felt wholsomely smug.

Cauliflower features regularly in our midweek supper's normally in the form of Cauliflower Cheese (I don't mean to blow my own Cauliflower Cheese is a thing of makes me feel like a grown up every time I make it because I don't need a recipe to make the cheese sauce.)

We've generally got a cake on the go in this house. It saves us money because we don't run out to the shop for a bar of chocolate or a sweet treat in the evening. This weeks bake was a Chocolate & Vanilla Marble Cake...delicious (despite our 'hotter than the sun' ovens attempts at sabotage)

Whats you're favorite recipe to cook? 
Well...I reckon that's about me done. Hope you found it at least marginally interesting.
Until next time!

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

It Goes A Little Something Like This....

I'm not sure how this will pan out.
I mean to try and post here regularly, show you all what I'm working on, tell you a bit about me, it might end up being interesting or it might not...anything could happen.

So....lets have a go then (in my head i can hear a boxing referee ringing the bell 'DING! DING! Round Two...or three...or four...the lady in the right corner with the short hair as tried and failed so many times at this blogging business I've lost count of how many times I've rung this stupid bell')

My name is Bex, Im 29 in 34 days.
I live in Cheltenham with my fella (he's called Arthur and he has a beard) and our cat (she's called Lola and she doesn't have a beard....but she has got whiskers).
I work in Cheltenhams best independent cafe, It's called Cafe Moochoo (the cakes are truly delicious there)
Knowing how to make things is really important to me, from knowing how to make an omelette through to knowing how to knit socks. 
I'm constantly fascinated by traditional techniques and where possible I try to make things using them. I sell the things I make with these age old techniques under the moniker Ampersand Commodities.
I use Instagram a lot...some would say too much. 
I also pin about on pinterest quite a bit.

I'm hoping to bodge together some sort of timetable/ routine to this blogging adventure...In the mean time here's some pictures of my work.