Month: August 2013

Marie Curie Walk Ten


I just wanted to let you all know that I am participating in the Annual Marie Curie Walk Ten in Dalkeith on the 31st of this month.

I am taking part with some friends, aswell as my mini man.

Marie Curie do fantastic work with people in the run up to their last days. They are hard working nurses and I would like to raise as much as I can to help them continue this for as long as they can.

So please, my lovelies, I would be grateful if you could spare a few pennies, every penny counts.

If you would like to sponsor myself and my mini man, here is the link to our Just Giving Page

Thanks so much x


Bargain Buy

Oh how I do love a bargain, or two!
Today was no exception.

I took the opportunity to have a semi peaceful trip to the shops. I say semi as I had Little Lady with me and boy, she can be anything but peaceful at times!

Back to the point of the post!
I decided to have a quick look in one of the charity shops, to see if anything, cookbooks in particular, (I seem to have quite an obsession with them) jumped out at me.

How pleased was I when I spotted these beauties when I first walked in.


And for the very bargain price of £2 each. I couldn’t believe my luck.
I tell you, there are some fantastic hints, tips and recipes in there.
I look forward to bringing you future blog posts on the recipes.

So thanks to who ever decided they didn’t need these in their kitchen, surely everyone needs Delia in there in some shape or form?
I know I need her every now and again!

What’s been a surprise bargain you have picked up?
I’d love to know 🙂

Little Chefs – Cornflake Crunch


Makes 8 pieces

225g milk or plain chocolate
3 tablespoons golden syrup
50g margarine
100g cornflakes

20cm shallow round tin

Grease your tin with a little margarine on a paper towel.
Grease inside well, but don’t leave a lot of butter on tin.

Break your chocolate into pieces in a large pan.
Add in the margarine and syrup.
Heat the pan on a low heat, stirring the mixture all the time.

Once the chocolate has melted, add in the cornflakes and stir well.
Making sure that the cornflakes are coated well with chocolate.

Spoon the mixture into your tin.
Smooth the top with the back of a metal.

Put the tin in the fridge so that the mixture sets. Should roughly take 2 hours.

Once set, get a grown up to use a sharp knife and cut into pieces.

Keep in an airtight container and eat within four days


Little Chefs – Marshmallow Crispies


Makes roughly 12 pieces

100g toffee
100g butter or margarine
100g marshmallows
100g rice Crispies

We used our square tin from pampered chef to set the mixture in.

Grease your tin with some butter or margarine on a paper towel.
Place your toffee in a plastic bag and break up with a rolling pin.

Put the toffee and butter into a pan.
Add marshmallows and melt them gently over a low heat.
Making sure you stir all the time.

When everything has melted and blended together, take pan off the heat and add in the rice Crispies.
Make sure they are evenly covered.

Spoon mixture into your tray and peas down gently with the back of a metal spoon.

Set mixture aside to set.

Once set cut into pieces.

keep these in an airtight container and eat within four days