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Sara Mottram

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2012-02-29

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A teacher for 20 years before giving it up to find 'me'
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  • I'm coming back...
    on Aug 27, 2014
    ...I know I've said so before, but this time I'm ready to get back in the saddle so to speak!I'm thinking of taking the blog in a slightly different direction, still cooking, recipes and foodie things, but possibly with some house'y' bits and pieces...
  • You may not believe this...
    on Feb 21, 2013
    ...but I have about 5 posts in draft form that just need finishing off for you guys...I will try to get them done in the next week or so...just in time to start some Easter goodies...Thanks for all your continued viewing even with out all the picture...
  • Roasted Stuffed Pork Loin...
    on Oct 27, 2012 in mains pork
    This is a really Autumnal feeling kind of dish...It's tasty, uses few ingredients and o top of all that, it's quick enough for a midweek dinner...I got the recipe from a magazine somewhere, sometime, but can't find the original, so am wondering if it...
  • Stuffed Aubergines...
    on Oct 27, 2012 in veggie night mains
    So after a bit of a break in transmission...the last recipe I posted was way back in August...so almost 3 months ago...I decided to get my butt in gear and get posting...I have 6 recipes all waiting o have photos edited and words typed...so...
  • Ooops!!
    on Sep 4, 2012
    It appears the missing photos are most likely (ok definately) my fault...I was clearing up my albums on my mobile, and seem to have deleted my Picassa Web albums linked to the blog...so now need to go through and reinsert them all!!! In all 170 odd p...
  • Please be patient...
    on Sep 4, 2012 in announcement update
    ...I am having a few photo issues with Blogger right now...and although you can read the recipes, none of the picture-by-picture steps seem to be showing!!!Have tried to contact Blogger, but no reply or reason as yet...in fact I had to delete and rel...
  • 11th Birthday cake part 2......a "Tatty Teddy" Cake...
    on Aug 3, 2012 in baking cakes and cookies Birthday
    As the older of the 2 Smallish Ones has a birthday that falls in the Summer Holidays, we always celebrate twice...once with friends...and cake number 1...and once with family...on the actual day...and of course, this means a second cake...Click to re...
  • Mini Victoria Sandwiches...
    on Jul 30, 2012 in baking cakes and cookies
    I treated myself to a new tin a while back from the fab Lakeland (one of my fave stores!!) and have only just gotten around to trying it out!! Click to read more »...
  • Prawn and Courgette Curry...
    on Jul 30, 2012 in curry fish and seafood Indian
    This recipe is an old one that I got from Good Food Magazine last Summer, and had forgotten about until fancying a prawn curry the other day!!It is great for using up a glut of courgettes...and is a lighter, Summery curry...this recipe serves 2, but...
  • Summery Chicken Pesto Pasta...
    on Jul 30, 2012 in speedy supper chicken pasta
    ...I found this recipe in one of the many foodie magazines that I enjoy reading...and thought it would be ideal as a quick, no-fuss, summery supper dish...and one that (potentially) we would all enjoy...Click to read more »...
  • Pork Mince Keema...
    on Jul 15, 2012 in curry mains pork
    Lisa Faulkner style...I got around to making another dish from Lisa Faulkner's book the other day, a Keema style Lamb curry that is mild enough for the whole family, but adaptable if you fancy it with a little (or a lot) more heat!!!Click to rea...
  • I'm in a magazine...
    on Jul 2, 2012 in magazines sewing pillow mat
    ...This Months issue of Making Magazine to be precise...they have a reader's makes section every issue and I'm in there with the Pillow Mat I made!! It's quite hard to see, but I'm there at the very bottom of the right hand corner...!
  • A Giant Cupcake for an 11th Birthday......I took my inspiration for this cake from Jo Wheatley's great new book "A Passion for Baking"...and a variation can also be found on Jo's Blog, "Jo's Blue Aga"...I got the book a month ago as a belated birthday prese...
  • Nigella's Saffron Chicken Pilaf...
    on Jul 2, 2012 in rice mains chicken
     The week before last I was feeling down with the terrible weather we've been having this "Summer" so was flicking through some of my cookbooks looking for something light and Summery to cheer me up, and I came across this...Click to r...
  • Wrapped and Stuffed Chicken Breasts...
    on Jun 27, 2012 in mains chicken
    ...and I have to say right away they were delicious!! No beating about the bush with these, all of us devoured them...yup, that's right ALL of us (including the 2 Small Ones!!!). Click to read more »...
  • Marbled Cheesecake Brownies......a little square of chocolatey cheesecake heaven...Now all us here at Sew Appetising love a brownie of three!! But we also quite like a decent bit of cheesecake too...so what could be more perfect than a sneaky combo combining both?Click to read mo...
  • Parma Ham Wrapped Cod...
    on Jun 16, 2012 in fish and seafood mains
    ...this has been on my list of "to cook" recipes for a while now, and I finally got around to it last night!!Click to read more »...
  • Herman the German...the Strawberry and Dark Chocolate one......as I mentioned in the previous post about my Lemon Drizzle Herman, I am determined to be a bit adventurous with my Herman Friendship Cakes...I have to date tried 4 flavours...my favourites being the original and the Lemon Drizzle...but this one co...
  • Herman the German...the Lemon one......I was determined to try something a bit different with my next Herman starter...and after a few hours going through all the sites with recipes for all the varieties already tried I decided upon a classic Lemon Drizzle Herman as experiment number 1...
  • Chewy Cereal Bars with a "Tweak"...
    on Jun 12, 2012 in tray bake baking cakes and cookies
    ...a while ago I posted the recipe for my home-made Chewy Cereal Bars...which are lovely (even if I do say so myself) and get made every other week in our house!!! But I decided enough was enough..I needed to have a little play around with the idea..

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