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in the kitchen

Rosemary garlic bread

I’ve been meaning to attempt more bread recipes but I’m afraid my options are limited. Currently, I am stuck on dry active yeast based recipes but I do plan to start my sourdough ‘feeding’ that will able me to go for more bread baking options.The moment I saw the words ‘rosemary’ and ‘garlic’, I was sold. I love garlic bread, so I gave this recipe a go without hesitation. It’s an easy bread recipe albeit an impatient one. Start in the morning if you plan to have some for dinner because there’s a five hour wait with a step in between before you pop it in the oven. Some fuss, yes but worth it. I messed up the first loaf I put in the oven and wasn’t very happy with the result but the second one was heaven. Dipped in olive oil with a plate of tomato sauce spaghetti? Truly yummy.As you can see, this one flattened after I tried to cut it, mainly because I baked it with the grill on! Let’s hope I remember to not switch the grill on when I bake this again.

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in the kitchen

bread for beginners

I have finally conquered my fear of anything that involves yeast and have made my first bread. I can’t tell you how shocked I was to discover it looked good and tasted heavenly. Georgie and I devoured half of it before papa came home and we had more for dinner along with Camembert cheese.

This is the perfect bread to make if you’re short on time or a beginner. Nothing but

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in the kitchen

In the kitchen- spinach and chickpea sauté with fried bread toasts

Confession time: chickpeas= yuck! At least that is what I thought before trying this absolutely gorgeous delicious mouth-watering recipe. I was scouring PInterest when it just called to me! I love the addition of the fried bread toast but I will admit I wasn’t too impressed with the little bit more preparation time it needed. You have to chop up little bits of bread, use a food processor, keep the spices coming, etc… Actually that’s probably the reason it is so bloody good! Give this recipe a go because even if you don’t like chickpeas, you’ll still be impressed.

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motherhood

A resolution of sorts

Every night, before I nod off, I like to plan the next day in my head. I schedule appointments and chores if they are on the itinerary and then I concentrate on Georgie and activities we could do together. It only takes a few minutes and somehow it makes falling asleep much easier.

And then the New Year flies in and sleep doesn’t come easy. I find myself staring into space, willing my head and heart to come up with a bigger and broader plan. Yes, I’m talking about a resolution of sorts. Last year I promised to change some things I felt were holding me back and I am so glad I did. I NEED the same this year.  There’s so much I want to do, to achieve and to accomplish, my mind spins with excitement one minute but the next I am glued to the telly watching TV shows and chomping on popcorn. I think this slumped upset has to do with the fact that this year signifies a massive inevitable change in my life: Georgie will start pre-school in September. I feel THAT will be the time for resolutions. For now, I’ll stick to some basics, things I have been dreaming of for a while now. Listing them here on the blog, will hopefully make them more real, generate some excitement and bring clarity to my confused mind.

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