It’s been a rough year and for weeks now I’ve been highly excited about ringing in 2009 and saying good riddance to 2008. So much so, in fact, that I was rather taken aback when the below collage of this year’s blog pictures made me smile so much.
Lesson learnt: don’t let the grim blot out the great. :)
Hope you all have a wonderful time!
Love Wendy & Marco
With fun stuff though.
White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies (adapted from Ottolenghi)
100g salted butter, room temperature
1 tspn vanilla essence
60g caster sugar
60g soft brown sugar
1 egg, beaten slightly
80g plain flour
1/2 tpsn baking powder
1/2 tspn bicarbonate of soda
100g finely ground oatmeal
75g white chocolate, chopped into small pieces
100g dried cranberries
* This recipe makes at least 30 cookies. Dough keeps well in the fridge for a couple of days.
Promise Lucy one of these last year and never got the chance!
Bah. Not amused. I have a sore throat.
I could grumble and moan for some time about how unhappy I am about this but I have to admit there is a slight bright side: I have an excuse to eat one of my very favourite foods. Crisps!
I know that many people suffering from sore throats crave cooling, soothing ice-cream to ease their pain but I don’t. Scratchy foods make me feel better. Dry toast, crackers, cereal and, most of all, rough salty crisps.
The following root vegetable crisps are a little healthier than the average potato chip for not only are they made from a colourful selection of different vegetables, they are also oven-baked.
That means I can eat more, right? ;)
Root Vegetable Crisps
Selection of root vegetables (I’ve used carrots, parsnips, beetroot and turnip)
Vegetable oil (I used sunflower)