Patty’s Plaited Pain

No, not pain as in pain in the neck, but Pain as in French for bread. For those of you who are regular readers of this blog, firstly thank you for your support, secondly, you will know of my own “pain” I have had with my bread. For those who are reading this for the…

Surprises in Small Places

On Thursday we had to take a trip to Canterbury to meet the accountant to discuss how the “day to day” business was operating in its first year. All looks good, he was happy, we were happy, but during the meeting, and after being inspired by the vegetarian workshop the day before, I was distracted….

It’s All About FOOD!

Today has to rank as one of my perfect days. Forgetting about the issues that G has had to deal with while I have been out and about with staff, customers, clients etc. . . . My day has revolved all around food. From making, learning, eating and now as I blog my thoughts, watching…

A Lost Art

On Friday morning, after seeing the first light falling of snow, I decided to head out to a well known supermarket, the one with the orange logo and signage to pick up a few baking essentials, just in case the snow became heavy. Meeting me was a sight of utter chaos.. . . I had…

Bread – The Staff of Life

Those of you who me and know my baking will also know that bread is the bane of my life. I love the process of making bread, the measuring, the kneading, the fact that as the process happens, the bread becomes alive. Sadly for me, so far, no matter what process I adopt, my bread…

Procrastination & Fear

Not a title I guess many people expect to find on a foodie blog. But it is something that I have worked on for many years. I always find I leave important stuff to do until the last minute. I guess the “I like to fly by the seat of my pants” excuse only works…

Memories

As I sit at my desk, catching up with work for the Orchard Education businesses, the snow outside is evoking memories of my childhood. As soon as there was a sniff of snow anywhere in the country, my nan would go into an almost panic mode. Off she would run to the shops with her…

A Reminder

Today was spent away from The Muddy Kitchen Floor kitchen. Apart from cheese on toast this evening whilst watching country file, no cooking has happened at all. But today has still featured food. Quite a lot of food, and friendship, and good times. We spent nearly all of this cold winters afternoon, cosy, in a…

Oh Such a Perfect Day

You know those days, they are not planned, they just sort of happen. I woke with a feeling of needing to bake. I wanted to make some scones, I’ve never actually been able to make them before, but my “zen” mind took over and I knew today I would give them a go. The day…

Stubborn Rice part 2

A quick update on the rice pudding saga of yesterday. Having spent the rest of the evening willing my rice to swell and absorb the sweet milk, I have to admit failure. Sadly, the marriage of rice and milk failed to materialise. I hate throwing food away, especially as this morning on the radio I…

How Something so Simple ………

.. . . . . . . . .Can go so incredibly wrong. Tonight, I was going to blog about eggs. I had been thinking about it all day, planning my words, my route into the journey of egg, looking forward to my down time where I could sit, type and lose myself in my…

A Bright Pink Silicone Cake Pan

It has been a busy day today at the Muddy Kitchen Floor kitchen. We had a surprise visit from an old friend, during the big clean and tidy up, which was A good excuse for a cup of tea and a catch up. I always think that January is a great time to clear out…