Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Exploring the Peak District: Castleton

 Hello there! A couple of weeks ago my parents came up north and spent a few days out in Castleton, which meant that I was able to drive out and see them for the week, and explore the area a bit more. I had driven through Castleton to get to Mam Tor, and had previously visited it as a child on holiday, but as I hadn't been back for a few years it was lovely exploring what it had to offer. As Tilly had come on holiday too, we did a lot of walking, and we were oh so lucky with the weather! As my trips posts always go down well, and I love reading other people's posts about the trips they've been on as it normally means I add yet another place I want to visit to my list, I thought I'd share with you some photos of our walks so that you might one day visit the Castleton area yourself!

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Saturday, 11 June 2016

Salmon and Cream Cheese Slice

 Hello there! It's been a while since my last cooking post, so I thought I would share with you a recipe  for a meal that I've been having a lot lately. I saw a video on facebook on how to create salmon wellington, and took this as the basis of my recipe, but used my own variant of ingredients. 

You will need:
-half a pack of ready made puff pastry (you can make your own but I find with puff pastry it's always easier to buy the ready made stuff! With the other half of the pack I made some sausage rolls)
-salmon fillet de-skinned 
-cream cheese of choice (I use Philadelphia)
-green pesto 
-lemon juice
-basil purée (optional)

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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

DIY Marbled Clay Dishes

 Hello there! Today I am back with another crafty DIY. I will share with you how to create these super easy and cute marbled clay dishes!


You will need:
-soft oven bake clay in white, one or two lighter shades of choice, and two or three deeper coloured shades
-greaseproof paper to protect surface
-ramekin or dish that is oven-proof
-knife to cut clay
-rolling pin (I used a washed out glass bottle to roll as I didn't have an old rolling pin that could be used on clay as I still want to use my rolling pin for food!)
-acrylic paint for the edge of the bowl (optional)

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