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Monday, 26 March 2012

Hellooooooooo......................

Well anyone would think i had nothing to Show and Tell lol but it's more a case that i just haven't. I have been toying with the idea of finishing blogging because well you wonder if anyone stops by and reads what you have to say. I know i have been at this a while now and have 40 followers but we all have stuff going on and our own blogs to keep up with so....


Anyway i had a busy weekend, well Sunday morning really baking and making and here is a little of what cam about....


Here are my Tangy Lemon Slices, which i have made before but haven't since and in a bid to choose some baking favourites made again. From what i recall the last time i thought it was way too lemony so i reduced the mls of lemon to 100ml from 125ml but i used lemon out of a bottle whereas the last time i suspect it was fresh. So having reduced it my palette is telling me it's not lemony enough lol so next time i think I'll go for 100ml of fresh lemon juice and see if that works better.


Next on my agenda were some Choc Chip Cookies....




These are some of my favourite cookies and are a spin off of Lorraine Pascals Choc Chip Cookies. If you have her book follow the recipe but i swapped brown sugar for golden caster, milk choc chips for white choc chips and 30g of cocoa for 30g of vanilla pudding (instant whip/custard powder) and added 30g of toasted coconut, they are scrummy delish :)


Also on my to do list was to try making some scrub...hand or body so i adopted a recipe from Local Kitchen I followed her recipe for Lavender Sea Salt scrub BUT i switched sea salt for caster sugar as it was finer, added the same amount of Lavender essential oil because i had it in the house, used grapeseed oil (same quantity) as grapeseed was always suggested as a carrier oil for essential oils when i did an aromatherapy course, added some lavender buds because, yes i have a whole bag load of them from a while back. I mixed it as suggested and left it to settle while the jar sterilised in the oven. I am no expert and have scoured lots of sites for different mixtures and read some comments about bacteria in the jars, i am using a measure (baking type) to scoop out my scrub so i don't put my hands in and plan on enjoying it rather than leaving it on the shelf and so far i love the way it looks, smells and feels so fingers crossed. I shall be experimenting with other ideas and hope that by Christmas i have it well and truly sussed and will add it to my present ideas list :)


So what did your weekend consist of? Please say hi and share your thoughts :)

3 comments:

Selina@CreativeJuicesDecor said...

my mouth is just watering looking at the lemon slices dessert! thanks for your comment on my blog :-)

Tina Faghy said...

I can see my diet is going to be in trouble here...but it all looks lovely and so worth it!.x

Heather {The Lovely Cupboard} said...

The lemon slices look wonderful! I am a sucker for anything citrus.

Thanks for stopping by "my place" today.