Recipes and cookbook

So here’s a post about a non-sewing topic. It’s all about cooking! I enjoy cooking and baking … and eating the home cooked goodies as well.

I have recently been spending time arranging some family favourite recipes into a recipe book. In order to make this something really special I have decided to also cook the recipes and photograph the finished product in the hope to create a book with delicious recipes and photos too.

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Mini Gingerbread People with choc buttons and skittles
Mini Gingerbread People with choc buttons and skittles

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Chocolate Caramel Slice
Chocolate Caramel Slice

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Family favourite - Choc Chip and Walnut Biscuits
Family favourite – Choc Chip and Walnut Biscuits

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Check out my Recipes – MadeByNomes page where I will be updating the recipes as I cook them.

Let me know if you have a favourite recipe you’d like me to cook. x Nomes

In the kitchen …

When I started this blog it was so I could share my sewing experiences but I also have another passion which would also fit into the Made by Nomes website– my adventures in the kitchen – such as cooking, baking, brewing.

I’ve recently been to a few summer BBQ’s and taken along what I now like to call “my rosemary and olive bread”.This bread is delicious and best served warm and with a little butter. I cant take full praise for the bread as I use a bread maker; but putting the correct quantity of vital ingredients in to the mix is very important.

I must also say that I have perfected my banana bread recipe. This is also a food my friends particularly enjoy.

banana bread
Banana bread with walnuts

I can’t say that it’s not stressful at times, like I can’t give burnt cake to guests, but it is fun and sometimes  a little explosive. Take my recent handmade ginger beer experience. The first 3 bottles were fine, we drank them within 2-4 weeks of brewing time, but the final 4th bottle I had slightly forgotten about in the garden shed, had been brewing for 5 weeks when it exploded after the hottest day of the year so far in London. When it exploded it  sounded like a gun shot, and it tipped over the bucket the bottle was contained in and blew off the bucket lid and continued to spill richly scented and sticky ginger beer over the shed floor.
Not to be put off, I have another batch of ginger beer fermenting at the moment. They have been in the shed since Saturday 9th July. It should be ready for tasting this weekend.

Be sure to check out my Recipes MadeByNomes page where I will be adding a few of my favourite recipes