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Stained Glass Cookies

Ingredients for Stained Glass Cookies 110g unsalted butter 65g icing sugar 1 medium egg 3 tsp vanilla extract (almond/coconut if you prefer the taste!) 220g plain flour (plus a little extra for dusting/rolling) 12-15 boiled, coloured sweets Cookie Cutters – same shape in two different sizes 2-3 WELL greased/lined baking…

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TRADITIONAL BONFIRE NIGHT PARKIN – WHOLEMEAL

TRADITIONAL BONFIRE NIGHT PARKIN – WHOLEMEAL Traditional Bonfire Night Parkin is a customary bake from Lancashire to celebrate/commiserate (however you want to look at it) Guy Fawkes’ failed attempt at blowing up the houses of parliament – Guy Fawkes was from Lancashire. It’s traditionally eaten on the 5th Nov while…

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BakingBright – Halloween Style

By BakingBright Healthy Halloween Baking – Pumpkin & Maple Syrup Loaf (no butter, no refined sugar, wholemeal) Time for some healthy Halloween baking but also something that is still scrummy. This is a waste not, want not sort of bake. So many of us buy a pumpkin, carve a spooky…

The Crypt Keeper – Halloween Makeup Tutorial

THE CRYPT KEEPER Hello again! Its even closer to “that time of year again” Today I am going to show you a very creepy, easy and effective Crypt Keeper look. Ready for trick or treating with the kids, a Halloween party or just to freak a friend out with! Here…

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SCRUMMY SPIDERS – Halloween Biscuits

Ingredients for Halloween Biscuits – Scrummy Spiders 110g unsalted butter 65g icing sugar 1 medium egg 2 tsp vanilla extract (almond/coconut if you prefer the taste!) 220g plain flour (plus a little extra for dusting/rolling) 60g dark chocolate for melting (or a black icing gel pen) a mixture of giant…

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Lucy Light – Theatre N16

What I’m about to say will sound deceptively simple…but it’s worth it all the same. Lucy Light has a demographic. I am that demographic. By hook, by crook or by Atomic Kitten, the playwright Sarah Milton had me at go. The tide was high. I grew up in Australia, but…

Homemade HobNobs

Ingredients for Homemade HobNobs 140g Wholemeal Flour (plus extra for dusting) 60g oats 1 tsp baking powder 50g caster sugar 90g unsalted butter (at room temperature and cubed) 2-3 tbsp milk (any sort) 100g chocolate (of your choice)  A 2 1/2 inch round cookie cutter (or top of a glass…

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Winning In Vegas

Ahhhh Las Vegas. Party central, hook-up heaven…and hangover hell. Never, I repeat, never book an early flight to leave Vegas. You will suffer from major anxiety, you will smell like booze and you will count every sorry minute till you get back to the comfort of your little apartment and…

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What to Do When You Need A Second Job

What To Do When You Need A Second Job? Living in these modern times can be overwhelming as most of us strive for professional success and a happy family life. Achieving work-life balance is not easy and in cases when people need to find additional sources of income, it may…

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Raspberry and Almond Smoothie

Raspberry and Almond Smoothie Recipe Raspberries are an excellent source of vitamin C which is also a powerful natural antioxidant. Consumption of fruits rich in vitamin C helps the human body develop resistance against infectious agents, counter inflammation, and help protect against harmful free radicals. They are also rich in…

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BOOM – Theatre Review

“Different.” — An older gentleman’s pronouncement, in that quiet moment between applause and exit. In theatre, we have the magic of a dream; a world creating and dissipating in front of our eyes. boom, by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, explodes with vigorous wackiness. This is the dream where your boyfriend tells…

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Wrestle Mania

Wrestle Mania 2017 I am not a wrestler. I don’t want to be a wrestler, though I do like a good roll around in the bedroom and occasionally like it a bit rough…this guy took it to the next level though and I have the marks to prove it. It…