Me and my Disability: Six weeks living independently

Hi guys, I am so sorry that I haven’t been writing much, there’s just so much going on that I forget to update you both. I cannot believe I’ve been living alone for six weeks! So if you follow my Facebook page, you’ll know I’ve been having frequent spinal and hip flare ups which I’ve … Continue reading Me and my Disability: Six weeks living independently

Food: American style gooey cookies

Source: Ingredients: 200g unsalted butter, at room temperature85g light muscovado sugar85g golden caster sugar1 egg225g self-raising flour50g plain chocolate, 50-70% cocoa, roughly chopped50g white chocolate, roughly chopped85g natural colour glacé cherry, roughly chopped Method: Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Beat the butter, sugars and egg until smooth, then mix in the flour, chocolates … Continue reading Food: American style gooey cookies

Food: Candy Canes

Recipe from: Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 3 cups/21 ounces granulated sugar 1 cup/11 ounces light corn syrup 1/2 cup/4 ounces water, divided 1 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract 1 teaspoon red gel food coloring Optional: 1 teaspoon white gel food coloring Spray two rimmed baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Preheat your oven to 200 F. … Continue reading Food: Candy Canes

Food: Mary Berry’s Yule log

Ingredients For the chocolate sponge 4 large free-range eggs 100g/3½oz caster sugar 65g/2½oz self-raising flour 40g/1½oz cocoa powder For the chocolate ganache topping 300ml/½ pint double cream 300g/10½oz dark chocolate (around 35-40% cocoa solids), broken into small pieces For the cream filling 300ml/½ pint double cream, whipped To decorate icing sugar, for dusting a toy … Continue reading Food: Mary Berry’s Yule log

Writing: FREE Making Memories Christmas advent calendar printable

I got the idea from a friend of mine on instagram who's little girl has several disabilities and can't eat chocolate. Use this to keep the kids busy this Christmas! Right click to save the image, print out and have fun! You can gather supplies from most pound shops and recipes for the salt dough … Continue reading Writing: FREE Making Memories Christmas advent calendar printable

Cooking lesson – week one: Shortbread and Gingerbread

Today with my beautiful assistant Melanie I learned how to make Gingerbread and shortbread. I will say I only needed assistance cooking the gingerbread mix on the hob, putting the biscuits on trays and using the icing bag. Here's what you need to make the gingerbread: 40grams of unsalted butter 2 table spoons of ginger … Continue reading Cooking lesson – week one: Shortbread and Gingerbread

Food: Christmas tree decorations – Sugar cookies

Ingredients Cookies 2 3/4 c. all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. Kosher salt 1 c. unsalted butter 3/4 c. granulated sugar 1 large egg 1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract Sanding sugar, for decorating Royal Icing 3 large egg whites 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar 16 oz. confectioners' sugar Directions In large bowl, … Continue reading Food: Christmas tree decorations – Sugar cookies