Review of ‘Immies, Glummies & Beenies : A Tale of Baradoohn’ by Matthew Newell

Today’s post is a request from an author, sent via my blog! I was really flattered to receive a request and am pleased to be able to use my platform to promote new books from lesser known authors. This book is accessible via Kindle and as a paperback on Amazon. This book explores an alternateContinue reading “Review of ‘Immies, Glummies & Beenies : A Tale of Baradoohn’ by Matthew Newell”

Toad in the hole

Ingredients 12 sausages (meat or veggie) One large onion Dried thyme Salt and pepper to season 140g plain flour 4 large eggs 200ml of milk Vegetable oil Method Preheat the oven to 200degrees Heat up an oven proof dish with a little oil in. Crack the four eggs into a bowl and incorporate the flourContinue reading “Toad in the hole”

Review on ‘Troubled Blood’ by Robert Galbraith

This is the most recent book in the Strike detective series, written by J.K Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. I haven’t read any of the other Strike books and stumbled across this one as a result of recent publicity. After reading this, I will definitely be buying the other novels of the collection! It’sContinue reading “Review on ‘Troubled Blood’ by Robert Galbraith”

Recipe for sprinkle sponge

Ingredients 200g butter 175g caster sugar 1tsp vanilla essence 3 medium eggs 200g self raising flour 300g icing sugar 2/3 tbsp milk Multi-coloured sprinkles/hundreds and thousands Method Preheat the oven to 160degrees and grease your preferred baking tin. Cream the butter and sugar together until pale, light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at aContinue reading “Recipe for sprinkle sponge”

Review on ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ by C.S Lewis

A classic book that is a must read in my opinion! I actually got the idea to review this from a poster that I’ve recently bought with the ‘top 100 must read books’ on it! I’ve read the majority of ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ books of which there are seven, but this is probably theContinue reading “Review on ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ by C.S Lewis”

Lancashire hotpot

Ingredients (serves 4) 800g of lamb cut into chunks One large white onion 1tbsp plain flour 800ml beef stock 2 bay leaves A dash of Worcestershire sauce 1tbsp mint sauce (optional) salt and pepper to taste 2 large carrots (chopped) 3 large potatoes (sliced into relatively thin circles, you may need more depending on theContinue reading “Lancashire hotpot”

Review on ‘Othello’ by William Shakespeare

I thought I’d write a slightly different post today and tell you all about one of my favourite Shakespearean plays: Othello. This is less of a review and more of an analysis, similar to my post about my dissertation! Othello is a tragic play, about a black Soldier who marries a white Senator’s daughter butContinue reading “Review on ‘Othello’ by William Shakespeare”

Review on “The Haunting of Hill House” by Shirley Jackson

I’m not a huge reader of gothic horror texts but I read this book in one day, I was completely hooked! The Netflix adaptation of this doesn’t follow the plot of the novel at all, so if you have seen the series don’t worry, I happen to think the book is far better! Jackson’s textContinue reading “Review on “The Haunting of Hill House” by Shirley Jackson”

Recipe for Chinese chicken curry

The image I’ve used for this is the curry sauce from this recipe but using a crispy fried chicken rather than chicken breast. To make this you just need to fry your chicken pieces in oil after coating in egg and cornflour. Ingredients (serves four) 2 large white onions (one for the curry and oneContinue reading “Recipe for Chinese chicken curry”

Review of ‘milk and honey’ by Rupi Kaur

This is a text that was all over social media a couple of years ago, it’s a collection of poems written under four themes from ‘the hurting’ through to ‘the healing’. Some of the poems in this may be uncomfortable to read for some, but I think that’s exactly why they need to be writtenContinue reading “Review of ‘milk and honey’ by Rupi Kaur”