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Married to my soulmate with 2 beautiful girls,and our English Springer Spaniel, Suki. Living a country life in Cambridgeshire, whilst baking, gardening, and photographing our daily lifes, where they find a place on my scrapbook pages.

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Yikes.....thursday already!

blogged by me domestic goddess On 10/02/2008 12:58:00 PM
Where in the world have I been?. Nowhere to be honest, just busy creating in the kitchen and my studio. I am teaching next week at Swindon and have been finalizing my classes, as well as putting the finishing touches to my Bad Girls projects, which is now live.... go quick, as alot of the kits are already sold out!!

I am very excited that I have actually made my first jam and my first chutney. Its a giggle in this house, that when we moved I was going to go green and organic. Well I hav'nt quite made it completely but we are still giving it a good go. Earlier in the week we went blackberry picking to make crumble and jam to go with all the Bramley apples we picked. I made a gorgeous blackberry and apple jam, and am also pleased with it, I have actually given some jars away!. I also made the most delicious green tomato and apple chutney. My poor toms never turned red, but they made an awfully good chutney. I shall share...

Green Tomato and Apple Chutney

2 pounds (1 kg) green tomatoes, chopped
2 pounds (1 kg) tart apples, peeled and chopped
1/2 pound (250 g) onions, chopped
1 pound (500 g) raisins
3-3/4 cups (750 g) light brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons black peppercorns, crushed
2 Tablespoons coarse salt
2 garlic cloves
3 cups (700 ml) white wine vinegar

Chop all the ingredients and place in a large stainless steel pan, add 6 tblspoons of the vinegar, cook on a low heat. keep adding the vinegar slowly during cooking. Simmer for a bout 45mins - 1hour until you have a nice thick consistency.

When thick transfer to sterilized jars.

This chutney is gorgeous served with mature cheese, like my lunch yesterday, mmmm or with good thick cut ham!


As I mentioned earlier, Bad Girls Studio 54 October kit, is live. I am always blown away by Wendy's mix of papers, and this month is no exemption. You would never believe all these layouts came from the same kit!

Here is a sneak of my dimension class for the Swindon workshop next Saturday. I hope you enjoy ladies!

By the way, is anyone watching "The Family" on channel 4? I am sooo hooked. I am loving the Dad, and the girls dancing last night, looks like a episode from our house!
And I cannot believe that Jane has just turned 40!!!!! I would be glad to look half as good as her at 40, which is next year, if anyone is wondering!

Off to grab some lunch, cheese and chutney, hehehe, and go create!
Thanks for stopping by

Anna x

9 Response to 'Yikes.....thursday already!'

  1. Sara Said,'> 4:06 PM

    Wow - load's of fantastic lo's from one kit!
    I made Nigellas strawberry jam this year - it's always a hit in this house and I make green tomato chutney from my Nana's old recipe!


  2. suebaru Said,'> 4:24 PM

    Love your LO's,and don't worry,you'll be fab at 40 ;) !


  3. Sandie Said,'> 6:09 PM

    WOW you have been busy hun! Love your BG layouts, so different but so gorgeous too. The chutney sounds delicious, where do you find the time to do all this!!!


  4. angela Said,'> 7:54 PM

    wow! that's a lot of layouts! and they don't look like the kit was matchy either.

    just popped over from SIS to say hi!


  5. Mary B Said,'> 8:00 PM

    Sneak Peek looks good Anna can't wait really looking forward to the day.


  6. Rachel Said,'> 9:10 PM

    Oh Anna... this post is superb. I see your talent oozes into the kitchen too?? LOL

    LOVE your creations this month with the BG kit, especially the picture framed one!



  7. lyzzydee Said,'> 10:22 PM

    You have been a busy bee!! I like the look of the chutney!


  8. Anonymous Said,'> 2:04 PM

    You are so amazing! You make awesome jam and chutney AND are a scrapbooking Goddess. I'm in awe....and awefully jealous. How do you find the time?


  9.'> 2:11 PM

    yummy chutney!! even yummier layouts!