Archive for April, 2013

Foodie Penpals April 2013


This month’s package comes from the lovely Steph – thanks, it’s fab! Check out her blog – it’s awesome 🙂

Lovely dark chocolate

chocolate and spice tea

slim-line popcorn (my snack today)

a pot of porridge oats

freeze dried raspberries (had some in porridge this morning with some vanilla)

home-made vanilla essence (very subtle)

a miniture of Cointreau

Rose water

baking powder.

I have designs on the porridge oats, chocolate and Cointreau for over-indulgent porridge at the weekend…


Notable absence – sorry!

Hey all!

I have been pretty absent recently. Sorry about this – I’ve been working on my new blog. I’ve set myself the challenge of loosing 12lb in advance of our holiday in September. I’d like to be able to not spend the whole time looking like a sweaty whale! 

My plan is to do a bit more baking, now that the diet is mostly on-track – maybe work on a few ‘healthy’ recipes. I got a jar of hazelnut butter on the cheap today, and I’m quite keen to try it out in some brownies or similar 🙂 Suggestions very welcome!

Interestingthymes blogiversary – 1 year old today!

Interestingthymes and theyuppiebaker are 1 year old today – huzzah! Coming on up on 4,000 blog views, too 🙂 Thank you to all my followers and casual viewers for your interest and kind comments, it has really meant a lot to me.

The past year has had its ups and downs, but one year on I have had a lovely Easter break with my lovely partner, doing practical stuff, spending time with friends, and recharging. Perfect.

I hope you have all had a restful Easter weekend, and here’s to lots more baking in year 2!

Theyuppiebaker x

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