Author Archives: Mark

Shrove Tuesday


Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday came about because of Lent.  Traditionally families ate as much rich food as they could before fasting over Lent, and pancakes were easy to make from the four most common ingredients in a household – eggs, … Continue reading

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2011 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,700 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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Donate a cake for Christmas


I gave this Christmas cake to a local Ms Centre that does excellent work looking after people who suffer from multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.  They’re going to raffle it off to help raise some funds for the centre.  They’re … Continue reading

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The Wirral Food Festival


I’m really looking forward to this August Bank Holiday weekend, there is so much happening in and around Merseyside. The Mathew Street Festival will be in full swing in Liverpool with many local and international bands on stages throughout the … Continue reading

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Small steps, giant leaps


Firstly I’d like to offer apologies for not having written anything for some time, I’ve been having a few bouts of ill-health competing with a busy time at work in this recent financial climate. The good news is that I … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Taste of the Unexpected


For the past week and a half I’ve had my head buried inside the book ‘A Taste of the Unexpected‘ by Marc Diacono, published by Quadrille Books.  The title itself invites you into the book to discover what lies within but … Continue reading

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Stuffed chicken breast


I love chicken, you can cook it in so many ways and it’s used in so many cuisines.  I’m usually putting it into curries, fajitas or stir-fry and serve it with rice, pasta or potatoes but when I’m not making … Continue reading

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Life changing moments


Everyone has a point in their lives that has a dramatic impact on them.  It redefines who you are, what you do and how you live your life.  Some people experience the phenomenon on more than one occasion, in my … Continue reading

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Garlic Bread


It’s only really social if everyone partakes of garlic bread, just make sure you’ve a packet of extra strong mints handy for the day after as well. I love a nice piece of garlic bread, but I don’t like the … Continue reading

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BBQ Season is back


BBQ season is upon us, or certainly was the other weekend and I’m hoping for more hot weather to come.  Spring is in the air and the garden is starting to grow faster than I can trim it back.  It’s … Continue reading

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