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Halloween 2011

Posted on 29th October 2011 in Dhruv Baker/ halloween/ pumpkin carving

Today is pumpkin carving day, I try not to get too involved as I find the smell turns my stomach…. So after much bragging 😉 from @DhruvBaker1 about his pumpkin carving skills we decided to follow suit and buy a kit from @WaitroseUK to ‘aid’ us with the carving process!

While the boys were knee deep in pumpkin guts I decided for the first year ever to try roasting pumpkin seeds. I had a look at some recipes on google an discovered that people seemed to either go for sweet or savoury options. I decided to go for a simple in between version which included butter, brown sugar, salt and ground pepper.

I separated the seeds from the gunk and then rinsed them in water before patting them dry on some kitchen roll.

I mixed the butter, sugar, salt and pepper mixture in the bowl and then added the dried pumpkin seeds. Gave it all a thorough stir and then spread out onto a baking tray.

I then baked it for around 20 mins at 200. I checked it every couple of minutes so that I could stop it at the exact moment when I liked the colour!

They taste not dissimilar to toffee popcorn, light and crunchy with a toffee aftertaste. I think maybe adding chilli to the mix would have made a nice taste too.

Meanwhile, the boys are busy carving their pumpkin templates – finished articles will be shown tomorrow!

Can you guess what they’ll be?

Good stuff huh, and I think we all agree that what we wont do is mention the first batch of pumpkin seeds which I may have left in the oven for too long!

MasterChef New York

Posted on 26th April 2011 in taxicab rider bill of rights

Watching Masterchef in New York tonight brought back a memory for me as the lovely and mighty skilled Tim jumped into a taxi.

In the back of a New York yellow cab you stare at a sign which reads:

ALWAYS makes me chuckle to recall it as, without fail, in every cab I took the driver was permanently and loudly on his cell phone whilst simultaneously and permanently hitting the horn!

Oh, ok, masterchef. I’m so glad that my boy Tim is still in. I hope he will win. I did spot and root for @DhruvBaker1 from early on last year so there is a glimmer of hope for Tim that I haven’t just given him the kiss of death!

Good luck all 3 of you x

F is for… Fantasy Husband/Wife

Posted on 25th September 2010 in Colin Farrell/ Dhruv Baker/ Ed Norton/ fantasy husband/ fantasy wife/ Gary Sinise/ Liz Jarvis/ Matt Damon/ Noah Wyle

The lovely Liz Jarvis from @LivingWithKids recently asked who our fantasy husband would be.

Liz went for:

1. John Cusack

2. Jason Bateman

3. Colin Farrell

I felt 3 to be an insufficiency of fantasy husbands and suggested that one a day may be preferable and elected:

Monday – Matt Damon
Tuesday – Noah Wyle
Wednesday – Ed Norton
Thursday – please can I borrow Colin Farrell?
Friday – Gary Sinise – as Mac Taylor
Saturday – Dhruv Baker (he’s also cooking tea)
Sunday – Simon Baker – as Patrick Jane

Sadly Liz said that she couldn’t share Colin Farrell (meanie).

Which led me to thinking that this was a little unfair on the boys. So, boys who are your fantasy wives?

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