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Coffee Bubble Tea

Cheers! I used this recipe to start, but I didn’t really want to open a can of sweetened condensed milk just for two drinks. So here’s what I did: Boil the tapioca pearls according to the directions (mine took about 5 minutes). You only need about 1/8 cup per drink, unless you want to be REALLY […]

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Pizza, Gemengde, and Rock Palace

I found this recipe for Sweet Paul’s Grilled Pizza last week, and I could NOT stop thinking about it. My stumbling block was the grill part. We have a grill, but I’ve not tried using it here because of our close neighbours and their open windows. Besides, every time I tried to use the grill in […]

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Living as an American (Texan!) in England

Yesterday, I was exchanging messages with Emm about what to write for World Blog Surf Day. I was trying to think of a way to boil down my expat experience here in England. Two years of living abroad was a bit too much to condense into a short post. However, one thing I kept circling […]

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Marmite Part II: One year later

Well, after stumbling across a stray jar of Marmite in my pantry yesterday, I decided that it was a sign that I needed to try it again. It seems the secret to eating Marmite is butter. Emm said to add “as much (butter or margarine) as possible”. The other part of the Marmite equation is […]

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Some days you just need Sloppy Joes

This photo has absolutely nothing to do with this post! Our petite dishwasher has been on the blink for quite some time. It washed our dishes but didn’t dry them. As soon as the cycle was done, we would open the dishwasher and basically use it as a large drying rack.  When the leasing agent […]

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First Spring walk through the woods

We took a walk in Windsor Great Park on Sunday. It was a little cool, and there wasn’t much in bloom yet (only a few daffodils). Still, we had two lovely hours in the fresh air and sunshine. As soon as we got into the car, however, it started to sprinkle. And as soon as […]

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For your weekend baking pleasure

I made this today: Hank Shaw‘s Guinness Bread with Molasses. The recipe is on Simply Recipes blog.  Because I’m in the UK, I needed to substitute treacle for the molasses. It was, as Barbara Blundell might say, “Scrummy!” especially with some nice Irish butter. It’s easy! Try it :-) Hope you all have a good weekend!

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Breakfast on a bun. Good grief, did I really eat all that?

Yesterday after I dropped Roxi off at school, I decided I was going to go to Hobbycraft for some last minute birthday presents for the girl. She recently lost her beloved pencil bag and all its contents–a small fortune in pens and pencils. And since I sympathized, I made the effort to drive the 7.2 […]

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Monday ramblings

If you’ve read this blog for a while, you know about my ongoing love of bikes in Europe, specifically in The Netherlands. I saw this sad little bicycle in London along the Thames a couple of weekends ago. Poor thing. I have photos of happier bikes here and here. We went to a nearby garden […]

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London’s Southbank and more books

Here are a couple more photos from our trip into town on Saturday: On the way to the Jubilee Walk from Waterloo Station. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of seeing Big Ben and Parliament. And one of these days before we repatriate, I will get on that London Eye–acrophobia be damned! The Southbank […]

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