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Thursday, 24 May 2012

Mist and chips!

Firstly I'd like to say a big thank you to Amanda over at Crafty in the Med for showing me how to allow replies to comments directly on here.

Another lovely day! Poor Andy has been stuck in a classroom all day teaching, so I thought I'd make him his favourite tealoaf. Now this is definitely his favourite (Adam likes it too, so I shall make him one tomorrow) and not mine or Imogens... it has Marmite in it.... I'm with the hate brigade of the love it or hate it, shudder!

I soaked some sultanas overnight in some nice strong tea (my favourite kind, I like a nice, strong cuppa)

This tealoaf is so easy to make and is suitable for diabetics too!
You need is 6oz of sultanas or dried fruit
                    9oz self raising flour
                    8fl oz milk
                    1 tbsp Marmite
                    A teabag!

All I needed to do today was sieve the flour into a bowl and add the drained fruit

Then the bit I'm not so keen on, pour the milk into a small pan and add the Marmite. Stir over a low heat so the Marmite melts.... I know....

Then just pour the milk onto the flour and fruit and mix it in well. Spoon into a greased loaf tin

I cooked it on Gas 4 for 35 minutes

All ready for Andy to have with a nice cup of tea when he came home from work!

Enjoying this gorgeous weather made us think about the seaside, so after picking Imogen up from her friend, we decided to head over to the coast for a fish and chip supper.

We had our usual competition of 'first to see the sea', but no one was spotting it... the mist was so heavy, and unexpected! In places it was like driving into a wall of mist. We parked up while Andy and Imogen popped into the chip shop, I could see the mist rolling across the road, couldn't pick it up in the photo though.

It was very tasty

While we sat in the car, Imogen ventured onto the beach and with the bravado of a child jumped some waves - the water was freezing cold!

We brushed the sand from her feet and she jumped into the shower as soon as we arrived home.

By the time we left the mist was starting to creep more inland. This photo shows how misty it was!

Take care


  1. Hello Cheryl

    Do I see fish and chips??? That is naughty of you considering the Spanish do not know how to make decent fish and chips. Diet or not its the first thing I have when I get back to the UK.
    Even in a photo that water looks cold ... thats a brave girl!

    Amanda :-)

  2. Me again!
    Nice of you to thank me publicly...I'm blushing :-)

    Amanda :-)

  3. Ah the summer! We had heat yesterday and my body nearly went into shock, I even sweated! love froogs

  4. Yum Yum that cake looks delicious! Im happy to be follower number 16! Love Katie xx

    1. Hello Katie, and thank you.... bleurgh to marmite!

  5. Hi Cheryl I might give this one a go, I am a marmite fan, love it on toast and even put a bit on roast potatoes but this sounds intriguing.I bet you cant taste the marmite really though can you? I am your newest follower and looking forward to reading more.It looks a bit misty and grim in your photos when we are enjoying lovely sunshine in land!

  6. Andy thinks he can't really taste the Marmite, but I'm sure you can, even if only a subtle hint :)

  7. Oh I dream of seaside fish and chip suppers! That loaf looks interesting. I like marmite but I can't imagine it with the fruit! Have a lovely time with your son tomorrow :) Maggie xx

  8. Fish and chips.... drool! The loaf has really piqued my interest - I am genuinely a take it or leave it person when it comes to marmite. Which now means that I have to make the loaf to see whether the marmite can be detected. I'll let you know.


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