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My January Joys!

My January Joys

I couldn’t let this month pass by without highlighting January 1st. For many, this day is a right off when the excesses of the night before take their toll and hibernation seems like the only option. For me, I woke up with a spring in my step. Never really one for a late night, I had been in bed from 9.30pm so I was ready to embrace the day. A walk from Lympstone to Exmouth dodging the rain showers culminating with fish and chips on the blustery beach was just what I needed.

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Most people who love cooking have a pasta machine lurking in a cupboard somewhere. Well, that was me. Given as a gift in December 2016 and finally taken out of its box for its first outing in January 2018! I made the dough from scratch using two ingredients and a bit of elbow grease. Rolled it out and cut it, firstly by hand and then using the two cutting attachments. The whole process was very therapeutic and I felt most proud when the pasta emerged from the rollers. It is a very time-consuming process though. Maybe because I am a relative novice with only making pasta from scratch twice and one of those times was under an expert eye. Perhaps I need to get my machine out more regularly?

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I have been creating some delicious breakfast and brunch recipes this month. An Apple And Blackberry Bircher Muesli using my frozen foraged blackberries from last autumn and Good Hemp milk. A great alternative to porridge. For the Recipe click here.

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I also created a recipe using The Chia Company Chia seeds for Burns night breakfast. Oat Pancakes with Raspberry Chia Jam. Totally chuffed with the chia jam. It’s a revelation! Burns night might be behind us now but these pancakes will be flipping good for Shrove Tuesday too! Click here for the recipe.

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