Sugarbird's Sweet Nothings

I am passionate about food. And cooking. And baking. And running. Come and find a new recipe, a funny story, some strong opinions and whatever else I feel like throwing in the mix today.

Archive for February, 2010

February 11th, 2010 by Clarabella

A rather flat week

So this week Jel has been away and I have really not done much cooking. I made the butternut soup the other night and I had that for dinner again yesterday, which I really did not mind as it is yummy! But all my plans for chicken enchiladas, lamb and chickpea pilaff and lamb curry […]

February 9th, 2010 by Clarabella

Warm comforts

There is nothing quite like the promise of a warm bowl of fabulous-smelling soup when you have come in from the cold after a hard gym session. One hot shower and some simple cooking later, and I was digging into my spiced butternut soup with fresh sundried tomato and parmesan bread and some smooth, creamy […]

February 7th, 2010 by Clarabella

Miso & Muffins

After a busy weekend visiting friends and their lovely little daughter in Birmingham, there was not a lot of time for thinking about what I am going to cook this week. But this afternoon I was able to sit down and browse my latest Delicious Magazine and my Tempting Treats cookbook and see what tickled […]

February 5th, 2010 by Clarabella

Imminent Suger Overload

Last night I finished making my Graham Crackers and undertook the construction of the infamous Nanaimo bars. The graham cracker dough was quite unlike anything that I have worked with before. It was very soft but with a crumbly yet sticky tecture. Rather bizarre. So rolling out the dough was an interesting operation, and as […]

February 4th, 2010 by Clarabella

A new kind of chicken and some sticky dough

Yesterday was the typical busy weekday. I was at work until a little after 5pm, then off to the gym for my 45 mins of running and my weights circuit, then home and shower and try to keep myself on my feet for cooking while my legs are feeling decidedly jelly-ish and in real danger of buckling […]