Saturday, 23 November 2013

Gramps' Truffles



Many years ago when I was in elementary school in South Dakota we had to come up with a business idea.  Mine was called "The Truffle Tree" and was based entirely around a recipe my granddad made with me a few times.  I'm taking no credit for this recipe at all, altering no measurements and not even changing any of the instructions (rare for me!)

My granddad has always been a big part of my life even though I have never really lived close to him.  He used to tell me that a blue pig lived in his coal cellar in his Lancaster house.  He took me dowsing in the round circle in Avebury followed by a trip to the West Kennet Long Barrow the day after the Winter Solstice.  Gramps introduced me to "Jeeves & Wooster", Aled Jones and Roald Dahl.  I've always loved photography because I've always had Gramps around as an influence because he always seemed to have a camera in his hand.  The man seems to know something about everything but I think that has something to do with the epic amount of books he owns (also an inherited trait!).

So here it is...his recipe for truffles, in his own words with pictures from me!

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Wing Tai



I work in retail so this time of year is getting busier and busier and spending any time out of the office is a real treat.  We dedicated this afternoon to visiting a couple of our local big stores to see what the products we spend so much time trying to deliver look like in real life and to also just spend a little time together as a team.  Oh, and the stores just happened to be close to Wing Yip...

While I'm happy to spend hours geeking out in stores looking at and talking about the latest Android tablets, I'm going to spend the rest of this post talking about the other part of my afternoon - food!
Remember I went to Wing Yip about 2 months ago?  Well in Wing Yip you can also find Wing Tai restaurant which has an amazing menu for standard main course, noodles and rice dishes but our goal today was to sample the dim sum menu.  

Saturday, 2 November 2013

My Daily Products

When I type "products I use every day" on Google it just comes back with ideas about how to use normal every day products in other ways  - not a bad thing at all, just not what I was looking for.

"Cheap everyday products" - Google result = some kind of wholesaler
"Budget everyday products" - Google result = cleaning with household products
"Frugal everyday products" - Google result =  ways to reuse household items

Everyone has those products that you just can't live without - these are mine!  It was quite interesting for me putting this post together because it made me realise that the products that you love and really get a lot out of don't have to cost a lot!

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