30 October, 2012

Disney's Star Wars!

Oh my goodness...can it be true?  George Lucas sells Star Wars to Disney - LOTS of new movies in the works - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20146942

29 October, 2012

Free Good Food App!

Quick!  If you have an Android device you can grab the whole BBC Good Food App and all the recipe packs completely for free if you go here right now...!  Lots of Christmas goodies on there too... ;)

27 October, 2012

Pumpkin time!

Thomas' Pumpkin
So this year, Thomas actually *grew* his own pumpkin (over at Nanny and Grandads), it's been sat on the kitchen table now for a couple of weeks waiting for the right moment to get the knives out (and today was the day)!  Despite spending a good while pretty adamant that we were to do a (Nintendo) "Mario pumperkin Daddy!" when it came time to ask Thomas today he decided (after browsing the internet for ideas) that a "Pumpking"-style scary smile was the perfect choice (phew!) -
- so we made a "lid" by cutting an angled hole in the top, reached inside and scooped out all the loose flesh and seeds -
- carefully setting all the seeds aside for later on, decided on the final design together -
- and got on with the cutting!
Meanwhile, we popped the cleaned pumpkin seeds into salty boiling water for ten minutes then roasted them in a 200 degree oven for 15-20 minutes-
- when cooked you can eat them whole (they are *so* crunchy and delicious), once we had managed to find some tea lights (and the sun had set by this time also) we were able to give our Pumpking a trial run (all ready for Wednesday)!!  Happy Halloween!