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My name is Lucy and I have never blogged before. Well that's a lie. I have, but it was this one, and I neglected it for a little while... I live in a commuter town outside London having moved here about a year and a half ago after making some pretty big changes in my life. I share a beautiful little cottage on the Grand Union Canal with 1 crazy beautiful little girl and an equally crazy cat called Bandit (appropriately named as he now lives in all the houses on the street and steals...). Lawyer/working mum and it would appear, terminally single (I've reserved my spinster plaque already) I was fortunate to escape the evil commute about a year ago but seem to have less time than ever.... If I entertain you, make you laugh or fume (or make you have an emotion of ANY description) then my job is done. Enjoy x

Thursday, 9 May 2013

I sacked the pigs in blankets and found a better date

So I've not posted again for quite some time (again) but big news....I've quit my job and am making the move from big city firm to big city bank and going in-house.




I'm being promised a better work-life-balance so hopefully there'll be more mummy-Pose (mummy and Rosetta that is, not that I intend to spend my spare time from now on standing in awkward poses around my house looking like I'm trying to emulate a '70s catalogue) and baking time. Don't get me wrong, I have been baking and I have more than enough things to blog about, I just haven't had the time to blog.

Anyway, so we'll see.

Right now I'm in the first of my 3 weeks off between jobs and am sat by the pool in Malta soaking up a steady 25C and aiming for a nice dark tan. That, and spending time with the fam' are my only goals this week. I have so far napped, swum (albeit briefly, the outside pool is like a glacier melted and I am not really into spending time in the indoor pool), eaten and drunk my way to a slightly rounder tummy (I have a feeling the following 2 weeks will involve trying to lose this spare tyre) and finished 1 book. I figured before I get into the next book I'd write something! Now, I'm writing this on my iPhone so bear with.....

A couple of years back I bought hubby this great tapas cookbook, it's awesome. There are so many great recipes in it. This is the simplest and greatest!

The recipe - chorizo stuffed dates wrapped in bacon

- 12 dates (pitted or not, it doesn't matter)
- 1 small chorizo sausage
- 6 rashers of streaky bacon

1) If you have dates with the stones in, take the stones out by cutting a long slit down 1 side (lengthways). If your dates are already pitted they should have a good cut already but if not, make the same cut.

2) Cut the chorizo into 12 fairly equal bits. Place a piece of chorizo in each of the slits in the dates and try to mould the date around the chorizo.

3) Cut the bacon in half and wrap a half around each date (you can always use 1 whole piece of bacon if you so fancy - I won't judge).

4) Put each date in a hot frying pan just to brown the bacon and finish in the oven.

EAT! These are so so good! Better than pigs in blankets or any other variation. I could (and did) happily eat a plate of them all on my lonesome.

Now I'm hungry. Guess I'll have to go survey the hotel's afternoon tea....or maybe just have another piƱa colada....

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