Category Archives: Birmingham

Lemon Buns 

Here is another wonderful recipe from Paul Hollywood’s book “British Baking”. This is a recipe from Yorkshire and includes dried fruit. The buns that were sold near us, back in north Birmingham, had no fruit in them, but were iced … Continue reading

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Pikelets 

This is the first of our Bake Off challenges and perfect for Pancake Day. I ate a lot of these growing up in Birmingham, but I haven’t seen any since I came to Canada. You mix equal amounts (175 g) … Continue reading

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New Year

This is what I did New Year’s Day; skated in Mississauga’s Celebration Square. I used to ice skate every week when I lived in Birmingham, but since moving to Canada, which is covered in ice and snow for several months, … Continue reading

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Canals

Went for a walk along the canal, on Sunday, with my brother and his family. Birmingham has more miles of canal than Venice. You can walk to most parts of the city using the canals, so they become a natural … Continue reading

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Trip Essentials

The trip to Birmingham has gone extremely well. I was very concerned about the record-breaking rainfall that has occurred here this summer, but so far, we have slept through all the rain. Yeah! After a bit of a struggle, my … Continue reading

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Birmingham

Becky and I are off to my home town tomorrow, arriving on Wednesday.  I’ve packed the bags; Tim Horton’s cappuccino, Ziploc freezer bags, and Hershey chocolate bars (although I can’t understand that preference myself).  I shall return with a variety … Continue reading

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