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Spinderella Gets Messy

I don’t have a self imposed blogging schedule that I adhere to. I just blog when I feel like it and when inspiration strikes. Today I feel I need to check in here, its been nearly a week since my last post, and I must explain my short absence from Usingmyloaf. Its because lately I have…

A Useful Tool

I cant believe that I have not shown this little kitchen tool that I picked up while visiting the Isle of Wight on holiday with my family, back in August on my blog yet! Oh yeah, I just remembered why – because it is not that interesting! I bought it for £1 in a charity shop,…

Tick Tock

Don’t worry, I am not going to post a video of Ke$ha in this post! I would never be that cruel to you! Nope, instead I am going to talk in far too much detail about clocks. I have established on here that I live in a house built in my favourite time period, when…

Tuesday Tune

So Taylor Swift has gone all dubstep on us? Whaaa? Surely not the same sweet and innocent – yet at the same time bunny boiler, ex-boyf hating, cutie Taylor Swift? The one who (in my head) looks like a beautiful, dainty, little fawn? Huh? Yeah, well, she will never be as good as Dubstep Cat. Dude…

Turtle Power

Life can be funny at times, it is full of strange little coincidences. One day I am blogging about how to cook and serve turtles, then a few days later, there I am, innocently shopping in my local supermarket….. when suddenly I spot the only turtle you will ever get me to eat! Made in…

A Retro Pudding

So I did it. I made a vintage recipe, and very tasty it was too! I kind of wimped out of making anything too unappetising (as we do try not to waste food around here! Plus terrapins are a tad on the pricey side!) So, after browsing through my favorite vintage recipe book, ‘The Mixer Cookbook’…

Two Vintage Cookbooks

I mentioned on here ages ago that while celebrity cookbooks have their time and place, I much prefer the old school tried and tested cook books. I also enjoy reading vintage cookbooks for their comedy value, and have recently discovered there are food blogs out there who road test vintage recipes – amazing! Here are…