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Baking again…

There is nothing so homely as coming home to the smell of freshly-baked goods. In the last few weeks Andrew has been baking and cooking more, so today it is my turn. Chocolate cake I knew we had flour, sugar, and butter at home, so I bought some eggs whilst in the city centre this afternoon. I came home, and got the Kenwood Chef out, with its metal bowl and K-beater. Then got the ingredients and the copy of All in the Cooking that we bought yesterday. 4oz sugar 4oz butter 5oz flour (self-raising) 2 eggs flavouring (Cocoa) Creamed the sugar and butter, added the eggs one at a time, and a little flour, then added the flour in gradually, and whisked until it as of a dropping consistency. Transferred to a pre-heated oven, 160 degress Centigrade, and baked for half-an-hour. It is now resting in the tin before being turned out. Chicken wrapped in bacon Usually it has been Andrew doing the cooking, but perhaps I will be ok with chicken breast fillets wrapped …

Over thirty years of experience and it’s a schoolboy error that delays my day!

With a hospital appointment clashing with the funeral of a friend, today was not the day for further delays to happen during a routine appointment at the Royal Victoria Hospital. Sadly, a simple schoolboy error ended up winding me up. At least I don’t have to return for six months…

low carbs? anyone got any recipes?

Well you may remember that a few weeks ago my GP recommended that I try for a low white carbs diet. I’ve not been terribly successful at this over the last few weeks – mainly due to some stress over Andrew’s job. However, yesterday, we resolved together to try to make it work. So, if anyone has any recipes for such a diet? I’d be pleased to hear from you. If you are happy for me to re-post them on here, please indicate in the form below!

May 1, 2010

It’s been quite a while since  I posted here. The main reason was that everything came to a head at the end of March, and I ended up being admitted to hospital with an abscess caused by MRSA. This was actually quite a good thing as this resulted in a number of things happen. Whilst in hospital: I restarted my antiretrovirals (Truvada and Viramune) the abscess was drained my clinical psychologist arrived down (instead of me going to visit him) my social worker arrived came in to talk about what would happen next there was a referral to the Psychiatric Liaison service (prior to discharge) and a large number of friends rallied around and helped support me. After a few weeks of living between two sets of friends’ houses, whilst my house was getting sorted, I am now back living at home. It is so much of a relief to have the downstairs of the house in a clean state that words really fail me. I now want to be at home. I now enjoy …