Saturday, 5 April 2008

OK, I have an addiction . . .

Its not too bad, but I feel I should acknowledge it. So here it goes . . .My name is Serena and I am addicted to blogs.

It doesn't take over my life. But I do like to read them, a lot! My lab work usually requires an instrument to run the samples that I have prepared this means that I spend a lot of time in front of a computer analysing the data. So to break the monotony, I check google reader to see if anyone has written something new. I have 3 different folders, climbing blogs to see what local climbers have been up to. What I call self-sufficient blogs like Beansprouts, Musings from a Stonehead and The accidental smallholder. These blogs contain useful tips which I hope to use when I realise my dream of having a smallholding. These blogs are a bit life envy really. But I am sure that my dream will happen, though I am far from it right now! The last folder contains my food blogs, this includes blogs from The Guardian and Good Food but also from individuals like We Are Never Full and Domestic Goddess in Training.

It is this last blog which I found a recipe I had to try. Irish Mocha Cupcakes, as soon as I saw these I had to make them. The recipe did not disappoint. I made them on Thursday evening and I had with tea in the afternoon on Friday with the girls at work. They had 2 each so they must have liked them! I didn't pipe the icing, so they don't look as fancy as the originals. I added walnuts on the top.

See my addiction isn't that bad, it ends with cakes for everyone!


We Are Never Full said...

AHHH! I'm addicted too! It's all to easy to be addicted. It's ok, you're not alone. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE SHOUT-OUT!! We really appreciate it and do not mind at all if you're addicted to dropping by our site!!

There's a 12-step program out there to help, I'm sure!

amy @

Jules said...

Glad they have worked for you. They look fab. :)

Stonehead said...

Thanks for the mention and the link. Much appreciated.

I like the look of the cakes so I'll be popping over to the Domestic Goddess to see what else she has.

And I really must put more of my cake (and biscuit) recipes on my blog.

Serena said...

More cake and biscuit recipes would be gratefully received, especially by the girls at work ;)

Pixie said...

I'm with you on the addiction! Have read your first post about Andrew redesigning blog- it looks wonderful! Well done!

Thanks for stopping by and adding me to your blogroll and good luck with the preserves; looking forward to receiving your entry!