I hadn't actually realised until the other day, just how long HMT had been offline - well, it's only about 4 weeks but even so, time seems to be running away without me!
Anyway - I have lots to show you in this weeks round-up of my homemade posts from the past few weeks! And I can't wait to see what you have all been making, so please do link your posts/images up if you have a moment.
September saw me being going all 'eco' and making my own cleaning products. Whilst I am very happy using simple water and an e-cloth, I love cleaning my bathroom with lemon juice as it smells amazing, and bicarbonate of soda is now my best friend. As well as these homemade cleaners working really well, they are also incredibly cost effective, kind to environment and your family....can't ask for more really!
I'll have a post up soon about cleaning your washing machine without chemicals, so keep your eye out for that - I'm really loving green cleaning!
Earlier in September, I had a go at making Mini Pear Pies for the Great Bloggers Bake Off linky, as although they were not perfect, I was rather chuffed that the pastry actually stayed on the pears once baked. They were delicious too; Hubby isn't really a 'dessert person' but he thoroughly enjoyed these and asked me to make them again.
One of my fondest memories from my childhood is my Nan's baking, and her bread pudding was the most amazing sweet treat you could ever taste. I'm yet to find the 'perfect recipe' in order to recreate her edible treasure, but I did have a go at making a lower fat version using olive oil instead of suet. I actually made it using brioche instead of regular bread and I'm so glad it worked because I tend to always have brioche leftover when I buy it because I'm the only one that likes the plain variety!
Finally, I made some gorgeous spicy caramelised onion sausage rolls including the chutney and this earned me a Star Baker award from the Great Bloggers Bake Off, which I am still flabbergasted about if I'm honest!They were really tasty though, and I managed to make my own rough puff pastry too! (miracles DO happen!)
I'd love to see your homemade/handmade posts, please do link them up and share your creations.
If you would like to link up anything 'homemade' that you've blogged/pinned/instagrammed then please do so at the bottom of the post! This doesn't have to be food. It can be needlework, crafts, paintings, woodwork.... you name it!
It can be an old post or something new.... it's all about sharing ideas and inspiring each other!
I would love you forever if you would either grab my button (below) or text link back to me.
You can link up anytime between now and 5th October 2014 and then the next Homemade Thursday linky will open on the 8th October.
To read more about Homemade Thursday please look here.