Nothing wrong with a bit of naughtiness now and then…

Banana, Toffee and Walnut Scones
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I realise I’m going through a bit of a scone obsession recently, but then I am a Brit and I do love a treat. This was another recipe born from a need to use bananas that were about to go off, but WOW did it work out well! The parents did come sniffing around while they cooked and inhaled a few, but as we’re all trying to be healthy I took the rest in to work the following day- they didn’t survive the morning.
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It’s outrageous how GOOD the house smells right now.

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So, today’s post was originally supposed to be something COMPLETELY different. My folks are on holiday at the minute, so I had one of my good friends from the Northampton College days to stay. She’s a pescatarian who has given up cheese for lent like an insane person. What a wonderful excuse to cook up a Salmon and Prawn Linguine!

I did just that, and it was delicious, HOWEVER we had already both consumed a reasonable amount of wine BEFORE cooking, so not only did I fail to make a note of exactly what I did, but I even forgot to put a few things in! Not one for the food blog.

So today was hangover day with Adele, and a fine day it was! We made the most of this wonderful village I now live in on what was a beautiful sunny day! We walked over fields, fed horses, sheep and ducks, found a thrilling obstacle course in Itchycoo Park (actually called Cotton Park) and ended it all with a nice salady lunch and cold drinks in the garden!

Suddenly, it’s Sunday evening and the return to reality must ensue. I’m loving my new job, but there are a few early starts that I’m adjusting to! Depending on which week you’re on, you will either start at 9:30, 8:30 or, God help me, 7:30. I should be on the late start this week, however everyone is on holiday so I’m covering some earlies!

I’m not bad with mornings, but I can suck at breakfast. I don’t tend to feel ready for it until I’m halfway to work and end up snacking on biscuits until lunch. Not healthy, and in no way wise with my Sister’s wedding round the corner! A breakfast-on-the-go would really save the day here! Solution? STRAWBERRY AND BANANA BREAKFAST SCONES!!

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Mum’s Banana Bread

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A cold rainy Sunday plus old black bananas can only mean one thing. Mum’s making Banana Bread! The very Banana Bread that is SO DAMN DELICIOUS, as a child Dinner Ladies would demand I bring extra into school for them.

Unfortunately,  I don’t live with my Mum anymore so her Banana Bread is not so accessible for me. This left me with no choice but to badger her for the recipe!

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Excellent! Cup measurements rarely work out for me, so here’s my translation:

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