9 January 2012

And the winner is......

Hello there!
Did you have a good weekend? Mine consisted of cleaning & cooking, cleaning & more cooking & cleaning.....ah, the joys of having teenagers! But on to more important things like the Sweetwater giveaway.... So last night Mr Random.Org did his thing (which was a bit complicated as I gave another number to each follower if you know what I mean...) Anyway, the winner is number 2 Leanne from she can quilt So congratulations Leanne! Could you please drop me a wee email with your address so I can get this off to you to-day, thanks.
If you entered, thanks so much for all your comments, they were so interesting & have given me lots of ideas of things that we could maybe tackle together in 2012! Don't forget you will have another chance in February's amazing giveaway which has been generously donated....but you'll have to wait another week or two!
In the meantime I thought I'd share with you a recipe for a favourite in our house which I made over the weekend....Its called Cranberry Crunch. It's delicious, healthy, inexpensive & easy to make....what could be better!
2 cups Porridge Oats
1tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 cup (firmly packed) Brown Sugar
3tbsp Vegetable Oil
1/2 cup Honey
1tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup Slivered Almonds (or chopped hazelnuts)
1/2 cup Pumpkin / Sesame Seeds (or any other seeds you fancy)
1/2 cup Raisins (or chopped apricots/dates/dried cherries)
1/2 Cup Cranberries

  1. Heat oven to 150C/fan 130C/gas 2. 
  2. In a large bowl mix the oil, honey,vanilla, cinnamon & salt. 
  3. Add porridge oats & sugar & mix well.
  4. Tip the mixture onto two a baking sheet & spread evenly. Bake for 10 mins, then mix to ensure even cooking
  5. Bake for another 10mins, stir & add almonds & seeds. Bake for another 10mins or until golden brown
  6. Remove from oven, stir again &set aside to cool. Once cool mix in raisins & cranberries (or other dried fruit). Store in an airtight container for up to 1month
  7. Enjoy whenever you feel peckish with cold milk or yogurt!
Hope you all have a great day & thanks for stopping by!
Take care


  1. congratulations to leanne. Your cranberry crunch looks delish

  2. Wow, thank you so much, I am thrilled to win! And I am going to pass the recipe on to my son who is currently the new chef in our kitchen, it sounds yummy. I will email you my address after work today.

  3. Thanks for a great giveaway and congratulations to Leanne!

  4. Congratulations to Leanne! And your cranberry crunch looks far too nice for its own survival!!

  5. Congrats Leanne! And that cranberry crunch looks yummy...