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As requested, here is the recipe I used for the sour cream lemon cupcakes pictured two posts ago. The recipe is from Campion and Curtis In The Kitchen, the original 2002 edition. They have a new and more whacky-do edition out now, but I still like my old one.

  • 125g softened butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • zest of 3 lemons (they say one, I say three)
  • 2 tbspn lemon juice
  • 150g plain flour
  • 60g self raising flour
  • 100g sour cream
Heat oven to 180*C. Cream the butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add the zest, the eggs, one at a time, and then the juice. Sift the flours together and then add, alternating with the sour cream. Spoon into the muffin papers and bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool a little on a rack and then pour the hot lemon syrup* over them

*To make the lemon syrup put 100ml lemon juice and 90g of caster sugar in a pan and stir over a low to medium heat till the sugar is dissolved. Bring to the boil and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Pour over the cooling cakes. You may need to add a splash of water if it is a too thick.

Today I cleaned the windows of my car, well the ones I can reach, ie the front and back, not the wagonny ones. Then I had to have a little lie down. The Labradors were allowed into The Forbidden Zone and pined for me. Or if you are Lorelai Gilmore, you nibbled at the Jasmine like a little goat.

Blowin' like the jasmine in my mind

Then it was off to the dentist, Dr Galloway: he is very good. He fixed my tooth. As always, it hurt afterwards when the anaesthetic injection wore off. But the whole thing was very painless. In the interest of Blogtober, I have photographed the inside of my mouth. In the interest of any readers, I have Black and Whited the picture. It was scarily pink. Must be the effect of the flash.  Then I came home and had some drugs, and a little lie down!!!

Going Dental

My handbag fell off the chair last night and my mobile had a sad accident. It would only work if you pressed hard on the back. I tried a little green cardboard fix, but to no avail. Luckily I still have my original phone, so I charged it up and popped the SIM card in and off it went. It is ever so hard to take a photo in this house without someone sticking their nose in. This is, well you know who it would be!!!

LG Phone Home

So now I must go to bed, have a long lie down, and be up bright and early in the morning because I am meeting up with someone tomorrow morning!!!! There will be pictures, if I remember. And my new oven is being delivered tomorrow too. An exciting day!!



I've caught an achy tooth off you Cindy!!! We are leaving next Tuesday on a 3 week cruise, so I'm hoping that I can beg a last minute appointment with someone. It's not going to be a very nice holiday otherwise :(

The 'forbidden zone' sounds like the whole of our backyard LOL....I bet they love it.

Drugs are a wonderful invention aren't they....I'm forever grateful that I live in Australia. I hope you have a refreshing nights sleep Cindy & enjoy your 'meeting up'.


I'm glad your tooth is on the mend Cindy! Lemon-y baking is my absolute favourite, even over Chocolate. And a new stove? I can only dream of such wonderfulness...

Jennifer Rose

"Then I came home and had some drugs, and a little lie down" that could be taken completely out of context if someone was just skimming the post lol ;)

have fun tomorrow, or today actually :)


A new oven and a good-as-new tooth! Great news. What did the dentist think about you taking photos??

Sue (suzyknits on Ravelry)

Ooooooh! I love lemon cakes. I will try that recipe :-)
I shiver at the thought of dentists. You are very brave!

Rose Red

I love the last photo with the phone and the nose!! too funny!


I love the nose in the photo. I hope all is well with you all and haloween has seen you all well.

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