About me

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Hello, welcome to Something sweet something savoury 🙂 I’m Nicola. This blog is dedicated to my love of cooking and baking.  A lot of cake and cookie making goes on in my little slightly shabby but cosy kitchen. I have a lovely husband and two hungry boys to feed!

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My interest in food started at a very young age.  When I was little and it was too cold and wet to play outside (as there are many days like that in Scotland!) I liked nothing better than sitting at my Gran’s kitchen table reading through her huge recipe books and placing a little “tick” beside recipes that caught my eye.  Nothing much has changed, I still do the same thing :- )

My interest waned in my teenage years. I lived on cheesy pasta, chips and chocolate. Cooking was definitely not high on my list of priorities. When I married the love of my life at age 24 I started spending more time in the kitchen. I borrowed my Gran’s copy of Delia Smith’s cookery course and cooked her beef stroganoff. My Mother and Father in law taught me how to make stovies and lentil soup. Simple, nourishing meals. I realised I loved spending time in the kitchen.

In 2003 I bought a book called How to be a Domestic Goddess by Nigella.  I baked a Victoria sponge and number biscuits for my son’s 1st Birthday party.  I remembered how I always loved baking when I was a child and I had high hopes that my children would get as much enjoyment out of it as much as I did.

So I kept on cooking and baking. Some experiments were a triumph, some were a total disaster. My cookbook collection grew vastly over the years. I ran out of space on my groaning bookshelves a long time ago so any new additions to my collection sit on my kitchen table or if they are very new, beside my bedside table.

You can also keep up with my culinary escapades on FacebookPinterest or on my Twitter page.

Nowadays my children spend nearly as much time in the kitchen as I do. My eldest son is now chief pancake maker in the house and adores making sugarcraft decorations. My youngest boy makes some very lovely cupcakes and likes to decorate everything with mini marshmallows!

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Hope you’ll join me in my busy, slightly messy at times but always fun kitchen!

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Nicola xx

47 thoughts on “About me

  1. Thanks for checking out my blog and taking a peak at my Red Velvet Truffles! Hopefully you find some of these recipes simple to recreate for yourself as well and I look forward to following your baking adventures!

    -Christine

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  2. Hello Nicola, found you via your comment on my blog – been browsing through your recipes and I have to confess you are going to be keeping me cuddly for the unforseeable future, there’s just so much here that’s making sweet tooth *itch* :0)

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  3. Thanks for liking my site, I am a total novice, but as I am on maternity leave I wanted to get started with something that will last, and I just love to bake! Your blog is lovley, and I am just beginning to have a scour, you are a good baker! I am sure that I will take inspiration from you. Thanks agin and happy baking!

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  4. Loved your blog! Thanks for following mine! I think tomorrow I’m gonna make that lemon curd you recommended 🙂 I saw Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood making Hot Cross Buns too but I had already committed to another recipe… I’ll definitely have a go at it next time.

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    1. You’re welcome, thank you! 🙂 I love discovering new blogs! Hope you like the lemon curd, I loved it! Definitely the best I’ve ever tried. Ruth’s step by step guide on her blog is excellent. That hot cross bun recipe is also very good, I’d definitely recommend it.

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  5. Hi Nicola – stopping by from my FaceBook page to say hello! I look forward to following your journey and seeing the delicious things you make. There is a great linky party hosted by a fellow WP blogger, Angie @ The Novice Gardener every Friday. It’s called Fiesta Friday. Take a look at the guide lines which are really simple and link up some of your recipes. It’s a great way to meet new bloggers and also boost your views and followers. Thanks for finding me on FB!

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      1. No problem! If you put Fiesta Friday into the search box on my blog you will find all the links at the bottom of one of the posts..well – somewhere in the post!

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