Saturday, 23 May 2009

Hello, Elevenses Time people!

Hi there, I hope you're enjoying being part of Elevenses Time. To conform horribly to gender stereotypes, my first blog here is going to be to give you a biscuit recipe - can't help it! They happen to be fab - especially with a cup of tea.

So here goes:

Granny's Ginger Biscuits

1 lb self-raising flour
1/2 lb marge or butter
1/2 lb brown or white sugar
6 teaspoon ground ginger
1 egg
1 tabspoon golden syrup
Oven 200-225°C (Adjust for fan oven)

1. Either:
Put everything in mixer and blend till well-mixed

Rub fat into flour; add dry ingredients.
Beat egg and add to golden syrup.
Add to the dry mixture and work into dough

2. Roll pieces the size of a walnut. Place on floured baking tray and press down gently.

Cook for about 10 mins - until light golden brown.

Delicious straight from the oven; even tastier the next day if they last that long!!


[NB Sorry only imperial measurements and no gas oven temp - it is home recipe, and I haven't done the conversion]

Friday, 22 May 2009

The First Live Gig I Attended

The London Music Festival at Alexandra Palace, London on 3rd August 1973

On the bill were the following:
Fumble - (can't any free sources for Fumble )
McGuiness Flint - Spotify - "When I'm Dead and Gone" (Don't read too much into this track choice, there weren't many to choose from !)
Alvin Lee (Ten Years After) -Spotify - "Once There was a Time"
Wishbone Ash - Spotify - "Sometime World"
Were you there too? If you were, can you remember any other acts that were on the bill

What was your first live gig? Post replies to the @ElevensesTime #ElevensesTime tag and join us for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat at 11:00 am (BST)

If anyone can track down alternative legal and free sources for tracks (e.g blip, etc) please post them on the Twitter #ElevensesTime hash tag and I will pick them up and add them here.
We also now have a collaborative Spotify playlist for @ElevensesTime so you can relive some of those magic moments!

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Its Elevenses Time

We thought it would be a great idea to have a place and time where people could just pop in for a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit (or two!) and have a bit of a chat. We set up @ElevensesTime on Twitter so that people would have a nice ready made list of people to follow so that they can join in and see all the conversation without having to worry about pressing the right reply button or putting characters in front of their @replies. Just use the hashtag #ElevensesTime on your posts amd we will follow you. We have set up this blog so that people can get to know a bit more about those that participate at #Elevensestime, to share recipes or talk about the things they are pasionate about or their businesses, hobbies etc.
We'll get the kettle on at 11:00am (GMT!) i.e. London Time so drop in and say hello!