Monday 26 November 2012

Daily Bollocks - my answer to journalism


So today I have had no work to do (yay!) so I started looking through old files on my computer and I found a thing I made called "Daily Bollocks". 

The press at the moment is ridiculous. I am the first one to admit that I love buying magazines and I love reading interviews, but what I don't love is reading gossip.  I don't really see the point. Interviews are by and large different, they normally (although not always) contain these weird things called facts. I find it strange that we have accepted that journalists don't need to put facts in articles - surely people's lives aren't that boring, and if they are - don't write about them! I also hate reading interviews that are the same in every single magazine and seem to bring up information that we all know and don't care about. 

Daily Bollocks is a spoof of a magazine/newspaper, which incorporates all of my annoyances. I also made a collage type thing of some made up headlines.  The "news" in Daily Bollocks is old, but you will get my point (I hope). Let me know what you think...

Katie :)

Thursday 15 November 2012

Children in Need!!

Howdee Bloggees!!

Children in Need is coming!! Tomorrow night at 7 begins one of the best nights of TV all year. I must admit I do prefer Comic Relief, but it is so close behind it's not even worth thinking about.  I mean what is better than blackmailing celebrities to do funny/stupid things. NOTHING!

I think it is great though that so many people do do things for charity, especially for all those children. Even if you aren't going to watch the show, please consider donating even a little bit.

I really wanted to buy some Pudsey ears to wear tomorrow but I couldn't find any in the shops! Instead I have made some Pudsey cakes and I am selling them to my friends.

Why don't you have a go at baking something to sell to your friends? I made chocolate cupcakes and covered them in yellow buttercream and smarties, but anything will do!

If you want to donate here is the link: Children in Need website and don't forget BBC1 tomorrow night at 7.

Katie :)

Wednesday 7 November 2012

Salmon, Pea and Lemon Risotto

Hello Dear Bloggee,

Today I want to invite you into the world that is risotto. Risotto for those of you that don't know is a rice dish, that is cooked really slowly and is super yummy.  It is really easy to make and although it takes quite a long time to cook, I think it is definitely worth it.

You can put whatever you like in a risotto, but I want to share with you my Salmon, Pea and Lemon Risotto.

Serves 2 people.


100g risotto rice.
1/2 a large onion
1/2 red pepper
frozen peas
1 salmon fillet
50g parmesan cheese 
1 stock cube
1 glass of white wine
1 lemon
Creme Fraiche (optional)


1. First up you need to chop up the onion and pepper and place in a large pan of hot oil.
2. When the onions and peppers have softened, you need to add in the rice. Stir until the rice is coated in the oily/oniony mixture.
3. Then if you have some white wine, add one glass and stir until it has been absorbed (if you don't have wine go straight to stock)
4. Then you need to make your stock, add 1 vegetable stock cube to 1.5 litres of boiling water in a jug.
5. Gradually add your stock, making sure that all the liquid has been absorbed before adding more. This should take about 15 minutes. Keep stirring, so that it doesn't stick to the bottom.
6. Whilst this is happening, you need to poach your salmon. Place the salmon in a saucepan and cover with water, bring to the boil and then simmer for around 7 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked. Once cooked, break up into pieces.
7. Before you add the last bit of stock, add in the frozen peas (as many as you want) and stir.
8. Add in the last of the stock and the salmon and stir again. Add in the juice of half a lemon. 
9. Once the rice is cooked, take off the heat and stir in the parmesan cheese.
10. Leave to rest for a couple of minutes.
11. Serve with creme fraiche and a slice of lemon.

Hope you enjoy making it.

Katie :)