Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The Lighter Side of Life

Some characterful salt and pepper pots sit on my kitchen shelf. They really do help to lighten my mood.  I know some people would think they are tat but they are jolly tat and they make me smile!  There is a Mimi Kirchner fabric postcard in the background that I bought quite a few years ago. It is still in its cellophane wrap!

Edited 16/4/2014 To remove my negative ponderings!

Now from kitchen paraphernalia to food. As an alternative to chocolate rice krispy cakes I have been making these very tasty peanut butter chewy squares.  They would be great to make with children over the Easter holidays or just make them for yourself as I have!  All you need is 3 or four ingredients:

Peanut butter
Nutella (not essential)
Rice Krispies

Melt half a jar of peanut butter in a pan with a a couple of tablespoons of Nutella.  Add a bag of marshmallows and keep stirring.  The mixture will get very sticky.  When the marshmallows have melted, remove pan from heat and add enough rice krispies so that the mixture binds together.  It starts to set fairly quickly so pour the mixture into a rectangular dish (pyrex is good) and press down with the back of a wet spoon.  Mark into squares, decorate as you wish and leave to set for about half an hour.


  1. Hi Simone - your experience must have been quite disturbing - I believe some medications can have similar side effects - when my dad was in hospital they gave him some strong pain killers and soon after he started hallucinating and thought he was in a car driving and not able to stop the car at a roundabout and was calling 'look out' - I am not sure who it freaked out more him or us watching him!! Funny thing is he hadn't driven for 10 years as he was partially sighted.
    Your little pots are really quite cute I can see why they make you smile. Enjoy your Easter Krispies. x

  2. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm! I going to make some of those over the weekend
    Julie xxxxxxxxxx

  3. Love your Easter krispies! :)
    You take care of yourself Simone!!
    V xxx

  4. Glad to hear you are feeling better today. Take care of yourself, Simone:)

  5. Thank you for the Easter krispies inspiration, Simone! They do look yummy! Love the quirky salt and pepper pots! Glad you are feeling cheery again :)
    Take care.
    Helen xox

  6. Sorry you felt low,
    Blog therapy is tricky.
    Glad you found some glow,
    Those peanut squares look sticky.

    I'm running out of verse,
    My poems are getting worse!


  7. Just catching up with blog posts from during the week. The school hols make me more disorganised than normal!
    Happy Easter to you and your family.
    Hope they all enjoyed the krispies.
    Lisa x

  8. Love them! And thanks for the yummy recipe! Enjoy this sunny Eastertime. x

  9. I'm sure my son would love these peanut butter squares, they look delicious. He always like to have a surprise treat for when he gets home after school and these look and sound just the thing and easy to make too. Thanks for sharing the recipe.


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