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NEXT MEETINGThursday, 14th May at 8:10pm on Facebook


175g fresh broccoli (chopped)
half an onion (chopped)
half a red pepper (chopped)
25g parmesan (grated)
1 clove garlic
115g cheddar
4 tbsp creme fraiche or sour cream - reduced fat is fine
4 tbsp mayonnaise - also use reduced fat if you want.
some pitta breads - depending on how many people you are cooking for.

A dish to bake it in, about the size of an 8 inch cake tin

To serve 12 as a party dish or two as a main course.







Vanessa's Spicy Apple Muffin Recipe


250 plain flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

125 g sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 egg

125 ml vegetable oil (V used Rapeseed oil)

200ml milk

2 apples - grated or chopped finely


12cup muffin tin plus paper cases



Set oven to 190 degrees C / 180 degrees for fan oven

Weigh out ingredients placing the dry ingredients into one mixing bowl and the wet ingredients into the other.

The secret to light muffins is to do the absolute minimum of mixing - just enough to incorporate all the flour.

Pour the contents of the "liquid" bowl onto the dry ingredients an lightly start to fold in the flour mixture.

Pause, add chopped apple then fold mixture gently to coat all the flour.

Divide into 12 muffin cases in the muffin tin

Bake for about 20 minutes

WosWI Committee's decision to use Facebook Live Video for our Thursday meeting was inspired. Vanessa is a "natural" and made the evening go with a swing - assisted by her Family. Forewarned by Vanessa, many of us had laid out the ingredients ready to follow along as Vanessa demonstrated how to make "Spicy Apple Muffins". I opened FB on both my iPhone and my iPad. I used my iPhone with the sound off to text comments to Vanessa and the iPad to follow the video.

After the muffins were safely in the oven, Vanessa conducted a quiz session. No prizes, with it being 'virtual', but members typed in their responses then Vanessa read out the answers.

Before logging off Vanessa announced a competition. Members have to use things they can find around the home to recreate a famous painting. Pity that I do not have the youth to do Botticelli's "Birth of Venus". I do have a dustbin lid that could be made over to represent the shell and I have a chiffon scarf with which I could cover my nether regions. . .

The evening was lively and fun and I am looking forward to next month's meeting.