About Me

Glad you’ve found me – my name is Kateri and I live in Scotland with my husband and son.

Just like Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) I’m a librarian by day but, unlike her, I spend my evenings hanging with my family, crafting, reading, absorbing popular culture or doing stuff for Girlguiding – I’m a leader for Scottish Senior Section Lones which supports girls who can’t attend a regular unit.

I seem to be stupidly busy with all of these activities so often fail to post daily or weekly instead most of these posts appear during holidays, weekends or the best of all breaks from work – the snow day. It has been said that I’ve blown my pension on stickers and crafty ideas which is true (though I’m sure those 1980s stickers are now collectibles). I’m pretty sure my road to hell is paved with the craft projects that never happened.

I’ve been crafting since I could handle a crayon (mother is an art teacher) and I’ve been making and designing my own miniature bears (under 3”) since April 2003. My bears and critters are continually evolving, so each one is usually unique (this is closely linked to my attention span and loath to mass produce as I find it really dull).

If you want to get in touch you can post a comment or email me at kateriww(at)gmail (dot)com

Thanks for visiting! Kateri

P.S. All the opinions expressed in the blog are mine and mine alone and they do not represent the thoughts or opinions of the various organisations I’m a member of or work for.

P.P.S. Bahoochie is Scots for bottom, bum or backside. Pronounced ba-hook-ee, it is used in a friendly manner, often with children. Since Scots is a spoken language there are different spellings of bahoochie including bahookie and behouchie.

Bahoochie was chosen as the spelling because “Animal ABC; a Scots alphabet by Susan Rennie” has B for ‘birlin bears wi big bahoochies’. If you are wondering, this means twirling bears with big bottoms.

Recent Posts

Banana Cake

Here is Thorfinn’s favourite banana loaf recipe, he loves it so much he tries to fit a whole slice in his mouth at once.

Mummy’s Banana Loaf

Makes 1 Loaf (Dairy-free, egg-free, soya-free, wheat-free, barley-free)

Ingredients

  • 285g/10oz Doves Farm Gluten Free Plain White Flour
  • 1tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 225g/8oz Caster Sugar (granulated works fine as well)
  • 1/4tsp Xanthan Gum
  • 110g/4oz Dairy Free Margarine (I use Vitalite )
  • egg replacement equivalent to 2 eggs (I use ‘Orgran No Egg’ ).
  • 4 mashed overripe bananas (you can do it with ripe but you need to do a lot more mashing)

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • Line a loaf tin with a silicone wrapper (or grease it).
  • Mix dry ingredients together
  • Mix in Dairy Free Margarine – you can cream sugar and margarine together separately but I find it doesn’t make any difference.
  • Add egg replacement equivalent to 2 eggs.
  • Add 4 mashed overripe bananas.
  • Mix it all together (if it does need more liquid you can add Oatly or another milk replacement but I find its OK without).
  • Pour into lined loaf tin and bake for an hour or until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Remove from from tin and cool on rack.
  • Nom!
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