Tried and Tested Pins – Mary’s Pinterest Picks

While I am away some super bloggers are filling this little space. Here are Mary’s pinterest picks, I’ve known Mary on the web for some time now, but was lucky enough to meet her in real life when she was volunteering at Country to Capital

Like most people I imagine, I happily pin away several times a week but never seem to get round to making/baking/creating any of my pins, so when Steph emailed to ask if I could write a Tried and Tested Pins post I was rather excited about having a real excuse to test out lots of lovely looking things on Pinterest this month.  I knew immediately that I wanted to include a craft pin, and that one of the recipes I would attempt would be a thai red curry.  My husband and I regularly stock up on a ready meal version, but I would much prefer to bake this myself.

The Pin: Thai Red Chicken Curry from House and Garden

My Version:

pinterest picks dinner

What I Changed: 

I used garlic powder instead of fresh cloves and vegetable-wise I swapped out the green beans and replaced them with some mangetout, spring onion and carrot.  The curry was delicious but I learnt that I need to practice my rice cooking skills a little more – the rice was really clumpy!

The Pin: Pesto Rolls from Savory Sweet Life

My Version:

pinterest picks rolls 

What I Changed:

Nothing.  These were delicious!  I would leave them in the oven for a little less time with the next batch I make though.  This time I forgot until the last minute that they were in the oven and I would probably prefer them a little less crisp on the outside.

The Pin: White Chocolate Berry Cheesecake from Rachel Cotterill

My Version:

pinterest picks cheesecake 

What I Changed:

The night I planned on making this, no supermarkets seemed to stock raspberries, so instead I just bought a small batch of strawberries and sliced them for the top of the cheesecake.  If I was to make this again I would probably double the amount of biscuit base produced, as it wasn’t very deep in my dish and felt a little flimsy when taking slices out for serving.

The Pin: DIY Chalkboard Kitchen Jars from Pumps and Iron

My Version:

pinterest picks

What I Changed:

I tried to make my edges a little bit more fancy with cut-off corners although I’m not sure I achieved that!  Then when it came to writing on the chalkboard section, my chalk wouldn’t write!  In the end I improvised and scratched the words into the paint.  (Almost a Pinterest fail, but I saved it!)

What have you tried from Pinterest this month?

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