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claremanson
Clare
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
United Kingdom
Me: Clare, mother of two, passionate baker, self taught photographer,music, sci-fi and video game fan.
My gallery: Full of food photography, recipes and a few polymer clay creations.
My mission: To inspire, make you hungry and get you excited about baking and food photography.
My Quirks: Despite my love for baking, i have a major food phobia! Everything i eat and drink freaks me out, even just one bite! so, i bake to see the happiness my food gives to others, that happiness makes me happy. I also have a rather unique laugh.
My Personality: Shy, quiet, determined, perfectionist, creative, over active imagination, worrier, anxious and a bit of an oddity.

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Jam Tarts by claremanson
Jam Tarts
Gluten free strawberry jam tarts.

I normally have to make everything ffrom scracth being gluten free.  In my small town there is not much choice when it comes to gluten free, even less when it comes to baking so when I went out of town recently I went to a supermarket that stocked some blocks of gluten free shortcrust pastry.  I had to buy some and give it a try.  Of course homemade always tastes best but it made a really nice change to cheat especially seeing we will be moving house in a couple of weeks so time for baking is almost nonexistent.

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As some of you already know, six months ago we moved to a rented house while so we could sell our house and buy a new one.  In September we were able to start house hunting.  After just five days of actively looking and three different house viewings we found our house.  My husband was shocked, I was also to be honest to find a house I liked so quickly, we thought it may take months as I am very picky but this house ticked most of the boxes and the rest were things I could compromise on in the grand scheme of things.  My dad always said since the start we may be in a new house by Christmas, I just laughed at him, I never thought that would happen but he was right.

We are moving just two minutes away from our current rented house.  For the first time we get a grassed garden, we have always have paved courtyard gardens which the kids and I hated so as soon as I told them we have grass they were so happy.  Next I told them even better news, they get their own bedrooms.  Up until now they have always had to share, being so very different from each other they are going to love their own space, especially my eldest daughter. 
For the first time ever I have a nice U shaped kitchen, I have always had gallery kitchens which make things very tricky when you have kids trying to run past all the time while you have the oven door open.  The kitchen is the room that is going to need the most work as it's over 20 years old, very dated and really not to my taste but that won't be done straight away.  It does have a fun little hatch in the wall to the dining room which I may make bigger to let more light into the dining room. I do need to buy a new cooker straight away though as it doesn't have one which is going to be a big decision as it really needs to be good for baking and withstand me cooking once, twice, sometimes even three times a day so lots of research will be required.
The front room has a huge bay window which I love so much and the whole place really has lots of character being built in the 1920-1930s.

Next week I will have one last baking photo to share with you before we move house the following week. I will probably have no time to bake at all during the upheaval and maybe without the internet for a little while also. Fingers crossed though I will be back in the kitchen before Christmas so I can baking some homemade Christmas gifts I have planned.
Scones by claremanson
Scones
Fresh out the oven warm scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream, can't get much more British than this!

Thanks to DarrenCarnall posting some scones on facebook his wife made for him, I just had to make some myself as he served them wrong! (Long story!)

There is much debate in this country as to how you prounce scone, some say sCONe while others will say sCONE, to me they are sCONes.  I would sound utterly ridiculous in my part of the country pronouncing them as sCONES, it just seems something the posh and the royal family would say!

Recipe from the BBC www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/46…

Find me on facebook For WIPS and oher such foodie things www.facebook.com/claremanson
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As some of you already know, six months ago we moved to a rented house while so we could sell our house and buy a new one.  In September we were able to start house hunting.  After just five days of actively looking and three different house viewings we found our house.  My husband was shocked, I was also to be honest to find a house I liked so quickly, we thought it may take months as I am very picky but this house ticked most of the boxes and the rest were things I could compromise on in the grand scheme of things.  My dad always said since the start we may be in a new house by Christmas, I just laughed at him, I never thought that would happen but he was right.

We are moving just two minutes away from our current rented house.  For the first time we get a grassed garden, we have always have paved courtyard gardens which the kids and I hated so as soon as I told them we have grass they were so happy.  Next I told them even better news, they get their own bedrooms.  Up until now they have always had to share, being so very different from each other they are going to love their own space, especially my eldest daughter. 
For the first time ever I have a nice U shaped kitchen, I have always had gallery kitchens which make things very tricky when you have kids trying to run past all the time while you have the oven door open.  The kitchen is the room that is going to need the most work as it's over 20 years old, very dated and really not to my taste but that won't be done straight away.  It does have a fun little hatch in the wall to the dining room which I may make bigger to let more light into the dining room. I do need to buy a new cooker straight away though as it doesn't have one which is going to be a big decision as it really needs to be good for baking and withstand me cooking once, twice, sometimes even three times a day so lots of research will be required.
The front room has a huge bay window which I love so much and the whole place really has lots of character being built in the 1920-1930s.

Next week I will have one last baking photo to share with you before we move house the following week. I will probably have no time to bake at all during the upheaval and maybe without the internet for a little while also. Fingers crossed though I will be back in the kitchen before Christmas so I can baking some homemade Christmas gifts I have planned.

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Savaliste Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Hi! How have you been lately? :glomp:
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claremanson Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hello! Crazy busy! I've spent the past two weeks packing for our move next week, so it's going to be a super crazy busy couple of months ahead with unpacking, christmas and decorating. How about you how are you doing? :hug:
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Savaliste Featured By Owner 2 hours ago
Oh cool we just moved on Saturday we are still packing from old place and unpacking at New place it's difficult with children and working full time lol she has been easily scared of stuff lately and clingy so it's hard to step away to get something done I think it's cause she's almost 2 haha
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space-fennec Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member
hi there!
i'm emmy! i really love looking at your gallery!

i really like to bake too! i just wanted to say that you are very talented!
i hope to follow in your footsteps!
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claremanson Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi there emmy, thank you so much, it means a lot :) Have a great day.
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space-fennec Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  New member
<3333 no problem!!
i hope to talk to you again~ 
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ik-ben-10eke Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav on the cookies picture ik-ben-10eke.deviantart.com/ar…
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moondancer3 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Hooray Llama Badges ! llama cancan 
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claremanson Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
like wise :)
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res123 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Dear ClareManson, I love your gallery. It makes me hungry... And the rest of your art is good too! Not just the food! And since there is no such thing as a favorite all button I'll watch you. Great job!
r.e.s.
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