Festive Gingerbread Stars

Brrrr… it’s so cold.  But it’s the best kind of cold in my opinion… The sky is blue, the air is crisp and the past two mornings there’s been a frost on the ground.  I had a crunchy, frosty walk this morning down by the river which was so idyllic.  The sun was low, mostContinue reading “Festive Gingerbread Stars”

Is it a Salsa? Is it Ketchup? Yes! And it’s Magic Tomata Passata with Hidden Veg

This is a magic sauce, it goes in anything and everything, it keeps in the fridge for around 5 days, or freezes really well.  It’s also possible to hide masses of veg in it that the kids wouldn’t normally eat… Neither of mine are keen on red peppers or beetroot, but hiding it in thisContinue reading “Is it a Salsa? Is it Ketchup? Yes! And it’s Magic Tomata Passata with Hidden Veg”

Harissa Roast Chicken & Warming Winter Bone Broth

Sundays throughout Autumn and Winter are for roast dinners in our house… It’s a really great time to come together as a family and the kids love the array of food on offer.  It means they eat well because they have control over their portions and food choices, albeit vegetables are compulsory!  But then asideContinue reading “Harissa Roast Chicken & Warming Winter Bone Broth”

It’s a Pop Shake “This Milkshake is Bananas B.A.N.A.N.A.S” or “My Milkshake Brings all the Kids to the Table”

My youngest daughter has discovered Gwen Stefani… so bananas can’t be bananas without a soundtrack!  That’s why this milkshake is bananas B.A.N.A.N.A.S it’s a sensible diversion from the original expletive for a 5 year old!  In fact, very many things have a soundtrack in our house.  I have a musical brain, a degree in musicContinue reading “It’s a Pop Shake “This Milkshake is Bananas B.A.N.A.N.A.S” or “My Milkshake Brings all the Kids to the Table””

Celeriac Rostis… or Solero Frosties (if you’re 5)

These are a great alternative to potatoes, albeit a much uglier ‘what do i do with that monster’ veg, but especially good for the carb loving kids!  My daughter asked to if she could have a sticker on her sticker chart for finishing her ‘Solero Frosties’ it took me a minutes to get what sheContinue reading “Celeriac Rostis… or Solero Frosties (if you’re 5)”

Salty & Sweet, Maple Roast Nuts aka “Mummy I’m huuuuungry”

“Mummy I’m hungry”, “Mummy I need a snaaaaack” My children love these as a snack, and I feel like they’re getting some nourishment in the process… These are fab after school, or at 5pm for me when I’m making the kids dinner… Or part of a picky lunch along with houmous, crudites, sourdough and olives…Continue reading “Salty & Sweet, Maple Roast Nuts aka “Mummy I’m huuuuungry””

It’s a Classic… Macaroni Cheese Meets Dijon Mustard and #NotInOurBread

If you read the Flourless Chocolate Brownies post you’ll know it’s been a slow day here… It’s cold & misty outside, so we’ll snuggle down, bake and snuggle some more.  We are all feeling a little worse for wear, following an over indulgent (be it sweets or bloody mary’s) night last night.  So by lunchContinue reading “It’s a Classic… Macaroni Cheese Meets Dijon Mustard and #NotInOurBread”

Rich and Gooey Flourless Chocolate Brownies and a Note on Fair-Trade

Indulgent, rich and gooey flourless chocolate brownie recipe

Cacao & Cardamom Lazy Morning Granola

Sweet, Sticky, Morning Goodness… Oh good morning chocolate breakfast hit! Oh indulge me honey toasted oats… Wait, you’re slurping the sweet spicy chocolaty milk from the bowl?  Don’t worry, me too!  It’s half term holidays and we’re enjoying really slow mornings at home!  Making granola this morning in my pyjamas was pure joy for me. Continue reading “Cacao & Cardamom Lazy Morning Granola”

My Boy’s Morning Milkshake

‘Mummy can I make a milkshake’, ‘mummy can I make a smoothie’?  Depending on how tired I am at 6am when he’s asking, my feelings tend to vary from ‘oh the mess’ to ‘milkshake what?’ to ‘wow he’s so creative’!  Either way, he’s keen to be creative with food, which will serve him well inContinue reading “My Boy’s Morning Milkshake”