Curry night will never be the same again. Bye bye take-away. Hello freezer.
I’ve been meaning to put up this blog about our amazing Easter holiday in the campervan, which was contrived almost entirely through recommendations from our lovely Facebook Friends.
Mini Cheddar is a brilliant car game that will liven up long journeys with your children. The aim… to spot a yellow mini.
There is something comfortingly nostalgic about apple crumble. For me it conjures up memories of Sunday afternoons in the kitchen with the family as a child, feeling safe and warm and like all is well with the world.
A month ago (doesn’t time fly?) I went to the brilliant Britmums Live! event to interview Deliciously Ella and arm myself with some great ideas on how to survive the summer holidays. Because where better than the beating heart of mummy bloggers to find some clever ideas to keep the kids busy?
I’m not a jealous person. I am happy for my friends when they get pay rises, their kids do better than mine, they look brown and well rested after their holiday, while I just look sun burnt and frazzled.
It’s the eve of a new era. Are you ready?
One where routine is out the window, where screams to put shoes on are a dim memory, and one sunlit day floods timelessly into the next, enveloping us all in a warm blur. Well, that’s the plan.
What’s in your freezer? Ice cubes? Frozen peas? Oven chips? Lots of Tupperware pots full of unidentifiable foods? That’s me, or was until earlier this year when I decided to learn how to use my freezer properly. It was my culinary epiphany of 2015. Strong words I know, but I speak the truth.
I don’t know when I will write my opus, my Pulitzer-prize winning book, or esteemed and peer reviewed dissertation, but one thing I do know is that it will be all about oats.
The other day I was invited to an event at a pub in Peckham. Not only did I discover the amazing Grub Club, an online diary of pop up events around the country, I also discovered FarmDrop.
It may seem disingenuous to recommend someone else’s recipe book, instead of our own (although if you haven’t already … you can buy it here) but this collection of 200 vegetarian recipes has changed the way I eat.
Did you know that every major supermarket sells frozen chopped onions for little more than their fresh equivalent? Nope? Well, you obviously haven’t met me socially then, because I talk of little else. It’s not just that I am socially challenged, it’s more that I feel compelled to spread the word.
When I got pregnant eight years ago, I knew things were going to get exciting. New lives starting, old life-styles ending, nappy skills improving, sleep deteriorating. But never in my wildest dreams did I imagine THIS! Meal-planning.
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, Everywhere you go! Oh yes, this blogger is feeling festive. I handed in my dissertation yesterday (on palm oil – all 20 000 words of it) and have a spring in my step, Christmas baubles on my earlobes and festive cheer in my heart.
Loathe as a I am to gild the gorgeous lily of roast chicken, sometimes a recipe tempts me. So when I was flicking through my new favourite recipe book by Recipes from a normal mum, this caught my eye. Roast chicken stuffed with olive tapenade. Two of my favourite things in the world, together. How could I resist?