Category Archives: Recipes

Thomas & Friends at George’s Birthday Party

My baby boy turns 2 this week and we threw him a party. He is totally Thomas the Tank Engine mad and so it wasn’t hard to choose a theme. I went cupcake crazy and made 40 Thomas cupcakes which … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Cakes, Food Thoughts & Nutrition, My Life, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Mock Trifle

On our wedding anniversay my husband and I went for a walk by the creek. When we came across some huge blackberry bushes we couldn’t resist picking some.   On our anniversay we always cook each other a special meal. My husband … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Food Thoughts & Nutrition, My Life, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Frittata

Frittata is such a good dinner for so many reasons: It tastes delicious! It is really easy to make. Eggs are the main ingredient so it is an inexpensive meal. You can add lots of different fillings to make a … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Food Thoughts & Nutrition, Quick Easy Meals, Quick Easy Recipe, Recipes | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Smoked Mackerel Pate

This is a great lunch or starter for a dinner party. As with everything I do it is very quick. It took 2 minutes to whiz it all together in my food processor and a few minutes to make it … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Quick Easy Meals, Recipes | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Macaroni Cheese

I really love macaroni cheese but I find to make it from scratch takes time and makes a lot of dirty dishes to be washed up! Instead I sometimes make my quick version, it uses all good ingredients and is … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Quick Easy Recipe, Recipes | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Quick Lamb Curry

I really love homemade Lamb Curry. Here is a quick recipe that I sometimes use: Lamb Curry Serves 2 Ingredients: 4 spring onions finely chopped 1 glove garlic 2 tsp curry powder (or make own mix of 1/2 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Quick Easy Meals, Recipes | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Easiest Ever Fish Dishes

Sometime ago I wrote about a fantastic offer Waitrose do at their fish counter. They call it Garnish & Go and you can read that blog post here. However, you don’t have to go to Waitrose to buy your fish. For years now, inspired by Jamie Oliver, I … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Quick Easy Meals, Recipes | Tagged | Leave a comment

Baking for Babies

After my first baby baking experience my Mum decided to make biscuits with Baby G. It was good fun, and messy, but we were surprised by how much he loved the biscuits. For days after all the biscuits were eaten he … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Cooking with kids, My Life, Recipes | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Jam Making

After our recent fruit picking trip I made my first ever batch of jam. My husband and I enjoy making chutney but I had yet to try jam making. In my family there is a jam making myth where the … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Food Thoughts & Nutrition, My Life, Recipes | Tagged | 2 Comments

Chorizo Tomato Pasta

  My Mum loves to cook tomato pasta. Last time she cooked for me she made a delicious pasta using chorizo. She used her Bacon & Tomato Pasta recipe that features on my Meal Plan page and simply substituted the … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Recipes | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments