Love Fun with Vegetables

I used courgettes and carrots but am sure you could do it with many other vegetables – or salad/fruit items such as cucumbers and bananas. Maybe even baby sweet corn – although it might be a bit more fiddly. I actually got the idea from another blog you can find here Yes of course I’m … Read more

The Way To A Man’s Heart

Valentines Steak dinner and hearts

What better way to treat your man this Valentine’s than with a Steak Dinner with home-made mushroom sauce, followed by heart cakes. I like to cook the mushrooms and tomatoes at the same time, and add some salad (and jacket potatoes). Fry the mushrooms in butter, then simply add milk and herbs.       … Read more

Chicken Jalfrezi

Making things at home is not only cheaper but better for you. This recipe fed the 6 of us. Heat some oil and fry some onion with a pinch of salt. Then add some chilli, ginger and garlic. Then add 1 tsp turmeric 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1 cinnamon stick Cook for a few … Read more

Peanut Butter Biscuits

I always like to try a little variation in the kitchen with my children – something very similar to what they’ve previously made with a twist – as it helps them build up their confidence. So when I saw this peanut butter cookie recipe which basically means that I could get my son to put … Read more

Meal on a Budget – Lasagne

Money can be a bit tight and especially in these tough times, and just in case you didn’t know how to do a lasagne on the cheap I thought I’d share. Brown the mince (I usually cook with onions at this point but we’d run out) Bulk out with some carrots – I boil these … Read more

Snow Inspired Crafts for Young Children

I love Christmas Activities – it’s something that brings my family together with their varying ages. You can’t go wrong with sweets either! Sweet Snowmen You will need: icing sugar marshmallows curlywurly pieces dolly mixtures strawberry laces or anything else sweet you fancy First take a marshmallow and cover it in icing. Then place another … Read more

Breastfeeding Breaking The Rules

“Have you ever had to think “outside the box” when it comes to breastfeeding? Do you think there are certain breastfeeding “rules” that are meant to be broken? Do you fit in the typical nursing mom mold? Share your thoughts here!” I guess I do break the rules. I’m not exactly sure what the rules … Read more