These came to me in a dream. Like for real. I woke up in the middle of the night and had to jot down the idea on my phone because I was so scared of forgetting about them come the morning. Such was my excitement that I woke up ridiculously early, left Mr H and baby H snoozing away together in bed and went down to the kitchen to get baking. Continue reading
I hate wasting food more than anything, so I plan what I buy each week according to what meals I’m going to make, but with fruit it can be trickier to get it right, especially with little people around. So here are my top tips for avoiding waste when it comes to fruit:
⁃ Store things like apples and pears in the fridge. It keeps them lovely and crunchy and they last for much longer
⁃ If your fruit is getting on a bit, chop it up and freeze it! Then you can pop into smoothies or use it for baking. This is great if you have toddlers around who take one bite out of something and declare that they don’t want any more 😂 just chop, freeze and use another time! Continue reading
One thing I love doing in December is walking around the posher side of my neighbourhood (aka the part I don’t live in) checking out all the Christmas wreaths. When baby H was small, my friend and I made a ‘wreath snoop’ part of our weekly routine. We’d push our prams down the roads, discussing the merits of each and whether it matched the front door or not, willing our babies to nap. Continue reading
Brownies, bananas and little people are a regular occurence in our house these days…I buy around 25 bananas a week (I don’t know how they all get eaten but they always do), we have play dates a plenty and brownies disappear at a rate of knots. I get lots of lovely mamas asking me for recipes that they can give to their little ones, many of whom are gluten/dairy/nut free and trying to avoid refined sugar, so I thought it about time to create a brownie recipe that ticked all those boxes too. Continue reading
Caramel. Even the word is an onomatopoeia; it sounds just as gloriously velvety and smooth as the thing it describes. But that’s the English language for you folks. I’m terrible at speaking foreign languages but I love how they work, I think because I was a Latin geek at school and really enjoyed learning all the beautiful prose. A not so interesting fact about me that you didn’t think you’d find in a recipe for caramel balls. Continue reading
These are the ultimate Halloween treat. I wanted to make something this year that looked a little gory and spooky, and filled cupcakes are my newest obsession, so I figured that was the way forward.
I got my hands on some activated charcoal (on Amazon fyi) which not only do some people use for health benefits but also can be used as a natural black food colouring. So I did a little experimenting, and came up with some mega tasty cupcakes. Continue reading
Nothing makes me happy like new cookware. Sign of my age right there, but give me a new oven tray or a shiny new saucepan and I feel like a new woman. Whenever I get the chance to spring clean my cupboards, the feeling afterwards is a Marie Kwondo-esque sparking of pure joy. Oh how I love kitchenware.
The me of 10, even 5 years ago wouldn’t recognise this kitchen utensil loving persona. But a lot has changed in the last few years, I’ve swapped late nights for early mornings, sleeping for cooking and long hours in an office for longer hours with two children. Only joking. Sort of. Continue reading