I have in my ‘possession’ a 3 year old vegetable rejecter. Lawrence is not a fan of anything green, unless it’s a lollipop. Then he will just about tolerate it, but would much prefer the red or range lolly variety. READ MORE
Is it tiffin? Is it chocolate fridge cake? Is it chocolate biscuit cake? Oh who knows! All I know is that this is beyond delicious. I ate some for breakfast this morning and then I ate some for lunch. I am planning on a lot of veggies for my dinner to make up for this behaviour. I don’t promise this is sugar free. In fact I don’t promise anything nutritionally from this recipe. All I will say is that if you are making it in the gargantuan quantities I do then do share the tiffin love. READ MORE
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I know, I know, this is SO boring. I want to eat syrupy, sugar laden treats all day long just like the next person, but I can’t. My skin gets angry and spotty and my bottom seems to miraculously increase in size. It’s all just deeply unfair but then that’s how life is. You can’t eat cake for every meal. Believe me, I’ve tried. READ MORE
I’m not going to mess about. I have stuff to do. The kids are at their Dad’s house over the Easter weekend so it is DIY central here. There’s a drain to unblock, a fence to erect, shelves to drill in and lino for a playhouse to buy. I have even painted the inside of the playhouse with rogue tester pots. Yes, I’m THAT kind of busy. READ MORE
Are you looking for good breakfasts for breast feeding? Then you’re in the right place. But this breast feeding friendly granola is not strictly just for nursing mothers. And this certainly isn’t a granola that after eating will give you an overwhelming urge to breast feed babies and toddlers. (Well, I assume it won’t, I can’t promise). READ MORE
I thought you’d like this recipe for my salted caramel millionaires shortbread before Christmas. It’s an easy one, obviously, for no-one needs added stress at this time of year. And it’s delicious too. I am looking forward to Christmas this year very much, and I am absolutely committed to not adding extra stress, as I am prone to doing. READ MORE
Well, it’s semi final week on the Great British Bake Off. What do you think of this series? It feels more sedate to me. That’s not meant in a negative way. I mean it well. It seems to have found its way back to where it came from. I like all the contestants, there feel to be less pantomime dames. It’s a happier, less controversial place this year. I wonder if this is in anticipation of being away next year before they start again on Channel 4 in 2018? Almost like having a little good will in the bag. Anyway, who cares. I’ve been working with Aldi and I have an amazing chocolate cake complete with chocolate collar that we made to celebrate all the wonderful Team GB medal wins. But you could adapt it for any ocassion – there are instructions on how to write any message into the collar. Yes, I love you all that much. There’s even a video:
I’m a mum of 3 boys, a cookbook writer and also a finalist on the 2011 Great British Bake Off.
I’ve decided to record the recipes I use, partly to save them somewhere and partly in case someone else might like to use them...