Recipes

Portuguese One Pot Chicken.

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Recipes, Trends
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  It was a Saturday. Something strange had happened. I fancied something other than curry for tea! Not sure Kit was so impressed with this idea! However not all was lost… I still wanted that hit of spice! We were going to be having curry. We had bought 3 chickens especially. To be honest I …

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‘Ome Made Falafel

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in Recipes
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  Falafel are great… or can be if they’re made right! The thing is you need to put bags of flavour in there. You need serious amounts of garlic, lemon juice, pepper and salt. And then of course there’s the spices. For me it has to be heavy on the cumin, probably my favourite spice …

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Gnocchi-Wocky-Doo-Dah!

Posted by on Dec 29, 2014 in Recipes
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  Every now and then when we ask the kids what they want for tea they answer with something that strikes fear into me! Gnocchi is one of them! They love potato gnocchi and indeed so do I, however, making gnocchi for six hungry people, it’s one of the more… shall we say… time consuming dishes! However …

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Cup of Chai?

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Recipes, Trends
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We started drinking Chai a good year ago now. Not proper Indian Chai but the well known brand, tea bag variety.   Recently however the well known brand that we used decided to re-brand their packaging, putting less tea bags in and charging more. Meaning our bag of Chai cost more than twice as much! …

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Have Your Cake & Eat It… Just not until Christmas!

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Recipes
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Last year I posted a blog on Stir Up Sunday with a recipe for Christmas Pudding. Click on this link ‘Christmas Pudding’ if you want to see it. This Year I’m giving a recipe for Christmas Cake. You may think it’s a bit early but this cake tastes better for a bit of maturing. Put …

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Things That Go ‘Pump’ In The Night!

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Recipes
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It’s that time of year again! It seems like the Kids have only just gone back to school and then the next thing you know Halloween is here! We normally let the kids stay up a bit later on Halloween. They don’t go out trick or treating but they love it when other children come …

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Tabouleh For School… eh!

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Recipes
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  Last term at school I got roped into going into MissT’s class to talk about healthy food, where our food comes from and do a demonstration. So I cooked pizza from scratch and the children all made their own. It was great fun for the kids… and me! Although I think the cleaners are …

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Shepherds Pie… No really… Just Shepherds Pie!

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Recipes
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Sometimes, not very often but sometimes we have a meal which is quite simple and not spicy. Well, not that spicy!     Shepherds pie is one of those dishes. We don’t have it that often at all, so when we do it’s a real treat. It’s one of those really comforting foods. Perfect for …

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An Unexpected… Pudding

Posted by on Aug 17, 2014 in Recipes, Talking Borax, Trends
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It was a nice sunny day in the summer holidays. We had said our good-byes a few days before to our child from Belarus that had been staying with us for a few weeks healthy respite. So it was just Us and our Kids. Time to chill out and relax. Our Kids had been eager to get their bikes …

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