10 toddler meals

Feeding a toddler is tough work at any point in the day but I find teatime during the week the toughest. James is tired from nursery, I’m knackered from being at work all day and my commute home, and we’ve got a small window for quality time with one another before bedtime. So spending a […]

Homemade Soup

Everyone I know, well the Scottish folks at least, have grown up with some version of this soup. To the untrained eye it is just a Ham and Lentil soup however to us Scots its referred to simply as ‘’. I have never been to a Scottish persons house or a Scottish cafe or restaurant, been […]

Fish Fingers Tea Time Special

As an 80s child there are food quintessential to my childhood regardless of how good it tastes. Findus Crispy Pancakes, McCain Micro Chips and tinned Campbells Meatballs (in onion gravy of course) is what I was raised on. Interspersed by the frequent appearance of Mince & Totties and Lentil Soup. After all it was the 80s. Convenience food […]

A-Z of Ingredients: Semolina to Z

And so to the penultimate post in my essential ingredients.  I admit, I have taken some literary liberties with this one, it was always going to be the hardest in the series. You try coming up with ingredients you actually use that also start with the letters U, X and Z. However, try not think of it as a […]

Baking Staples: Brownies & Blondies

Regardless of whether you are a professional or novice baker you should always have a few baking staples tucked away in your repertoire. Yes of course play around with different recipes and have fun experimenting but there are times when you need a fool proof staple to fall back on. My staples are those which […]