All that work, planning, buying and wrapping, came to a head a couple of days ago, where the majority of the excitement was over in a matter of minutes and my thoroughly spoilt children discarded most of their gifts, without a second glance and played in cardboard boxes for the rest of the day! We… Continue reading Why I’m Reconsidering Our Christmas Day Traditions
So, we’ve all eaten too much rich food over Christmas! The kids have consumed enough chocolate to sink a battle ship and just the thought of another rich meal is enough to turn your stomach! It’s time for something virtuous, with not a drop of cream or butter in sight! This recipe is not only… Continue reading Virtuous Thai Turkey Broth
The kid’s school choir, take part in an event for the children’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent, every year at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Children can join the choir from year 3 and this year both K and Lou have spent their lunch breaks singing their little hearts out, practicing to be part of the… Continue reading Our Evening Supporting CLIC Sargent (Child Cancer Charity) at The Royal Albert Hall
A baked ham is great for Christmas, it is fabulous served hot or cold and the ultimate leftover meat! We bake ham all year round and have experimented with various cooking methods, times and glazes to finally come up with this- The Ultimate Baked Ham Recipe! Though this recipe takes a while to cook, the preparation time… Continue reading The Ultimate Baked Ham Recipe
I’ve never been one to make a huge fuss about birthdays and Christmas. I do like to make things special but don’t go over the top, spend vast sums of money or verge on the ridiculous! As I’ve gotten older, I care less and less about what other people think and simply aim to tick… Continue reading Keeping up with the Joneses at Christmas!
This is a really quick and easy leek and potato soup recipe that makes a truly warming and hearty meal in the winter months. It’s quick because everything is blended at the end so there’s no need for careful chopping. The thinly sliced potatoes, mean that they cook really quickly and it’s all done in less… Continue reading Quick Leek and Potato Soup with Parmesan Crackers
Flapjacks are so easy to make with relatively few ingredients. They are a great healthy, energy boosting snack, ideal for a quick pick-me-up, sugar craving or even breakfast when you are in a hurry! Though they do contain sugar, if you make them yourself, you control how much goes in and any other ingredients added.… Continue reading Healthy in a Hurry- The Humble Flapjack
The Boy has just decided that white fish is an acceptable source of protein, so I am now on a mission to put together meals featuring different forms of various white fish, starting with the humble cod! He tried some of my sea bass when we were out at dinner and then proceeded to devour… Continue reading Baked Cod with Root Veg Chips
The kids have already been driving me potty, singing Christmas songs ready for plays and concerts. I’m pretty sure mince pies replaced the hot cross buns after Easter this year and there was certainly some Christmassy stuff sneaking into the shops in September with the rest bombarding the shelves as soon as the doors closed… Continue reading Now It’s December, Let The Christmas Festivities Begin!