Category Archives: Food

hidden vegetable flapjacks

My eldest steadfastly refuses to eat most fresh fruit and vegetables. He will eat apple, pear (if he thinks it’s apple), peas and sweetcorn. He loves dried fruit but we’re always looking for ways to sneak more fruit and veg … Continue reading

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review: the little underbank tearoom

I absolutely love afternoon tea. Whoever came up with the concept of a meal of sandwiches and cake between lunch and dinner is a genius. Since afternoon tea seems to be coming back into fashion, there are lots of places around … Continue reading

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brownie fail

  I love browsing Pinterest for things to make, cook and buy. When I saw these mint chocolate brownies, I couldn’t wait to make them. The recipe looked fairly easy and I adore mint and chocolate together. But oh dear, this was a … Continue reading

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Favourite things

Lucas’s favourite things My favourite things …oh, and a bit of this!  

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Cake bites (take two)

  I was far too stressed out to take photos of the first batch of decorated cake bites, but I think I made up for it with the second batch. I also learned several important lessons: 1. Cake bites and … Continue reading

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Cake bites (take one)

I took a cake pop course last week and it inspired me to try making cake pops at home. They are the perfect present or goodies to take into work, which is my plan next week as it’s the last … Continue reading

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Cake Face

Been doing a lot of baking lately. I find it very therapeutic and it is one of the few times that I am quiet. Red Velvet Cupcakes from the Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook, made as a dry run for Jane’s birthday … Continue reading

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Picnic in the park

>   The weather in the UK this weekend was gorgeous! This is very unusual for our little island, so when the sun shines we all get very excited. When I woke up, the view from the window looked like … Continue reading

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