Italian coffee saves the day – easy Affogato recipe

 *this is a sponsored post about Italian Coffee. All opinions are my own* It’s no secret that I am a bit of a coffee lover, and a bit of a coffee snob. I will refuse to drink most instant granulated coffees unless there really is no other option, or I am desperate, and LSH lovingly […]

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Meal Plan Monday – Eating out or eating in?

Eating out used to be something we took for granted and enjoyed. Popping to a cafe or the pop-up food market near me at work, going for lunch with friends, dinner with the husband, meals out at the weekend, Sunday lunch in a pub. All things we enjoyed and didn’t really imagine not being able […]

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Nettle Soup – I promise it’s delicious

Nettle soup? I hear you say… Yes, I say. It’s actually delicious and very good for you. It’s also easy to make and a great way to do something with nettles if you have them in your garden. We look at nettles as a weed, and a pest, and something that can cause harm when […]

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Easy & yummy citrus shortbread style cookies…

These citrus shortbread cookies are easy to make, simple, and delicious. My kids enjoy helping me bake AND eat them. I use citrus oil for flavour rather than extracts or essences and find it works better. A little goes a long way and you get great depth of flavour This oil smell amazing. You do […]

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Meal plan Monday – less food waste please?

Has anyone else noticed their food waste has changed during this rather strange time? One thing I’ve noticed during this time where we’ve been at home, is that we are wasting far far less food and using up stuff much more.  We are also barely eating any ready made meals or over processed packaged meals, […]

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Meal Plan Monday – school holiday empty cupboards

Meal Plan Monday. Looking at my week, and making sure the cries of “I’m hungry” don’t happen too often, but we all know that children are always hungry aren’t they? Feeding my food allergy and food choices family with a mix of cooking from scratch and sometimes throwing a ready-made meal their way. We shop […]

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Basic Sour Dough Starter – how to and tips

I am a big fan of making sour dough bread, and make about 2-3 loaves a week because it’s cheaper than shop-bought bread, and gets eaten fast, and my kids love it. I am always keen to make food from scratch when I can, and bread doesn’t need to contain loads of “stuff” that is […]

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Easy & delicious gluten & dairy free cupcake recipe

This is my go-to easy, gluten & dairy free cupcake recipe that is the basic recipe for most cupcakes I make for home and also for work when I bake. It’s easy to adapt and you can add flavours or food colouring, if you want and you can decorate them simply or more fabulously depending […]

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Easy cinnamon rolls for breakfast

My kids love cinnamon rolls. I love cinnamon rolls. Sticky, sweet, loaded with cinnamon, and one, frankly is never enough. There are recipes out there but this is how I make ours and what works for me as an easy and not too much faff way to make them, so they rise overnight and are […]

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Gazpacho soup. Delicious, easy, and healthy.

Gazpacho is one of my favourite soups and because it’s traditionally served cold, it’s great for hot weather, and it’s easy to make. My kids think it’s a huge treat to have a big bowl of it served with garlic bread to dunk in it. A traditional recipe calls for bread to be added to […]

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