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May 082012
I'm a Finalist!

Well, knock me down with a cheese string, I made it to the final 8 in the Tasty! category of the Britmums blogging awards (#bibs)! How the hell did that happen? As you can imagine I am chuffed to bits and have been tweeting my delight and then…..wait for it….I GOT A DIRECT MESSAGE FROM […]

Apr 092012
It's been a cookin' Easter!

Well, Easter is just about over and I have not stopped cooking!  In a good way, but non-stop! Good Friday was with the MiL so I escaped having to do anything very much.  But on Easter Saturday I made fresh tagliatelle, Easter cupcakes, blueberry tart and porcini sauce.  All the aforementioned have been cited on […]

Mar 112012
My 5 Favourite Recipe Books

Joining in with Kate Takes 5 Listography I am sharing with you my current 5 favourite recipe books (in no particular order): 1.  Recipes from My Mother for My Daughter – Lisa FaulknerA very recent publication and fast becoming a favourite of mine.  Scrummy, accessible recipes with the personal touch of the gorgeous Ms Faulkner. 2.  Home […]

Feb 272012
All Hail Nigella!

It is with much giggling I must tell you about the Power of Nigella! Last week, circa Shrove Tuesday, I replied to a Nigella tweet, extolling the virtues of her pancakes. Nigella retweeted this (gawd bless her). My humble blog only averages about 20 hits a day.  After that retweet, in 24 hours, I had […]

Feb 212012
Packed Lunches

What is it about packed lunches that make me want to shut my head in the fridge?  At school they were a treat saved for school trips.  The trepidation I felt as I peeked inside my tuppaware box to see what my mother had rustled up, was second to none.  It was never anything to write […]