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May 112012
What was that wine called again......?

Aha!  You need an app and I have just the one! For years I would drink a bottle of wine (usually whatever was on offer) and think ‘Ooh – that was really nice.  Must remember that one for next time’.  Of course, next time came and I would be patrolling the wine aisle of Waitrose […]

May 102012
Rice Krispie Chicken

This is a recipe from Lisa Faulkner’s book: Recipes from my Mother for my Daughter.  It is basically home-made chicken nuggets, but more exciting and can be done with the help of little people (children, not elves).  Quick and healthy to make, they went down a treat, although my kids were slightly miffed that there […]

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 […]

May 022012
Sausage Rolls

WHY have I never made these before??  They are so scrummy and, as ever, easy to make! Here’s what to do… Finely chop 2 shallots, 2 large cloves of garlic and 2 sage leaves and saute in about 20g of butter.  Then in a bowl mix it in with 450g of sausagemeat and thyme leaves (from about 4 […]

Apr 142012
Caption Day

Notice anything unusual in my fridge……? Please leave your wittiest caption then head over to Mammasaurus for some more!

Apr 042012
My Top 5 Kitchen Gadgets

Ever grateful for some help and gadgetry in the kitchen I was inspired to share with you my top 5 kitchen favourites. 1.  Kitchenaid I hummed and haahed about getting this, trying to convince myself it was far too much money (and SO much cheaper in the states!) but eventually I succumbed and I am […]