Hot cross buns

Easter is fast approaching, although I’m not hosting the family Easter dinner this year, I am still in the mood for some of its festive delights to snack on at home. What better than Hot Cross Buns? I’ve made these many times before, sometimes they have worked and sometimes they have been like little rocks…

Chargrilled courgette salad

I really really used to hate courgettes. I have no idea why, but in the last few years I have been trying new dishes with them and now I actually quite like them. My mother used to make this delicious salad (although at the time I wasn’t quite convinced), with grilled courgettes, mint, pine nuts…

Jump2Help is looking for your support

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The story… On January 1st, 2015, 9:39pm, I  became a father… …A father who didn’t get a chance to experience my daughter’s laugh, cry, or watch her growing up… Elena Jane never opened her eyes… My amazing partner and mother of our daughter – Vanessa – shared our story within…

Profiteroles

Last week it was my hubby-to-be ‘s birthday. We’re not exactly in the celebrating mood these days yet but when I asked him what he wanted for his birthday he replied ‘fire logs’. That’s all he wanted. I didn’t complain, this was the easiest present ever to buy him and I was relieved at the…

Spring sweetcorn soup

Yesterday was the first day of spring. Now for once the weather is actually acting like spring. It is bright, clear and fresh and the sun is actually warm! I got up at 6.30 this morning and looked out at the sky. Clear blue, not a cloud in sight, just the jet trails in the…

Pesto chicken sandwich

I recently had a lovely chicken sandwich. Strips of chicken covered in pesto on fluffy white bread. It was good, but it was a little heavy. So I came home and devised a new sandwich. Same theory, chicken strips and pesto but a little lighter. My partner D came home and took a bite and…

Special mother’s day cake

Happy mother’s day to all the beautiful and special mums out there! Whether you hold your children in your arms or hearts, you are loved and special. xx Well here it is, mother’s day! I could hide myself away under a duvet or I could get up and feel proud to be Elena’s mother. I…

Green Pesto

Now who doesn’t love pesto? Ok, I guess there may be some non pesto lovers, but personally I think pesto makes almost everything better. I add it to soups, pasta dishes and sandwiches. Or sometimes just serve it with some toasted sourdough bread and a drizzle of oil. I like it really smooth and also…

Caponata

Well hello again! We have just gotten back from a break in Lanzarote. It was good to get away but also great to get back. Back to my routine and keeping my mind busy. Lots of inspiration for the blog, recipes to come. But when I got home and talked to friends and family, people…