Spiced apple and peach jam

I grew up in a house in the city centre. We were extremely lucky to have a lovely long garden, with lots of trees and room to grow and play. Some of my earliest memories are of climbing the apple trees that marked the halfway point in the garden. On the right was a cooking…

Summer grilled corn

I don’t know about you guys, but I actually find it really hard to cook during the peak of summer. The days are way longer, little tiny humans get up earlier, work is long and hard and the heat just drains me and makes me less hungry. My son also feels these effects, by the…

Green Goddess Quiche

This week, I am doing a mini celebratory dance. I am now officially the sole owner of my house. The place I have raised my son, the place I have most of my memories of my daughter and the place I have made into our home. I made our home a home. Myself and Alexander…

Greek honey cake

Ok world of mummies, I need some feedback. It appears my child is either a) broken or b) has been swapped out (by the good witch) with a child that sleeps well. You see for the last three years since his birth, my son has never been a good sleeper. He has always taken a…

The ultimate cauliflower sauce

I am very excited to share something with you today that makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. I don’t think it is to everyone’s tastes. I have served it to other people in the past and although they liked it, you can always tell how much by the fact that they do or don’t…

Gingerbread men

Oh my lord, this last month has been just crazy, anyone else with me on this? Between my son’s birthday, the death of a friend, relatives visiting and buying a house, I have just been out of my normal sorts and routine and only now feeling the relief of getting back to basics. My youngest…

Herbed oil cubes

So this week has been a little tinchy bit crazy in our house. We are up several times during the night, early to rise (as in 4 and 5 am starts) and somehow my little one is in the best form I have seen him in weeks. He doesn’t seem to be tired despite the…

Sweet potato & five spice muffins

So my news for this week is that I am back at work, still struggling with the effects of shingles but no longer contagious. PHEWWWW. I am however still very tired and a bit sore but it is really nice to be back and busy. I really hate the feeling that I am letting people…

Honey roasted brussels sprouts

I am a little under the weather at the moment. As it turns out, I have shingles which is affecting my ear and head and is incredibly painful, makes me very tired, dizzy and unfocused and I just want to itch my head like there is no tomorrow. However, while I do not have to…

Simple overnight oats

Some people are not fan of porridge or oats. Take my mother for example, she made over night oats recently and after one or two bites threw them out. They just aren’t for her. I don’t quite fully understand it, for someone who loves muesli which is oat based(and risotto which has a similar theme…