Raspberry Oatmeal Cookies

These are really great little cookies. In my mind they are not biscuits as they aren’t crispy and crunchy, but they have a slightly crisp outer edge and a chewy center. I don’t think cookies in general can be healthy if they taste good, but these at least don’t have refined sugar so in my…

Hot Cross Buns

Gently spiced hot cross buns with chai, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla, these buns are fluffy, light and lovely for breakfast or snacks all week. I haven’t always been a fan of hot cross buns, and I don’t think I have bought one in many many years so I kind of forget what they ought to…

Braised lettuce, pea and wild rice soup

Have you ever made lettuce soup? It is so good. Lettuce is such an overlooked ingredient when it comes to anything other than salad or sandwiches. I used to make a side dish of braised lettuce and peas when cooking for a big lunch or dinner. This soup is a little upgrade to that dish….

Super healthy green pancakes

This week, we are going all out and making fun food our focus, with an Irish theme of course! We made these amazing green pancakes for breakfast and Superhero muffins as treats for the week. We love making Green Rice for lunches and easy dinners and then I will theme our grazing boards (I make…

Strawberry and almond cake

I am so excited to share this recipe. It is one of my favourite cakes to make and eat. Somehow every time I make this, it cheers me up and makes me feel lighter and happier emotionally. Usually shared with friends over a coffee and a chat in the garden, but I’ll take what we…

Spinach and cashew nut pesto

There is never a week that I do not have a big jar of homemade pesto in my fridge. It may vary from traditional basil pesto, tomato pesto to spinach pesto. I usually use what I have to hand. If I have lots of fresh spinach left in the fridge, I will use that. If…

Oven dried strawberries

Strawberries, who doesn’t love them? Ok not everyone does but you have to admire how their shape resembles a heart, especially when cut in half ♥. I adore dried strawberries and raspberries. I really love the freeze dried versions that can be crushed up and sprinkled over cakes and breakfasts and so forth. This weekend,…

Superhero muffins

I think every household with small children has a superhero these days. From what I gather, during lockdown, my child is not alone in dressing in costumes all day and pretending to be a superhero. For Alexander, he wears his costumes so that he can run around pretending to save all the doctors and nurses…

Chocolate brownie cake for 2

My mini chocolate brownie cake for two is perfect as a treat for just yourself or to share with someone special. This new recipe is on the blog now!