Roasted Parmesan courgettes

A few weeks ago, I ordered fruit and vegetable boxes from a local company that distribute for small scale specialist growers. And boy oh boy, was I happy! Hussey’s Farm has a seriously good range of produce (including delicious cheeses and milk) and deliver straight to your door. I ordered one of the fruit boxes…

One pot creamy garlic mushroom pasta

I have been in a place for the last two days that I haven’t been in for a while. I am pondering over everything, the meaning of things, what’s going on in this crazy world, and just generally taking stock of everything. I am taking a little time out of all social media and trying…

Extra flaky sweet pastry

With a lot more time at home, I have been kinda glued to Instgram and social media. It appears everyone is making things like banana bread or variations of it ( I admit, we have made several loaves so far) and then there is the sourdough starter. I will proudly have made it through lockdown,…

Pancake donuts

Howdy everyone! How are we all doing? I will be the first to admit, that some days I find things hard and some I fly through. There is no rhyme or reason for either particular mood which makes it hard to get through the rougher days without feelings of guilt and over thinking, but all…

Natural & Organic homemade hand sanitiser

So if like us and you are in the same position in that you can’t get hand sanitiser or anti bacterial wipes, here is my recipe for a home made version. Yes I know the health officials say do no make your own sanitiser. Be mindful, it will not be as effective as the real…

Green Rice

With the week that is in it, I thought I would post something green. Tomorrow is Saint Patricks Day and I think a lot of people are feeling a little lost as to how to keep the festivities alive especially when it comes to our tiny humans. I am lucky, Alexander still doesn’t really know…

Cauliflower, spinach and grilled vegetable salad

I am sure most of you can relate when I talk about the kids going wild. Yesterday was such a day. From the minute we woke, Alexander was what I can only describe as a demon child. Behaviour that I have seen before but not for an entire day. A cranky morning, yes for sure,…

Elena’s 5th Birthday

  On the eve of your birthday I write to say I love you my darling and miss you every day. Tomorrow you turn 5, oh how I wish I could see your big blue eyes as your open your special birthday surprise. 5 years without your smile, not hearing your laugh and without kissing…

Sweet Potato & Bean Stew

I started this post weeks ago, and it took me so long to finish it that I totally had to re write it. That is just how things roll with me at the moment. Intentions get caught out by the daily slog and battles. Do you ever just wish there were 3 or 4 more…

Dark chocolate and berry muffins

I think everyone in the whole world might have had a long week this week. Whether you have kids or not, it just seems that first week of September was a doozy. Most people I know have kids starting school or heading back after a glorious summer. The chatter around is just how frustrating and…