Potato, pancetta and egg breakfast skillet

This week, I have been waking up feeling full of life and buzzing with energy. I feel like I am dancing and singing around the place, now whether I am or if it is in my head I dunno, but it feels good to be alive and free and full of optimism again. The sun…

Beef stew

I really cannot sum up my life in the last 24 months. It has been a rollercoaster. My son, my gorgeous, kind, funny, smart baby boy is now TWO!!! Where did the time go? I sometimes think to myself that I am trundling along, just about coping and then I have moments when I realise…

The everything leek and potato soup

It is funny, this week marks my 1st anniversary of cooking for my son. I spent the first few months coming up with nutritious and tasty purees, then it became thicker foods that resembled actual food, then came the finger foods and things that had hidden vegetables it in. All was going really well, until…

Rosemary and garlic roasted potatoes

In an effort to save money, we have been eating rather a lot of pasta, potatoes and chicken this last week. With bags of new potatoes in the supermarket costing a mere 49 cents, how could I resist. D is super happy as he really loves a dinner consisting of meat, potatoes and veg, and…

The humble potato

I spent most of the last week silently contemplating what is going on in my life these days and of our recent loss. I miss my daughter every minute of every day. I had so many plans for us, like making little pink cupcakes for her daddy on days like Valentines days which now don’t…

Soup soup and more soup!

Since my last posting of my berry and almond cake, I am sad to say that my little laptop died a death. I have not been able to check my page nor to post anything. Eventually I remembered that my wonderful sister gave me her old mac years ago, so having reinstalled it and set…

Comforting potatoes

When I was younger my mother used to make the best potatoes in the world! She still does of course but the memories from our childhoods make more impact I believe, and I remember my mother teaching me to make potato gratin or gratin dauphinois if you prefer. This is one of those items that…