Food · Kids Tea Tuesdays! · Pork, Bacon & Sausages

Ham, Broccoli & Bacon Pasta Bake

This is such an easy, cheap pasta recipe that uses every day ingredients, can be prepared in advance and has all the elements of a well balanced meal. It can be served all by itself or with a side salad and is great for using up leftover gammon or even substitute leftover chicken or pork.… Continue reading Ham, Broccoli & Bacon Pasta Bake

Family Life

Now We’re Not Moving, We’re Obsessed With Improving!!

A few weeks ago, we came to our senses and decided not to move. Currently living over the road from K’s new school and being walking distance from pretty much everything, finally made us realise that moving was a bad idea, at least for now! So we took the house off of the market and… Continue reading Now We’re Not Moving, We’re Obsessed With Improving!!

Fish & Sea Food · Food · Kids Tea Tuesdays!

Easy Salmon and Sweet Potato Fishcakes

Unlike most children, my three are not fans of sweet potato and though they love sweet potato muffins and think it’s carrot when I make vegetable chips, if I try to serve it as a jacket or mash, they will flatly refuse! I was therefore taking a bit of a risk with this recipe as… Continue reading Easy Salmon and Sweet Potato Fishcakes

Food · Nutrition · Reviews

NutriBullet- Just Another Expensive Gadget?

There’s always a new kitchen gadget being advertised, from apple cutters to bread makers, they range in their functionality, adaptability and longevity and are all marketed as time savers, easy to use and absolutely worth the expense! But how many of them actually are all of those things? Well, the multi-functioning vegetable chopper would save… Continue reading NutriBullet- Just Another Expensive Gadget?

Food · Kids Tea Tuesdays! · Vegetarian Options

Cheesy Carrot, Courgette & Pea Fritter Stacks

This fritter recipe is super easy, quick and cheap to make. You can vary the type and proportion of vegetables within the fritter, just make sure they are fairly dry- sweetcorn and spinach work well.  Check out our Veg & Bacon Fritters for a meaty variation or layer these up with some ham, salami or… Continue reading Cheesy Carrot, Courgette & Pea Fritter Stacks

Food · Sweet Treats

Healthy, Low Sugar Desserts and Treats

Midweek desserts are always a bit of a tricky one for me. Like many parents, I’m conscious of my children’s sugar intake and so have limited sweets, chocolate, cakes and biscuits to Friday night and the weekend, leaving only fruit, yogurt or homemade flapjacks for midweek desserts. During our recent mini heatwave, we experimented with… Continue reading Healthy, Low Sugar Desserts and Treats