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Gnocchi

I am on a bit of a roll at the moment, making things that I have never made before, fearing them a little. So last week, I made Gnocchi. And guess what? It was super-easy. And fitted in with my requirement for pretty much all the meals I make, that they have to be makeable … Continue reading

Gooseberry fool…

Gooseberry fool…

My lovely neighbour very kindly allowed us to go and help ourselves to the gooseberries on their bush while they were away on holiday. Which was fab. But I have learned…. 1) Gooseberry bushes are VERY prickly 2) Small children are not that great at keeping precious gooseberries in tupperware containers and may even find … Continue reading

Carrot Cake!

Carrot Cake!

We have a bit of a glut of carrots at the moment. No idea why really, but we do. So what better excuse to make Carrot Cake?! I have a great recipe from a book called Spectacular Cakes by Mich Turner, and it is very yummy. BUT, it is a bit of a faff, which … Continue reading

Millionaire’s Shortbread

Millionaire’s Shortbread

When I posted about my Mum’s birthday recently, I happened to briefly mention that I made her a batch of Millionaire’s Shortbread in lieu of birthday cake (we were all caked out with making SmallSmall’s Gruffalo cake..!). I feel it’s only fair to share the recipe with you now..! (And what better way to celebrate … Continue reading

Live Below The Line-Day 1

Live Below The Line-Day 1

For those of you wanting to follow our progress as we Live Below The Line, I thought I would update you each day with a rough ‘what we ate’ and the cost. Apologies if this is boring some of you to tears..! Breakfast porridge made with 50:50 milk and water, with raisins and sliced banana-44p … Continue reading

Dead things and custard…

Dead things and custard…

I went out the other evening (shocking I know-nothing very exciting unfortunately-a pre-school committee meeting..) and I came back to the delicious smell of baking! Hubby had been baking! Which is lovely. He made cake AND biscuits. Lovely. Exceptthecakewasabitdry. Andpossiblythebiscuitstoo. There I said it. Very quickly, but I said it. Really don’t want to discourage … Continue reading

Waste not, want not-recipe ideas #2

Waste not, want not-recipe ideas #2

The 2nd in my little series of stop food waste posts, (original post here, and omlettes and frittatas here), and this time it is the classic that is …. Fridge Soup I am sure you are all well versed in the loveliness of fridge soup, indeed many (ok, one, at the moment) lovely readers, have … Continue reading

Yummy yum yum…

Yummy yum yum…

I met up with the lovely Kerry from the fabulous My Lovebumps blog last week. Weirdly enough, she lives in my town. I say weirdly, as we met online (now that does sound weird…) Along with a couple of other lovely bloggers, she runs The Pinaddicts Challenge. And you all must know by now, I … Continue reading

A Meal Plan Plan…

A Meal Plan Plan…

Following on from our successful and hugely enjoyable Gift Exchange with the lovely Pugh family over at A year without supermarkets, I have got together with my blog buddy, and new BFF Becksie, and we are collaborating again…! This time, it’s meal plans! I try and do a meal plan each week, just of evening meals, so … Continue reading

Even lazier soup..?!

Even lazier soup..?!

Following on from Lazy Soup, I thought I would share another quick and easy, and possibly even lazier soup recipe… This is what you need: an onion-chopped 1-2tsp oil (any-olive/vegetable etc) 2 tins chopped tomatoes few basil leaves, or some thyme (optional) cream/mascarpone/cream cheese (optional) This is what you do: Heat the oil in a … Continue reading