Monthly Archives: January 2011

Roasted sausages with rosemary potatoes and a disgusting pudding!

Playdate food can be a minefield when you’re catering for other people’s kids. You know what your kids like, but their friends are another matter. And let’s face it, all kids have their foibles when it comes to grub. My … Continue reading

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Juicy lamb and cumin burgers

The way to my husband’s heart is burgers and books – he has an insatiable appetite for both. So when he kindly took the day off work to look after the boys when I was feeling decidedly full of cold, … Continue reading

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Intense Chocolate Oreo Loaf Cake

I’m trying to get into the habit of baking once a week – I find it hugely relaxing and love getting the boys involved. So when I spied┬áSarah’s Forever Nigella Blogging Event had a Seduced By Chocolate theme over on┬áMaison … Continue reading

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Cowboy Stew

I bought new pans at the weekend, a VERY exciting moment for a kitchen geek such as myself. Matthew was in a rare ‘let’s spend some money’ mood, so I capitalised on it and made a dash for the kitchen … Continue reading

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Winter baking with added sunshine: Tropical Fruit Muffins

I needed to find comfort in my kitchen this weekend away from the torrential downpours and wild windy weather, so I decided to do some uplifting baking to defy the elements. Leafing through my food mags for inspiration I came … Continue reading

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Creamy bacon and sweetcorn tagliatelle

We all need a tasty meal up our sleeves that can be rustled up rapido to satisfy the stampede of hungry troops at the end of a busy day. Pasta and bacon were my starting blocks for this meal, and … Continue reading

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A neighbourly curry

To a lot of people, living in London probably conjures up thoughts of an anonymous urban existence where everyone ignores each other and cars don’t stop at zebra crossings. Well this has certainly been my experience of London life until … Continue reading

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