Monthly Archives: March 2011

Dreamy marshmallows

Easter is the perfect time to make sweet treats to both eat and give as gifts. Spurred on by my macaroon baking, I decided to take another brave pill and give marshmallows a try. The cover of this month’s delicious. … Continue reading

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Easter review and giveaway: Ostrich Easter Egg from Hotel Chocolat

The Easter holidays are hurtling towards us, and so do thoughts of scoffing a disgraceful amount of chocolate! So to celebrate this joyous thought I’ve teamed up with Hotel Chocolat to give one of my lucky readers the chance to … Continue reading

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Is it wise to buy budget bacon?

If there’s one thing we’re fond of in this house it’s a bacon sarnie. Crisp back bacon sandwiched between two slices of soft buttered white bread, with a smidgen of dijon mustard and lashings of ketchup. Sometimes nothing else will … Continue reading

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Indulgent Breakfast Granola

Having bought some oats in already to make flapjacks, I decided to use them up by rustling up some home-made granola. What a quick and satisfying little number this is by the way! I’d never really thought to make my … Continue reading

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Choc N Cherry Flapjacks

Arlo, aka the terminator, is ALWAYS rattling the cupboards and presenting me with bags of food that he’d like for a snack. This starts at around 6am and continues all day until he finally passes out at night. Little and … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Monday Night Risotto

Things have been a little stressful in the Bryson household since the firefighter snapped his achilles tendon, so I’ve invited a rather marvellous guest blogger over for tea to relieve the pressure! Thanks Claire for giving me some breathing space … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Giveaway: Foodie Hamper from Interflora

When you become a mum, not only do you experience the highs and lows of rearing a brood of unruly children, but you also gain a far deeper appreciation of what your own mother went through. So Mother’s Day is … Continue reading

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Cake stall madness

Sam’s school has a fundraising cake stall every friday, and each year group takes it turn to provide the cakes and manpower. Volunteering your services behind the stall is not for faint-hearted, as come 3:30pm a swarm of children buzz … Continue reading

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Simple lunch idea: Mozzarella in Carrozza

Matthew was working at the weekend and Sam went to stay with his Uncle Markie, so that left Arlo and I home alone and fancy free. It was lovely being able to have some time just the two of us. … Continue reading

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Guest post: Sausage and apple pastry bites

I’m really chuffed to be guest posting on my good friend Jo’s fabulous website Best Baby Shower this week! Jo asked me to devise a recipe for canapes fit for a babyshower party so after my trip to the Farmers … Continue reading

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