26 Jan 2018

Easy Play Date Lemony Biscuits

I thought I’d share with you my easy, biscuits for kids, recipe as I made a batch earlier for a play date we have later. I was supposed to pop to the shops to get some biscuits but my littlest is tired and only wanted to come home from school nursery and rest. So as it’s Friday that’s exactly what we did and whilst he watched a bit of tv, I whipped up these simple biscuits.


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22 Jan 2018

My Five Best Books - January 2018

Well it's been a while since I last blogged and it has been a chaotic mix of work and looking after the kids that have kept me away. I'm back now and hoping that as things have calmed down, I'll have a little bit of time to get back to what I love doing.


I thought I'd tell you about my favourite five books for 2018 so far, a mixture of books for the kids and myself.

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20 Oct 2017

Make Your Own Soda Bread - Australian Damper bread

Lately I've been having some problems eating shop brought bread but for me it's a bit of a staple. I love bread of all descriptions so I'm again making some Australian Damper bread. It's such an easy bread to make and one that the kids can get involved in which is really good because that means they'll also eat it!

Australian Damper bread is a traditional type of soda bread created in the outback and cooked on a camp fire and uses the most basic ingredients - flour, oil (sometimes milk), salt and that's it.

I have a huge (huge) bag of self raising flour which I got by accident as I already had a small bag still unused - thought I didn't already have one so it's just been sat there waiting for the right recipe. Today was the day and it was so simple to make and cooked in 30 minutes. I'm going to make more so I'll probably crack open the big bag sooner than expected because this goes amazingly well with soup and as it gets colder I do love to eat soups and slow cooked meals with lots of sauce to get mopped up with bread.

We had it for lunch with cheese and pickles and even Bubba liked it, my little man was a little less willing to try it but once he did he was a convert to.




Australian Damper Bread


  • 450g Self Raising Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 225ml warm water

Method

I then added Rosemary and sundried tomatoes to make it really nice although you can leave these out and it still tastes amazing.
  • 3 Sprigs finely chopped rosemary
  • 75g Olives or sundried tomatoes

Stir all together with wooden spoon and then make into a smooth dough, it needs to roughly be a circular flat (ish) loaf, add markings, as below, using the base of a wooden spoon and put in oven on 200 degrees for 30 minutes until nice and crunchy.


Score with end of wooden spoon
End result, a yummy soda bread


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16 Oct 2017

Five Great Ways to Simplify Your Mum Life

With our lives getting busier and busier and the children seemingly having better social lives than us, I find it increasingly hard to keep up with everything. So seeing as I love a good list at the best of times I decided to get myself organised and write it all down. Below are my top five tips on getting organised in a family setting (next week I'll show you how I organise myself with a Bullet Journal). So grab a coffee and a notepad or planner and we can get started.

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13 Oct 2017

Halloween Monster Rice Krispie Cake Treats

I always remember sitting in my best friends kitchen when her Grandma came down from York watching as she made us all some toffee Krispie cakes. We'd eagerly sit there waiting for them to cool down enough to stuff the stringy warm toffee and marshmallow treats into our little mouths. So when I wanted to make some monsters for Halloween I knew these would work perfectly and asked my bestie if I could use this recipe (her only caveat was that I send some of the finished monsters round to her).

These are so easy to make with the kids too so everyone is a winner and the very best bit is that you get to eat them as soon as you like and they store well for a few days. My little monsters don't like anything too scary at the moment so we went with some simple edible eyes but you could also add different food colourings or chocolate to make them more spooky for Halloween.


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