The Family

Me - Mum and wife, part time PA, small time collector of vintage china , amateur singer and actress, cross-stitcher, cook and cake baker.

Hubby - Dad and husband, computer fixer, dress maker, Lego builder, tenor and fez wearer. Loves his food except celery and basil.

DD - pre- teen daughter, bright, beautiful, talented, sporty, kind, honest, loving and funny. Knows what she likes and what she doesn't but tastes are getting wider as she gets older.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Christmas food

Ok, so life is getting in the way of blogging & really there was no chance I was going to remember to blog about Christmas dinner.

However, we do currently have a house full of all our favourite foods including masses of turkey!

Yesterday we ate an enormous roast dinner and today we had probably my favourite thing - leftovers!

Specifically cold turkey, chips & honey coated bacon & sausages (which I forgot to cook yesterday!). It was delicious

We're now looking forward to a big family day on Friday with a rolling buffer provided by yours truly - the centrepiece of which will be my now legendary slow roast pork.

Hopefully I'll get round to posting more about but who knows!

Merry Christmas!

Friday, 23 November 2012

Superman cake!

This is the birthday cake I made for my 3yo nephew

He loved it & I'm very proud of it

Monday, 5 November 2012

Green Thai Curry

A while ago, on Twitter, my lovely friend Lily posted a link to this recipe

I tried it at the weekend and it was delicious

Light, fragrant and tasty and just as easy to prepare as Lily said!

This is definitely a keeper!!

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Veggie meals


I'm back. Sorry I've been so busy blogging has fallen by the wayside a bit

Anyway, just a quick update for you

After a request from DD we are now eating at least one vegetarian meal a week (as well as fish on Fridays). I still need to spend some time going through and looking at recipes to make sure that vegetarian doesn't just mean cheese and pastry!!

In the meantime we have tried Linda McCartney's Deep Country Pies which were lovely and Sainsburys Cheese and Onion crispbakes which we all liked

So... We're trying but I want to make more effort to cook veggie from scratch. Any recipes or hints would be gratefully received!

Monday, 15 October 2012

70th Birthday Cake

Here's the cake I made for my Mum's husband's 70th birthday this week

Six months to make & the 50-odd guests demolished it in five minutes!!

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Test Match Special

This is an old family favourite of Corned Beef Hash & Rice Pudding

It was named Test Match Special by my Grandfather as he could get it all ready & in the oven at 11am so he could watch the cricket & when the teams went into lunch at 1pm it would be ready!!

It feels like a cheat to describe such a simple recipe but here goes

Cook some potatoes, then mash them & add a tin of corned beef I add a little grated cheese as well. Put it into an ovenproof dish

Now for the rice pudding. In a ovenproof bowl I put 2 tablespoons of pudding rice, 2 tablespoons of caster sugar, 1 pint of full cream milk & a dash of vanilla extract

Put both dishes in the oven (rice pudding underneath) and cook for 2 hours at gas mark 3 (170C)