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Most Recent EntriesPeppermint CreamsSave With Jamie - Win A Free Copy Our ten favourite fun looking snack ideasEasy Berry Ice CreamA Bit Of A Rant On A Slight Segway
Peppermint creams It's coming up for Christmas and the annual 'appropriateness of gifts' issue rears its head: whether to buy gifts for teachers and childcarers, whether to just give them a card, or get a child to make something, and if so, what? So if you have decided to plump for the "get the kids to make something" option, here's a simple recipe which is fun to make at any age and a nice sweet treat which is easy to present prettily. A two year old can make these with minimal h...
Save With Jamie - Can You? Win a free copy of the Save With Jamie Book and see if you can make any savings. On Monday, Jamie Oliver's TV series "Jamie's Money Saving Meals" finished its run of six programmes on Channel Four, and the accompanying book "Save With Jamie" is now out. The series aims to help us to "Shop Smart, Cook Clever and Waste Less". If you've watched any of the series, you'll have a rough idea of the approach Jami...
Our 10 Favourite Fun Looking Kids' Snack Ideas. I've been spending a lot of time on Pinterest and other cool ideas sites lately and have found some absolute gems of ideas for fun looking snacks for children. Here are my ten favourite ones of the last few weeks. They are all reasonably healthy (some of them are for sharing) and none of them require a degree in cake decorating, architecture or landscape gardening to achieve. Try some out and tell me what you think. If yo...
Easy Berry Ice Cream This ingenious family recipe comes from Annabel Karmel's "You Can Cook" recipe book. While we've found that quite a lot of the recipes in the book need too much adult help, this one is brilliant. I like it because you don't need an ice cream machine, you don't have to keep opening the freezer every half an hour to scratch the ice crystals out and all that. You just make some berry flavoured ice, and some whipped cream, and mix ...
A Slightly Off Topic Rant... but there's a point, I promise... I don't normally use this blog to have a bit of a rant, so I hope you will forgive me for the lapse. But I just ate a late breakfast (having overslept and dashed the kids off to school before even really waking up) and while flicking channels and eating scrambled egg, I happened upon James Martin's second series of Operation Hospital Food. I got totally sucked in and by the end of the piece I was really, really cross. For...