Let’s get pickled – cooking with Sarsons

When I say let’s get pickled, I don’t mean that in the way you think… What I am talking about is pickles, proper pickles. Tasty, slightly spicy & tangy, and moreish. I want to learn to make my own. There’s nothing I love more than having a jar of pickles around, for when I really […]

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Putting the lad back in salads with Haywards…

So, when I told LSH that we were going on a gallivant up to London for the evening, recently, I think he thought he was being taken on a date night. What he didn’t know was that he was actually going to be cooking me dinner, and be taught how to make meals more interesting […]

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Home made crispy tofu – it can be done…

Last week I posted on social media that I was going to attempt to make crispy tofu, at home, from scratch. I had some encouraging comments, particularly from friends who like tofu or who are vegetarian, and some comments from people bordering on “yuck” or “good luck” or “why would you do that?” and my […]

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A variation on my Nana’s lentil soup

My Scottish grandmother, known as Nana to us all, used to make a lentil soup that we all loved. On weekends when I was home from school (boarding, I used to spend time at her home when I couldn’t go to where my parents were) it was my favorite thing to arrive at her house, to the […]

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Vegetarian, gluten and dairy free shepherds pie.

So recently, we had friends over for lunch. One of them is vegetarian, but I only remembered this fact at the last moment, as I was planning the meal, having done the grocery shop. A bit of a fail on my part, as I had planned to make shepherds pie.  But, because I am resourceful, […]

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Wheat Belly Book set – Review & Giveaway

So with a husband who struggles with gluten intolerance, I am always reading and researching on what he can eat and what is safe for him to eat, and what will work for him, and for us as a family. I came across the Wheat Belly book by Dr William Davies when I was looking […]

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Slow cooked whole “roast” chicken!

I love roast chicken, it’s one of my favourite ways to eat chicken, and my family all enjoy it. But I’m lazy, and hate washing roasting pans, and cleaning the oven after a roast has been cooked. My answer is to cook a whole chicken in the slow cooker. You get tender, juicy chicken, but […]

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Creative Kids – Easy peasy macaroons…

Welcome to Creative Kids. Mum is rubbish at crafts, but she likes to find other ways to encourage creativity, using imagination and having fun making things… No glitter allowed! 😉 I love helping with the school cooking class at my children’s school. Once a week, a group of parents help the younger classes do some […]

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Free From Baking Gets the Artisan Touch

Free From Baking Gets the Artisan Touch Newburn Bakehouse by Warburtons launches an exclusive range of artisan loaves   With 30% of Brits now choosing to eat gluten and wheat free foods on a regular basis – whether due to dietary sensitivity or because they are simply aiming to adopt a healthier lifestyle – there […]

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