Alternatives to chocolate

As much as I don’t mind the children having some chocolate and as much as I love Easter, I have to admit to having a stomach churning feeling having seen some photos on Facebook over the weekend of all the chocolate some children have had. Honestly, some photos looked like a chocolate shop. When did […]

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Better with cake

Cake is not something I am personally big on as I don’t eat wheat but I enjoy making them with the children and buying them for everyone else. With it being the Easter school holidays we kick started it with lots of baking…mostly Easter related. The children all love cooking in general but they especially […]

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Lamb Tagine … with some help from Rachel’s Organic

Lamb Tagine with Honey Yogurt Dressing This spicy, fruity Moroccan inspired casserole is served with a cooling honey yogurt dressing. Ingredients  1 tsp ground cinnamon 4 tbsp olive oil  250g Rachel’s greek style honey yogurt 1.5kg boneless lamb shoulder or diced leg  Chopped parsley 1 large onion, chopped  Flaked toasted almonds 2 garlic cloves, chopped  […]

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Pear Tart Tatin

I love cooking but I have to say I am more of a chuck it in an see what happens kind of person. My style of cooking was passed down from my grandmother. She could cook anything and she NEVER weighed a thing. She was amazing, everything was always perfect, cakes, pastry and yet she’d […]

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First tastes

You might have read our recent post called “A different approach to weaning” in it I talked about how differently I have approached weaning with my third and fourth children compared to my first and second.I discussed the part that Ella’s Kitchen pouches have played in this process and how useful these are both when out and about […]

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A different approach to weaning

When I had my first baby  8.5 years ago I read and read and read about weaning. What to do; what not to do;what was good; and what was bad; which spoons I should use; and which  I shouldn’t; and if it wasn’t homemade and 100% organic it wasn’t going anywhere near my daughters’ lips. […]

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