Apple, Blackberry & Pear Crumble

While out for a walk this morning, I couldn’t resist picking some lovely blackberries from the hedgerows. I had some apples and pears in the fruit bowl, so how better to use them than in a crumble! Ingredients 200g Blackberries 200g Peeled & chopped Apple 200g Peeled & chopped Pear 1 Tablespoon Water 1 Tablespoon Caster Sugar 1 Tablespoon plain …

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Chit Chat, Cupcakes

Proud Mammy Moment

Obviously, I am very proud of all three of my children, however I’ve got good reason to be extra proud of my daughter Chloé today. When Easy Food magazine posted a request on Facebook looking for Junior cooks she expressed an interest in applying as she enjoys baking and helping out in the kitchen, so we contacted them and she …

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Baking, Cakes

Tea Brack

I love Autumn, strange as it may sound. If it’s cold it’s ok, we expect it to be, evenings are getting darker and cosier, the lawn has a blanket of crunchy brown leaves, we’re no longer living in hope that Summer will be here tomorrow! And, of course, Autumn arriving is a great excuse to bake tea brack! There is …

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Cakes, Dinner

Dinner For Two

Himself, that is my Mr. Simply Homemade, has been on holidays for two weeks, so after lots of family time, we decided a couple of hours to ourselves and a nice dinner was in order before he donned the uniform & headed back to work today. So on Saturday night, with the kids engrossed in Harry Potter,  we cooked & …

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