Chit Chat

Our Lunchboxes

I don’t do the lunch box tips posts that appear every August. I’ve never found them particularly helpful. I know what my kids eat so I know what not to put in. What I am going to do instead is show you our lunchboxes for the week. My children always have a good lunch, however, I have a dreadful habit …

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Dinner, Recipes

Soda Bread Pizza

Pizza night is, I’m sure, a common night in many households. It’s certainly a favoured night here, with pizza featuring almost every second Friday. Sometimes I make regular pizza dough and other times, in particular if we’ve been out or busy in the garden I make soda bread pizza which is simply my soda bread recipe used as a pizza base! …

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Breakfast

French Toasted Soda Bread

It has been just over a year since I published A Healthy Start – #Betterbreakfasts, if you haven’t read it please do. It is informative and full of breakfast inspiration. At the time of writing it I was changing how my children ate breakfasts, cutting down on their cereal consumption and improving the start to their day. The changes since …

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Bread

Cheese & Chive Soda Bread

Firstly, the photo of this bread is a bit crap. I hadn’t intended blogging it; however quite a few people asked me about it so here it is. I made this to go with soup, it was delicious. I make a slow roasted tomato soup from time to time as well; this will accompany that too, a perfect pair I …

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Breakfast

A Healthy Start – #betterbreakfasts

 We’ve spent the last couple of months overhauling our breakfasts, especially the children’s. Monday to Friday was a constant reach for the box of cereal, the toddlers naturally want the same as the older ones; this wasn’t sitting well with me. The weekend is quite often pancakes or banana bread with homemade nutella (almond butter, cacao powder & maple syrup), …

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