I simply love Christmas, it is without doubt, my favourite time of the year. The build up for me starts in November, when I persuade Mr. S/H to go into the attic and get down the Christmas decorations, simply to make sure that all the lights are working not because I’m keen to remind myself what decorations… Continue reading A Simply Homemade Christmas
I love gingerbread, actually we all do, even my son Jack, despite his usual distaste for anything other than bland, white food. This recipe is from Tana Ramsay’s book, ‘Family Kitchen’ Ingredients 150g/5oz Butter 1tsp Cinnamon 1tsp Ground Ginger 1tbsp Treacle 3tbsp Golden Syrup 125g/4 ½ oz Soft Dark Sugar 1 dessertspoon Grated Ginger 250ml/9… Continue reading Gingerbread
Our daughter’s birthday fast approached following ou son’s, and her birthday cake request was far more specific than his. She wanted a chocolate cake that included some twirl, Twix, galaxy, minstrels, Maltesers………..you get the idea! Basically all of the things she’s not allowed to eat every day, much to her dismay! She’s a chocoholic, there’s… Continue reading Happy Birthday!
My Auntie Mary is a simply wonderful person. Since my own Mam passed away, she has become more than just an Aunt to my sister and I, she is a fantastic friend , and despite all that goes on with her own life and her own family, she always makes time to listen to us… Continue reading Auntie Mary’s Creamy Pesto Chicken
I often make scones, they are so handy when people call, and they freeze well also. They’re a great addition to the children’s lunch boxes, particularly if they’re going through a phase of ‘not having enough time to eat lunch’, which is a regular thing in my house. Normally I’d just use a basic recipe… Continue reading Nigella’s Scones