Category Archives: Picnic party

Picnic and hamper fillers

Black Treacle Seeded Flapjack

The ‘blue one’ is back in the poo again. Naughty at nursery and naughty at home. May be this is just a warm up for years of battle ahead, who knows. Bless him, he has an uncanny ability to talk … Continue reading

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Birthday Boy

‘I made it !!’  – this was what the ‘blue one’ announced the day BEFORE his birthday. I clearly had misunderstood the struggle he has endured over the last 6 months, as mentioned before, this has been a very long-awaited … Continue reading

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Heidi and Peter country

  Cow bells, wild flowers, snowy peaks, fresh unpasteurized milk and lots of cheese. Where else could I be but in the higher climes of the Swiss alps. Not the obvious choice of summer holiday, not a bucket and spade … Continue reading

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Lolly pop, lolly pop….

I admit it was a fair few years back but there was a time when all I wanted on top of my ice cream was some ghastly melting chocolate sauce called ‘Iced Magic’. I seem to remember it came in … Continue reading

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Lemonade days

Oh yes….. bring it on….. this is just the right thirst quenching answer in what bodes to be the hottest week in England this year. I had completely forgotten how good it is and was reminded when I was in … Continue reading

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The humble radish

I am quite partial to a radish. I think there is something slightly comedy about their appearance, riotous cerise with white tails. I can’t say I have that many use’s for them, at least I didn’t until this June when … Continue reading

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Festival Food

Possibly one of the best kept secrets south of the English Channel, is the magical and unique Queille Festival. Every 2 years since 2003 I have made a little pilgrimage out to this corner of south-west France to cook for … Continue reading

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A Fairy Party

I cannot believe the pink one is two. Walking, talking, independent, confident, and full of attitude of the good and bad variety. Thankfully she is still squidgy and hugely huggable, so there is a little bit of baby left, but … Continue reading

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Crumbs

Hoorah hoorah a bank holiday weekend filled with sunshine, laughter and lots of time outside. A few toddler battles with the ‘blue’ one, mainly about leaving the farm, ‘London’s boring’ he roars. Really, I mean how can London can possibly … Continue reading

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Lottery in the Larder – chocolate brownies version 2!

How many versions of brownies are there? Hundreds and hundreds and hundreds is my guess. Nuts, no nuts, flour, gluten free, dark, milk, fruit, you name it, somewhere there will be a recipe. I am pretty dull and stick rather … Continue reading

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