Latest Blog Recipes

Plum Balancing

Annie’s Perfectly Balanced Plum Jam

In Sauces, Sweets On September 10, 2014

Plums, plums, plums and plums. We've got lots of plums. Two trees and the plums are all just ripening now. Annie is 3 and insisted we made something with them. We haven't done any recipes with plums...
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Curried Pickled Eggs

Every Child’s Favourite – Curried Pickled Eggs

In Savouries On August 11, 2014

We have 6 chickens, all with names - "Daisy", "Bluebell", "Lilly", "Ella", "Twinkles" and "Rosie". I'm not keen on named chickens (especially by small girls - I prefer "Balti", "Vindaloo", "Bhuna", ...
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Boiled Egg

Scrambled Monster

In Savouries On April 7, 2014

Jess decided she wanted to scare mummy at breakfast time. So we did - via the medium of food that is, rather than the usual morning ritual of falling down the stairs or off one of the high stools in...
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Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate Pudding for Very “Busy” Children

In Sweets On March 20, 2014

Jess was busy last Saturday. She had a backlog of urgent business calls to make (to Nana), she was up to her neck in partly-finished colouring books, her room was far too tidy (which had to be corre...
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Collateral Damage

Pancakes (with collateral damage)

In Sweets On March 2, 2014

According to Wikipedia "collateral damage is damage to things that are incidental to the intended target. It is frequently used as a military term where it can refer to the incidental destruction ...
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Denser than Osmium, Chocolate Fudge Cake

In Sweets On February 15, 2014

Discovered in 1803 by Smithson Tennant and William Hyde Wollaston, the metal of the platinum family known as Osmium (chemical symbol Os) is generally thought to be the densest thing on the planet wi...
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Star Anise

Two year old slow-cook beef with spices

In Savouries On January 7, 2014

Annie, who is nearly 3 actually, has started to ask if she can do "Silly Chefs". She's been watching Jess (6) on Saturdays cooking and wants to be fully involved. Partial involvement is not an optio...
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Latest Community Recipes


Belle’s Sherbert Dip & Lollies

In Sweets On September 28, 2014

My 10 year old daughter (Belle) asked if she could make this recipe at her birthday party sleepover.......she saw the recipe herself from the BBC TV Programme 'Sweets Made Simple'...
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Plum Sauce

In Sauces On September 28, 2014

Plum sauce for dipping and marinading. ...
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Perfect Paella!

In Savouries On September 25, 2014

For a great way to introduce flavour and seafood to the smalls in the family. This is the easiest perfect paella I've found....let's fiesta!...
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Blueberry Blackberry Boom

In Sweets On September 9, 2014

Especially high in: dietary fiber, manganese, vitamin B6, and vitamin C...
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rice pudding

Very Nice Rice Pudding

In Sweets On August 22, 2014

The nights are drawing in, the temperature has plummeted so this is the perfect recipe to forget all about the summer disappearing and Autumn creeping up on us!! Dreamy, creamy, light rice pudding - d...
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Stuffed Marrow

In Savouries On August 19, 2014

Cheap (especially when you've been given a marrow) vegetarian main meal...
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Mini Blackberry & Apple Pies

In Sweets On August 19, 2014

Individual blackberry and apple pies... the perfect size for a small persons pudding....
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Drop Scones with Butterscotch Sauce

In Sweets On June 3, 2014

Not healthy but hearty. We found the recipe on the BBC food website. ...
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