Making cookies for the freezer in bulk. Microwave/Oven thing tested, but can only bake 4 cookies at a time!
Sneakily stole a whole apple from the veg box…
…this is what remained after 20 minutes!
Poor cat trying to find some peace and quiet
On a very grey day when we needed to get out for some fresh air
C was happy to go for a long walk
Lots of lovely green leaves coming out
But nothing could beat all the bluebells!
One man we met asked C if he could see the fairies. I thought he was a bit of a weirdo until…
…a little creepy, but bless them for making the effort
Waving bye-bye to the cows
Sunday lunch for friends. No roast, but a very hob-friendly broad bean, lemon, meatball recipe from this book. Deeeelicious! It never lets us down! (Recipe here too)
Broad bean ghosts
Seriously can’t leave this guy alone. Trouble.
This is what happens when you run out of Greek yoghurt. Yikes!
Have a lovely week
:: It’s that time of year – How to prepare and cook artichokes
:: I’ve never had a butter tart, but this might be the one to start with
:: Fresh garlic and what to do with it. Love, love, love the use of the membranes. So clever!
:: Beautiful photos and a delicious sounding strawberry jam
:: We are absolutely going to try Joy’s white chocolate rose cake
Wishing you all a happy, healthy weekend!
Having just moved house and not entirely stocked the kitchen, what else was I to make for visitors other than brownies? They are just so quick and simple and don’t require any pesky baking powder/soda.
My standard recipe comes from The Hummingbird Bakery cookbook (recipe online here) but for something a little more special I threw in a handful of frozen raspberries (if you can be bothered you can defrost them, I didn’t have time!) and white chocolate chunks.
Shake loves them and took some to work to “share” with colleagues, apparently
So, my microwave oven monster successfully baked brownies. PHEW.
What should my next challenge be?
I have been useless this week – failed to charge 2 cameras properly and missed many photo opportunites out and about this weekend. Check us out on instagram for a few more snaps…
We inherited some train tracks and vehicles from the cousins this week, but think it may have been too soon!
They are better to chew on than play with…
More chewing (urgh more teeth!) but at least this time it’s in the sunshine
“Here mama, a flower”
Thrilled that I let him hold my mug. Confused that there was no coffee left inside
Spot the odd Ted out?
Godparents bought him a drum. Spent a fab weekend in London with them
Checking out the meerkats at Battersea Children’s Zoo (highly recommend!) just before camera died.
Shake is going to France this weekend to fetch our worldly goods and I will start moving us to our new home, busy busy…
Shake made a broccoli pesto which was delicious – doesn’t photograph so well though.
Sunshine and blue sky, at last!
Not at all sorry for throwing his lunch on the floor. Argh!!
Carrot and ginger cake
Someone enjoyed the icing
National Trust was free this weekend, so we took 2/3 of our nephews out for the afternoon
Kiddie heaven. So nice to be outdoors all day for free
We really made the most of the free weekend and came here the following day
Contrasting floors – fancy tiles for the ladies of the house in their “kitchen”, stone floor for the cooks in the actual kitchen
Not too shabby
One of our new baby groups is at this school. Last week Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman were there filming their new movie. Fancy!
Trying to recreate my beloved Pret Double berry muffins.
C got to grips with his cup this week
Chicken pie for my boys. Perfect for this miserable weather!
Daddy always knows how to make him laugh
Funny how changing high chairs has changed my days. No nasty plastic to scrub. Nowhere for little bits to get stuck. Amazing! Thanks ebay.
What do you mean don’t play with the records? It’s a gift, for you!
Shake made me pizza
It was delicious!
Still loving his lentil lasagne – recipe for you one day…
:: Love hearing what’s in Luisa’s fridge. Cute sketch too!
:: The photos really tell you all. I’d love some bees one day.
:: Such a sweet story about cheese and love.
:: Helpful tips on how to save a £1. Small steps!
:: Perfect gratin dauphinois? I’d better give it a go.
:: Another take on healthy travel snacks. They look so pretty, too.
:: So excited for this years first asparagus! Will be trying some of these recipes as soon as I can.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
p.s. how cute is Mr C? I couldn’t resist this photo Trouble maker…
It has been so bitterly cold, but on Easter Monday we dragged ourselves out for a visit to The Sustainability Centre. We love it here.
The beautiful Woodland Classroom designed and built by the amazing Ben Law
This is where once upon a time Shake proposed
Love the details around this place
Much needed hot drink after a chilly walk
The café has a lovely children’s area with wonderful toys. C was happily amused for quite a while
You can’t really see it, but there was snow falling…
C found his nanny’s stash of wool and dragged it all around. Oops – he knows Daddy is not amused!
Falling asleep during lunch, poor thing!
After visiting my Grandma we went out to this cute place – love the lightshades!
My perfect kind of meal – lots of things to dip and pick at (and share with C too!)
Ended the week with some yummy cookies
:: I am a big fan of Louisa and was fascinated to read a little more about her cooking style and favourite cookbooks. Can’t wait for her latest book
:: Another book I am eager to read. It’ll be a long wait until 2015…
:: This open lasagne looks super and simple, perfect.
:: Drooling over these apples. What a yummy breakfast!
:: We’ve been enjoying our morning smoothies, but this one looks delicious too. Not many of your 5-a-day in here though!
Wishing you all a happy, healthy weekend.
:: Even more inspired to make this salad now
:: Gorgeous beetroot burgers. So excited about Louisa’s new cookbook.
:: Love these “inspiration notes”. How lucky to have been there to take them.
:: 25 simple ways to eat better
:: Heartbreaking (sorry)
Wishing you a Happy Easter. Hope you are enjoying some time with loved ones, and maybe a little chocolate.