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Favourite posts this week

:: Salted caramel flapjacks and Vinegar cake recipes from The Guardian. I like the sound of a wine and date cake, having also seen a red wine fig cake this week. I shall let you know if/when I give it a go.

:: These cacao nib pancakes sound delicious, especially with coffee syrup. Hello Saturday morning treat :)

:: I hope in time I work out how I want to spend my days, post baby-raising. This post about being a “mompreneur” made me feel more positive!

:: A lesson in juicing. We try not to have too many kitchen gadgets, but maybe a juicer…?

:: Love the photos of this beautiful beetroot soup. I’m sure it tastes delicious too.

:: I’ve only made polenta once and I can’t say we were amazed by it. Joy’s recipe could change our opinion.

:: How to make chocolate bars. So simple, so pretty.

:: Less than a month until Valentine’s Day! Feeling crafty? These magnets are adorable, make them any time of year :)

:: Two lovely mom bloggers, one appropriate (to me) quote: “Comparison is the thief of joy. Just enjoy every moment and don’t compare it to what you expected or what it seems like others experiences are.” Ah, so true right now.

Check out the rest of the interview here.

:: Really enjoying this series on Parents Who Cook, especially when one of my favourite bloggers is featured. Some great advice in there.

:: An alternative to my lemon shortbread, how about something raw with Vanilla and Walnut?

:: Coconut hot chocolate? Perfect for these snowy days and nights.

:: So looking forward to our little guy being old enough to play games with. Shake and I play cards together a lot, but Soulemama has inspired me to look out for board games for my boys.

:: Yet another recipe that makes me want to make my own yoghurt! mustmustmust do it someday soon, especially given the amount our boy is eating these days :)

Favourite posts this week

:: I still haven’t started my hoodie for Shake – it’s just too daunting! Maybe I’ll start with baby bakenshake first, this pattern is simply adorable.

:: Some of our favourite flavours in one (raw!) pie. Yummy.

:: Aaah, nourishing soup! Just what we need right now.

:: 12 rules to live by. These are a great starting point, I certainly wouldn’t live by all of these, but definitely food for thought.

:: 20 British people problems – made me laugh!

Oh dear…not much to share this week. Hopefully next week will be a little more interesting!

Bake

xoxo

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

’tis the season for squash, so here is a very quick and simple recipe for you!

Butternut Squash Soup
serves 3-4 

1 butternut squash
1 medium onion, diced
a few glugs of olive oil
small knob of unsalted butter
dash of cumin seeds
vegetable stock – up to 400ml
sprinkle of cayenne pepper
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 180degC

Slice butternut squash in half, lightly drizzle with olive oil and season with pepper (salt too if you aren’t sharing your food with your baby!)

Roast in oven for about 45 minutes, or until knife can easily be inserted into the squash

Once the squash is roasted and cooling, heat another glug of oil with butter in a saucepan and soften the diced onion

When you are able, scoop out the flesh of the butternut squash and add to the saucepan with the onion

Add cumin seeds (I guess I use about a teaspoon) and mix together in saucepan over a medium heat

Use as much stock as needed to cover the squash. I tend to add a stock cube and just top up with boiled water, topping up again once blended if the texture is too thick

Blend with handblender or processor to create a smooth soup

Season with salt, pepper and a dash of cayenne pepper as desired

Optional: serve with yorkshire pudding for baby :)