Red Onion and Brie Focaccia Recipe

I’ve made focaccia a few times before, with red onion and cheddar being our favourite. It just works exceptionally well. Like fancy cheese on toast. Husband brought me a huge block of brie last week. I love brie, and wanted to try something different with it. I suspected this would work really well, as it’s… Read More »

My Happy List #4

So, apparently, I do do this happy thing every week! Who knew? This week has been a funny one. The Boy is back to school after half term, so it’s a little bit “thank God we made it”. However, his Dad is still on holiday, so he hasn’t had his normal days at Daddy’s, so… Read More »

Perfect Homemade Millionaire Shortbread

I’m generally not too fussed about shortbread. Jo brought me a tin of those little dog ones (an affiliate link) once, which were, frankly, incredible. But, normal, plain shortbread biscuits, don’t appeal to me. So, what can you do to make them better? More exciting? More flavourful? You can add absolutely loads of sugar! I love… Read More »

Easy Homemade Mother’s Day Cards

Grandparents, look away now!! So. The Boy has 3 Nan’s, one of whom is currently in hospital. And a Grandad with a Birthday coming up. Which means we need a lot of cards. While all these cards could be used as Mother’s day cards, we made one a “get well soon” card, and one a… Read More »

The Non-Maternal Mother

I’m perhaps one of the least maternal women going. I do not like children. I never have. However, I always wanted my own. So, I am, perhaps, somewhat of a contradiction. I’m also quite fond of my own, this is, however, because I am raising them in my totally unmumsy way, so they’re not quite… Read More »

Easy Homemade Crumpets

I’m a massive fan of crumpets. They come in such tiny packets though, why is this? 9 last us about 6 minutes. They’re so lovely, and warming. We used to eat crumpets in sixth form at school (not just crumpets I might add…there were also kinder Buenos) and they bring back all kinds of lovely… Read More »

Leek and Potato Soup

I’ve mentioned my love of soup before. It’s great. Especially when it’s cold. I also love potato. So potato soup is a definite win. We went to Elsecar Heritage centre today. It was absolutely freezing. This probably isn’t true. I’m usually cold, so I was freezing. When we got home, soup seemed to be the… Read More »

Easy Homemade Pitta Breads

I love bread. I’d happily eat it with every meal. However, I do get a bit bored of both making, and eating the same white loaf, all the time. Pitta breads make a nice change. I like them just in the normal sandwich bread replacement sense, and with dips, but my favourite pitta, is stuffed… Read More »

Blossom Tree Pictures

A few months ago, we did some Autumn Tree pictures. Today, in the ultimate act of wishful thinking, and an attempt to will something into existence, we decided to do the Spring version, with pink blossom, instead of Autumn leaves. The Boy wanted to know why we didn’t do Winter, but that would basically just… Read More »

Easy Homemade Pizza

I love baking bread, I love cooking from scratch and I love pizza. Yet, for some reason, I have never made my own pizzas. I’ve brought store bases, and then added our own toppings, but I’ve never made the bases myself. So today, when The Boy said, “Can we have pizza for lunch?” and we… Read More »