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Pimms O’Clock

Pimms O’Clock

It's the mid-summer, the days are long - perfect weather for sitting outside with a nice refreshing Pimms cocktail enjoying a good book? Yeah, so I've got young kids who go outside, and they always try to kill each other on the trampoline, or accuse each other of various misdemeanours. So it’s usually something to keep [...]

Spiced Zahtar Chicken With Lentils

Spiced Zahtar Chicken With Lentils

Whether you love or loathe Lentils, this dish needs to be tried. They are renowned for being a great source of fibre and they marry perfectly with this Middle Eastern dish of Zahtar spiced Chicken. If you currently loathe lentils, you won't after this recipe. Zahtar is a spice blend of the zingy scent of [...]

Wow! Who Knew About This Egg Hack?

Everyone loves a hack, right? We were super excited to find out about this cool tip for separating eggs. We've tried it ourselves and it really works. Take a look!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1TbRLtuZ1Q Hope it makes your life just that teeny bit easier!

Focaccia Stuffed With Pesto & Tomatoes

Focaccia Stuffed With Pesto & Tomatoes

If you are looking for a food project this weekend, look no further as this is it. We've upped the ante by adding juicy cherry tomatoes and by slapping red pesto into a traditional Focaccia. Ingredients: 500g Strong plain Flour 7g Sachet Yeast 1tsp Salt 3tbsp Red Pesto (see link https://mumsinreallife.co.uk/2019/06/19/red-pesto-sauce/ for one of our [...]

James’ Granola Squares

James’ Granola Squares

Fancy a sweet treat? James has cooked up the ultimate granola squares to give you that sweet fix (with only some of the guilt). Maple Granola Bars Now, I hear you ask...are these granola bars healthy? Well, they are mostly oats which help regulate blood sugar by slowly releasing energy. Almonds & Cranberries are high [...]

Homemade Herb & Chilli Infused Olive Oil

Homemade Herb & Chilli Infused Olive Oil

This beautifully scented Olive Oil took minutes to make and was a team effort. My youngest happily gathered Rosemary from the garden whilst I did the prep work. Grab yourself a clean glass bottle and top with boiling water. Screw the lid on and leave for a few minutes. Remove the water. Lightly crush the [...]

Easy-peezy Lemon Squeezy

Easy-peezy Lemon Squeezy

Here's a handy tip from my lovely Mum (thanks Mum!) on how to juice a lemon. Whenever you need lemon in a recipe, isn't it always a pain? Trying to stop the pips going in to the bowl, whilst getting all the lemon juice out is a pain! Yes, I could buy a lemon juicer, [...]

Nurturing Independence: It’s Harder Than It Seems

Nurturing Independence: It’s Harder Than It Seems

So, we're nearing the end of term and my middle baby, Pip is excitedly preparing for a residential trip tomorrow. I've done my stuff, rustled up the kit list and bought a few surprise snacks to stash away when we're packing. Trouble is, I'm not sure I'm ready for it. Three days away from home, [...]

Make Friday Count

Make Friday Count

Friday is one of those days we associate with fun - it's Fri-yay, lets have that drink, eat that chocolate, in fact in our house we've renamed it to Treat Friday. We pop to the local news agent on the way home from school, have a chat with the 'lovely lady' who works there on [...]

Holiday Packing Hack

Holiday Packing Hack

With the Summer Holidays looming, our minds have drifted to thoughts of sunny places; gorgeous sunsets, warm azure seas and that chilled out feel of sand between our toes.... But before we get there, we need to pack, right?!? We don't mind admitting, we're already slightly dreading the thought of packing!! So, with that in [...]