Camp Bestival Planning

Mojitos for tomorrow night and in an ideal world all we would need is three things: Tequila, salt and limes, we wouldn't need anything else to get us through the weekend as no food would be required or remembered. However, we have children so that's not going to happen *sighs wistfully*.

Mulligatawny Soup

This Indian soup is a whole meal in itself, adjust the chili if you prefer a milder version. Delicious with naan or cumin scented scones.

Mini snowball truffles

A white chocolate version of my popular Ginger Chocolate Truffles, great for children to make as gifts.

Ginger chocolate truffles

The easiest truffles in the world to make and ideal for young children to make for gifts. They are more like old fashioned 'rum truffles' as they are made with cake crumbs rather than fresh cream, they taste lovely.

Purple sprouting broccoli and pistachio pesto

Purple sprouting broccoli is in season in the Autumn and Winter in England and it's packed full of vitamins and minerals which are not lost as you don't cook it in this recipe so you have heaps of raw veg which tastes fantastic

Healthy Oat and Choc Chip Cookies

Healthy as they have no sugar and include bananas, oats, pumpkin seeds and brazil nuts, oh and chocolate chips too.

Stir Up Sunday - Traditions

‘Stir-up Sunday’ is the Sunday before Advent - the end of November – and everyone in the family takes a turn to stir the pudding with a wooden spoon from East to West (clockwise) in honor of the three Kings making their journey, with their eyes closed whilst making a secret wish.

Plum Cake with Quinoa

This delicious cake has a hint of gingerbread and the addition of quinoa to add moistness as well as extra protein and nutrients.
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Parkin is the easiest cake ever.....even if you don't think you can make cake, you can make this. It's traditionally served around Bonfire night

Vanilla Fudge

Making fudge with someone who means a lot to you is a right of passage for any child, be it a grandparent, parent, auntie or family friend. Just don't eat it too often and always brush your teeth well afterwards.

Grandma's Easy Fruitcake

This is my Mother-in-law's recipe, it's lovely, light and super easy to make and stores really well. You could freeze one of the loaves (ha ha, sorry good joke!).