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*.

Gingerbread and rhubarb mini loaf cakes with lemon icing

Gloriously stick gingerbread with tart rhubarb complimented with lemon icing, delicious.

Christmas Gifts - how to save/spend a fortune on useless stuff

I draw the line at utterly ridiculous foodie gifts....no self respecting food lover would ever touch these.

Sugar Free May

Sugar is hugely addictive, your body stores the excess energy as fat and sugar destroys your skin, so reduce it. Try to remember that your body is a mechanism for you to live our life through, if your body breaks you don't get another one so respect it, your body works hard for you.

Watermelon Shark

This is a shark carved from a watermelon. You’ll need a ‘torpedo’ shaped watermelon as the round ones look a little too cute. Fab, healthy party food for kids.

Weekend in Brussels with teenagers in Winter, hmm

Buy chocolates, find a bar, try different beer and eat chocolates, there you go, beer and chocolate, done. Repeat at least twice daily.

Glis Glis aka Edible Dormouse - austerity recipes

I admit that I just clicked on a link to 'edible dormouse diet' thinking "wow, someone has actually put together a diet based on eating Glis Glis, that's amazing".

Mini Pork Pies

There is a fabulous butchery chain in North Yorkshire called Newboulds who make the best pork pies on the planet, especially their Midgets. These are mini pork pies and I loved these growing up in Redcar, I still buy some when I'm up visiting friends and family

British parents each week make 2 million extra meals for fussy children

Mealtimes are an important part of the day to me, a time when the whole family can share their daily stories, experiences, woes, achievements so that we can laugh, joke, commiserate, or just chat with each other and catch up on what's been happening at school, college or work.
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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