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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*.
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Mini Christmas Puddings - children's version

This chocolate fridge crunchy or tiffin recipe makes wonderfully easy and spectacular mini Christmas puddings, you could use thick glace icing instead of sugarpaste to drizzle over if you wish. Wonderful boxed to give as gift for friends and family.
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Nutrition for children

Nutrition – a word we all recognise but what does it really mean? I asked a couple of children to see what they thought…. 14 year old “wait, let me find my food tech folder I’ve got the definition in there (not allowed), ooh it’s the stuff you eat that turns into stuff you use to make your body work”.
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Fruit Leathers

These are brilliant to make in the winter, OK it's getting warmer but it's still not there to turn on your oven and get pureeing, these are really good and although they do contain sugar they're slightly healthier than sweets Fruit Leathers Fruit…
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Magimix - the easiest machine to use EVER!

Small boy (aged 10) had a sale to raise money for his form's chosen charity today.  He decided that his team were going to have a bake sale, they were given instructions on what to make and he spent most of Sunday baking.  On the list…
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Halloween cupcakes and glow in the dark icing

The children at Splat Cooking's Saturday morning club decorated Halloween cupcakes this weekend and here are the amazing photos.  We also made glow in the dark icing, although it's not really glow in the dark as you need a black or UV light…
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Halloween Food

Beetroot Hummus on YouTube Beetroot hummus is delicious and as good for Halloween parties as it is as a starter for dinner parties throughout the year, very simple to make but tasting amazing.  The YouTube version is already up and the recipe…
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Thame Food Festival

Yesterday dawned lovely and sunny and we all breathed a sign of relief as it was Thame Food Festival and we'd waited a whole year for this amazing food festival and were desperately hoping that it wouldn't rain. I was kicking off the first…
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Camp Bestival Food - Friday night

First night at Camp Bestival, on the menu: Afternoon tea with homemade brownies by Daisy, carrot cake and fairy cakes by Grant and flapjack by me (the one on my APP) with cups of either Earl Grey or English Breakfast tea. Olives,…
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Plum Baby Cookery School competition

  I'm thrilled to announce that I'm hosting the Plum Baby Cookery School and my co-ambassador is Celebrity Chef Rachel Allen. The competition has now been extended to 5.30pm on 12 June to get cracking if if you would like to take…
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Plum Baby Cookery School

I'm thrilled to announce that I'm hosting the Plum Baby Cookery School and my co-ambassador is Celebrity Chef Rachel Allen. Plum Baby will be opening their cookery school doors to some very privileged parents and babies to learn all about…