Cheesy Corn Muffins

These tasty little cheesy corn muffins are also packed with veggies and therefore the ideal mid-morning snack… Into the lunch box they go ๐Ÿ’•I softened a finely chopped leek, a celery stick and a large carrot in a knob of … Continue reading

Picnic Pinwheels

The picnicking theme is continuing through the summer hols whilst the sun continues to shineโ˜€๏ธ In using up a slab of pastry from the freezer and some bits from the fridge, we created these little, tasty and transportable beauties… Having … Continue reading

Picnic Pasta Salad

We are nailing the school holidays so far with mornings out and about at local parks, forests, zoos, castles and PYO farms and packing a picnic lunch to take with us.  Fresh air, sunshine and running around in the morning … Continue reading

Sausage and Veggie Casserole with Orzo

Quick and easy, family friendly and surprisingly successful ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป The kiddos seemed to be losing their enthusiasm for my classic bangers, mash and peas presented in a somewhat questionable snow-covered mountain (mash pile) with skiers descending (chipolattas stuck in the … Continue reading

Starting the Day with a Boost!

Mumma, what’s for supper?  And breakfast, lunch and snack! As the kiddos are developing their foodie taste buds and interests, they are also becoming pretty vocal in their demands for their fave meals.  Whilst indulging their preferences from time to … Continue reading

Three months of eating… Some visual inspiration

As quiet as I may have been on the posting front over the passed few months, please fret not, we have still been eating!  If you follow my INSTAGRAM or FACEBOOK PAGE you will have seen some faves, however I thought it might be fun to summarise here, all in one place. So here we go…

Fresh fruity granola breakfast bowl… Never let breakfast get dull.Roasted squash, aubergine and celeriac with some Saint Agur crumbled/splodged over the top.Another breakfast bowl packed with energy and vitamins.A platter of various veggies… Guaranteed to hit your 8-a-day!Smoked salmon, watercress and some olive bread from the local bakery.  Classic goodness.Served on the side of the kiddos cereal for them to jazz up as they wished.Summer time salmon and brocolli quiche… I had forgotten just how good this was until I saw the pic!A wild line caught sea bass brought from a fave farm shop in Sussex, Eggs to Apples.  So fresh.  So tasty.Jamon Serrano with rocket and pine nuts… Perfect start to a meal with some bbq’d necturine quarters.  Salted pecan brownie cake covered in grated dark chocolate and melted white chocolate… Just because.Kent strawbs at their best.Summer lunch of salad, baguette, deli meats and cheeses.About to hit the oven… Local Gooseberries from the farmers market with elderflower made a delicious cobbler. Chaource.  Be patient and let it ripen.  Totally worth it with some crackers and salad for an easy supper.Slaw with a mayo-free dressing… Tasted even better as all was chopped by hand.Love fresh herbage… In season English asparagus on puff pastry with Parmesan. Prawns, lime and chilli marinated salmon with an avo leafy salad and a really seedy pita.End of term bake sale.  My cake pans were yet to arrive off the ship so these choco cookies had to suffice.Pimms prep.  I missed Pimms… until the following morning, then, not so much.Strawberry fields forever! Beauties!Seedy avo salad… Perfect with some bbq’d sausages.Quick snack lunch with some delicious duck liver pate from Sussex Smokers at Downingbury Farm Shop.Our minestrone soup… Packed with goodness and always enjoyed to the last ladle.Pizza pizza… Bought the flat breads and topped as we saw fit.Grilled salmon and home made tzatziki my way.Kent raspberries… We are big fans of PYO’ing!  One for the punnet, two for the tum.And of the ‘essential’ goodies you find in the farm shop afterwards.Fluffy herbed couscous with roasted veggies and feta.More summertime goodness at breakfast time. The smoked salmon wrapped perfectly with the herby leaves, cucumber, avo and little dollops of creme fraiche.Meal for two… Frozen chopped spinach with leftover roast chick smoked ham in a cheesy sauce.  Served over the kids staple.Milestone cookies.  Oats, coconut, quinoa, hazelnuts, cocoa and marshmallows. I hope you have spotted something from this lot that might inspire… I feel full just looking back at this.

What have you all been cooking/baking/serving/growing lately? I would love to know, so please do leave me a comment below.

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Scratch-Made Food For Your Babe Too!

I wanted to share with you some of my super simple, quick and easy ‘go to’ not-quite-recipes that I used when introducing both of my kiddos to solid foods after those first couple of very simple weeks of single ingredients. … Continue reading