Kiddy friendly chilli con carne

Kiddy chilli con carne with homemade nachos

Who doesn't love a steaming hot bowl of chilli con carne? Whether you are eating a hearty bowl full in the midst of winter, having a movie night sharing platter with it dripping over the nachos or having a lunchtime snack with a jacket potato, chilli con carne is fabulous at any time. It's definitely [...]

Eggy bread

Eggy bread or French toast

French toast or eggy bread?  In my house it's definitely eggy bread and its one of the recipes that my kids love cooking themselves. Eggy Bread A quick search of the internet also has this delicious snack called Bombay toast, German toast, gypsy toast, poor knights (of Windsor), or Torrija.  It actually doesn't matter what you [...]

Chicken pie mix puff pastry pasties

You know that moment when you realise that tonight is supposed to be steak night but you put the steak in the freezer yesterday afternoon!  Well that is my life!   So 3 jumps at the cupboard door is the order of the day, and it's lucky that I picked the shopping up yesterday.  Please [...]

Feeding bellies not bins|Carrot soup

This post was going to start out as just a quick carrot soup recipe, but has grown slightly from that which I had planned. "Feeding bellies not bins" is the tag line for Elsie's Pay As You Feel cafe, here in Northampton. The staff at Elsie's intercept perfectly edible food that the large supermarkets would [...]

Haydn's chicken korma

Chicken korma | curry

If I make a curry then I generally make it from scratch,mixing all the spices, leaving the meat to marinate for hours on end and trying to make the naan myself too.  However all too often I will be greeted with cries of "I don't like curry" "can I have a sandwich?" "what's that?"  you [...]

cheesy plait

Hallowe’en party food (cheesy shapes)

We have had great fun joining up with the Kids Make and Bake Club this week to share our favourite Hallowe'en party food, Witches' fingers! The video showing Louloo making these is at the bottom of this post. To make these revolting looking snacks you will need the recipe below. Witches' fingers 3 oz plain flour1.5 [...]

Cool kids cook Turkey Burgers

As a family we rarely eat out at fast food outlets, however we do all love burgers. When Haydn saw that I had received some turkey mince in my last meat box, he knew that we would be making 'Cool kids cook' Turkey burgers. Haydn is currently training for a triathlon, and because he's not [...]

Summer holiday sessions…bookings now open

  So there you have it - 8 sessions spread across the month, on different days of the week to help those of you who work. As you can see, places can be booked by emailing or ringing me, you can also message me on your favourite social medium. Places will only be confirmed upon [...]

from the cold frame to the warm allotment

This week on the allotment I have had a good week this week, and have made it to the allotment twice. Tuesday morning was a courgette morning, and Wednesday afternoon I spent a great couple of hours planting out the runner beans and the French beans. I also mulched almost all of the strawberries, but ran [...]