There’s an hour before bedtime. We call it crazy-hour in this house. This evening it was marked by the two boys running around in circles, shouting and giggling. All I can do is watch and embrace the madness. As himself doesn’t get home until close to bedtime it can be hard to try to eat a full dinner while the crazy-hour is underway. I try to eat my main meal during the day with the boys and then have a lighter supper after they go to bed. That’s the idea behind this warm prawn salad. Read More
I’ve reached that point in January where my body just craves healthy food. I think it’s down to the need to feel well and boost vital nutrients in the body. I realise that I normally blog on a sweet-savoury rotation but I’ve not been baking much recently. I’ll try my best to squeeze something sweet in soon I promise! Read More
Today is the day that I will get a tea break to myself, all to myself, while the 2 year old naps and the other kids are in school, himself will be at work. I will get a tea break. I will drink a hot cup of tea from start to finish and the house will be quiet. Apart from the quiet bubble of the slow cooker that is. Please do read the advisory note on cooking with dried beans in a slow cooker at the end of this post. Read More
What? You mean you don’t have any? Well you clearly didn’t make enough Colcannon in the first place. You need to have some leftover Colcannon, as this recipe is easy, blásta (tasty) and quick. Have it for lunch tomorrow or a simple supper. Read More
There is an unwritten rule in this house that if you get back past a certain hour, that large dinners will not be cooked. My mother in law, in her infinite wisdom, says that if you have a bag of potatoes and a tray of eggs in your possession you’ll never go hungry. How wise she is. I’ve just finished making a quick potato soup and it was very, very tasty indeed. Just what I wanted and it was ready in less time that it would take to wait for a bag of chips in the local chipper. Although they do have a certain allure at this hour!
Today I’m showing my leftover love to Bubble and Squeak; known in some parts as the Housewife’s Monday Lunch. Read More
Is convenience food as cheap as you think it is really? Does it give more or less nutritional benefits? I’ve done a bit of investigation so you don’t have to. Read More
Pancakes in our house aren’t just reserved for Shrove Tuesday. These dosa (Indian style savoury pancakes) are very simple to make and pair very well with my Nana’s speedy pickle. Read More
When I was in my early twenties I was lucky to share a house with some Spanish girls who were working locally. It is a haze now but I do remember how to make a mean Tortilla or Spanish Omelette.
This creamy cauliflower soup is designed for baby’s taste but it is just as nice for adults with the addition of some roasted cauliflower “crisps” for texture. Because of the way it is prepared it remains creamy yet vegan.