Watermelon & berry salad with basil mint sugar

Watermelon berry salad with basil-mint sugar

I made a big box of this watermelon and berry salad as the dessert for our bank holiday picnic, but in the event, we all had ice-creams from the ice-cream van instead 🙂 Fortunately, it was packed in a cool box, so was still in a fit state to eat after dinner…

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Yummy Mummy bars / Choc-chip banana breakfast oat bars

Yummy mummy banana choc-chip oat bar

My lovely friend had a baby a few weeks ago, but because she lives in London we only managed to go and visit them just now. Lucky Little Person is feasting regularly on finest Mummy Milk, so it seemed only right and proper to take Mummy some calorie-laden, milk-supply-boosting, extra-indulgent…

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4-ingredient flourless pancakes – fab Pesach breakfast

Easy flourless pancakes, with butter, syrup and blueberries.

Pancakes* and waffles are a big thing in our house, and typically appear on the breakfast menu every week, for our special Sunday breakfast. So the thought of doing without them for a week made me a bit sad. Sure, there are chremslach** or matza brei*** but they’re no substitute for…

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Bircher muesli with berries and nuts

Bircher muesli

We are creatures of habit when it comes to breakfast. DH has porridge. I have tea and toast. Not every day, you understand. But most days.  His breakfast is healthier than mine, I reckon. I like my toast slathered with butter and jam, so it’s basically a combination of wheat, fat and…

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Caramel pancakes – or possibly pikelets

Caramel pancake stack with butter

A very naughty friend* introduced me to Lotus Caramelised Biscuit Spread (also known as Speculoos spread) which surely is one of the greatest things ever to come out of Belgium. And I’m bearing in mind their history with beer and chocolate. It is INCREDIBLE! A creamy, smooth, lightly spiced, VEGAN caramel…

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Flower toast aka egg in the basket

Flower toast in the pan.

I’m starting to worry that Kipper is becoming as food-obsessed as her mother. Just now we were looking at a picture of some planets. She observed their colours. “That’s the blueberry one, that’s the pea one, that’s the tomato one, and that one….” She thought very carefully about the pink…

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Cinnamon buns with raisins & maple syrup glaze – boozls!

cinnamon buns

Kipper got a new book every night of Chanukah. Her favourite one was The Goldilocks Variations, by Allan and Jessica Ahlberg. It starts off with a retelling of the traditional Goldilocks story and gets sillier and sillier. In the first story we learn that “Bears love buns” – especially warm,…

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Shakshuka: eggs poached in pepper & tomato sauce

Shakshuka - eggs poached in pepper and tomato sauce

We are extremely lucky, living in Cambridge, to be surrounded by amazing museums full of fascinating and educational displays. Kipper and I had a fun outing to the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, which is one of her favourites. In fact, when I asked her what she wanted to do,…

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