Monthly Archives: June 2013

Wimbledon Mess – Why Has No One Put Pimms and Mess Together Before?!

I’ve been eyeing up the Sunday Baking Club entries for ages, and decided with a Wimbledon theme and my love of strawberries that I had to give it a go. Of course it would be the hottest day of the year, so windows open and and out to the garden. I don’t know why I’ve […]

Healthy Chocolate Balls – More Healthy Treats Going Wrong

Sorry in advance to the person who sent me the recipe for chocolate banana cookies (Skinny Chunky Monkey Cookies), but they didn’t go down so well in our house. In another attempt to satisfy my baking urge whilst not ruining my diet, and at the same time get Weasel to enjoy fruit, I made these […]

Chocolate Squash Muffins – More Experiments Making Healthy Baked Goods and Not Quite Getting It Right

Are your stomachs churning from that title? Seriously, it wasn’t as bad as it sounds, mostly because the before-mentioned chocolate was in the form of instant chocolate oatmeal to replace the normal oats I thought we had in the cupboard but that I stopped buying to stop myself from baking. Luckily I thwarted my own […]

Cafe Rouge Windsor – I couldn’t care less if Weasel ate her pancake, it was delicious thanks…

Arriving later than anticipated (surprise!) for our trip to Windsor Castle, we needed food quick but the hoards of people filling every table at every restaurant in the centre of Windsor seemed to have the same idea. Too blustery to eat outside still, we literally just chose to eat at the first restaurant with a […]

News Report – Actual Vegetable Willingly Eaten by Weasel – Risotto Recipe to Follow

I’ve been waiting for the day that Weasel would lose her year-long vegetable stand-off. It turns out her sister enjoying some broccoli put an end to it. Mwahaha. Which vegetable? The one I would have voted least likely just hours ago – the dreaded pepper. To start with I decided to take out a neglected […]

Peek-a-boo at Portchester Castle

Clearly when the Romans first built Portchester Castle a gazillion years ago on the banks of Portsmouth harbour, they intended for it to be an awesome place to play peek-a-boo. It’s a bit of a beautiful ruin, but that makes it more fun than a castle full of antiques for your toddler to crush and […]

Sandy Dirt Cake – Easy Dessert That Makes You Look Like Some Kind of Creative Genius

Ok, so my intention wasn’t originally to make a sand cake, it was to make the normal dark Oreo version of a dirt cake. My near heart attack when seeing the cost of Oreos in England quickly put an end to that. They don’t look so bad, until you realise that you need about 8 […]