Irish Sausage with Mushroom and Onion Gravy with Colcannon

 I hate waste, it’s something that’s been instilled in me since I was a kid. There is no need to waste, so why do it? So with my white cabbage, red cabbage, potatoes and spring onions I needed something to cook that will use up all three and what better way than to make the…

Sea Bass with a Greek twist

For years fish never really did it for me. Even though my mum insisted it was healthy, I always said I hated fish. Weirdly a bad experience was for life and all I’d accept fish wise was fish fingers. Strange, seeing as some fish fingers aren’t exactly all fish. But, when I became pregnant, I…

Autumn Bucket List

Whilst the burning sun has refused to quit a few times over the last few weeks (I am not complaining!), I am so happy that autumn is here. The mornings and evenings are darker, crisp fresh air feels your lungs and the besutiful leaves litter the pavements in all their wonderful glory. Autumn is here…

I’m really looking forward to Christmas this year…

Emily’s 3 in December. That thought alone reminds me that time flies. It’s crazy to think it’s the last few years have flown in a blink of an eye. But with Emily turning 3, it’ll also mean Christmas will come with excitement, for the first time. Whilst last year she enjoyed it, she wasn’t sure…

Mix-Up Lasagne

A yummy lasagne using a mixture of ingredients with only one layer of pasta. Taking inspiration from Tom Kerridge’s “One Layer Lasagne” dish, I’ve created this yummy lasagne with a home made cheese sauce and delicious courgette as the second layer of ‘pasta.’ Yum, light and easy to make.  Preparation: 10 minutes Cooking: 45 minutes …

Baby Shark has joined the bath time routiner

Baby Shark is one more step to house takeover now that his daddy has been introduced to the household. This time, via the bath. Yep, I’ve only gone and done it – I’ve bought one of the toys available online to entertain our mini humans and annoy the older ones. I bought this on Amazon,…

Finger-Lickin’ BBQ Ribs

Sam went a little ribs crazy in Tesco the other day. I love ribs even though they can rarely have much meat in them. But the small amount of meat that is on them are so succulent and delicious, it really needs to be celebrated in every bite. Bank holiday Monday was spoke to be…

Kicky Chicken

Chicken is delicious you can do so much and whip up something so flavoursome with so many different ingredients. I had some chicken breasts I needed to use and the regional plan was to make a few chicken breasts, have one myself with some fries and salad and that would be it. Sam could have…

Laundry – the never ending story

I’m serious. Why?! It’s definitely up there with the sock gremlin that steals the matches to the other friggin socks in this house. It just never ends. There’s no escaping it. Even when you’re think you’re done, you’re not. There’s never just an empty basket of washing. Or if there is, it’s a sick twisted…

Creamy Cider Chicken

Mum has been cooking this for as long as I can remember. It’s one of those dishes that proves to be a hit and always surprises people when you say when the secret key ingredient is and it’s not the Cider or the cream – it’s a tin of Campbells Cream of Celery Soup and…

Parenting answered in memes

Parenting answered in memes, what more could you want? I won’t explain. Just read, chuckle and nod in support. We’ve all been there. 👊🏻

Happy Birthday Sam

Happy Birthday Sam! Yep, I could probably have picked a better photo as the opener to this birthday wish but thought this was funnier, to me anyway. So here we are, it’s your birthday, you’re gonna party like it’s your birthday! Well, later you will, but here’s a birthday wish to celebrate your special day….

Growing pains, you suck!

As if a viral infection, teething and a hoarse cough just wasn’t enough for Emily a few weeks ago, how about her body throwing in some growing pains into the mix? Urgh. A few weeks ago whilst dealing with a viral infection that Emily picked up from god knows where, her feet started to hurt…

Greek Meze

I love doing dinner parties but haven’t done them in such a long time and it’s great to be doing something I love so much. We’re all quite a social bunch but a social bunch regularly meeting is usually difficult to come by. Our friends Maz and Steve, both have busy working lives, one a…