Caramel Popcorn

Caramel flavoured popcorn made in the comfort of your own home….jazzing up a simple snack.

Homemade Lip Balm

Homemade lip balm – so easy!

Prawn and Okra Curry

I’ve only recently become a fan of okra or ‘lady fingers’ as I recall it being referred to when I was a child. I remember it being served  with other vegetables and it reducing the dish to a slimy, and not particularly nice consistency. Fast forward to me enjoying the ‘Hard Bowl’ meal at Cook Daily, my…

Pear Crumble

What a treat! Not the usual apple and rhubard crumble – this dessert amalgamates pear, ginger stem and lime to make a scrumptious dessert.

Sweet Cinnamon Apple Crisps

When you have excess fruit or grow your own, why not make fruit crisps? Here is the story behind my recent batch of sweet cinnamon apple crisps.

Roasted Chick Peas

A crunchy and nutritious snack which is the perfect crisp replacement.

Curried Chick Peas

Chick peas are nutritious, versatile and a good source of protein. Here’s one way to prepare and enjoy them.

Cleaning Hacks

Learn all about baking powders alter ego as a cleaning agent.


Dinner the other night was a quiche. As a child I remember vol-au-vents and prawn cocktails being served at parties and there would always be cold, wobbly slices of mini quiche. Is it apparent from my description that I found the latter to be far from appetising? This is now ironic, given that I’ve recently added…

Foccacia Recipe

Foccacia – the Italian flat bread flavoured with olive oil, herbs and spices.

Pizza Pizza

This week, I made pizza. There is nothing new or extraordinary about this – making thick, doughy pizza bases and marinara sauce from scratch is a standard for me and something I often do, but this week was different. Play day mornings are usually reserved for Messy Play which is often a mad rush out…