With 3 asthmatics, 2 eczema sufferers and 1 person allergic to almost everything in our house, it is really important that we use as many natural products as possible. But not only this, we just think is just a better way to live, and it's cheaper too ;)
Keeping our house clean is a must, as it should be, especially as there are 6 adults living in our house (Myself, hubby and 4 grown up kids), a dog, a cat and a snake, as well as a muddy veg patch in the garden and frequent trips to our allotment. There ...
I would say I am a typical kind of creative person. I love colour, even though I am partially colour blind, I love all things bright and a bit 'out there'. I have a weird obsession with fairy lights even though I am almost 40, but most of all, I just love to sit down and create, you know? Whether that is drawing, painting, colouring, making inserts for planners, covering planners in fabric (yes, that is a thing!), doing my plan with me layouts, anything. Well, imagine how spoiled I felt at last weekend when my hubby said I could ...
The other day for dinner I made my tandoori chicken, my family always love it especially when I serve it with Bombay potatoes. These soft, buttery, aromatic morsels of potato just make me smile when I eat them and they make your kitchen smell delicious when you cook them! This recipe is easy and quick to make and will save you a lot of money!
1kg white potatoes
2 teaspoons chopped or minced ginger
1 teaspoon chopped or minced garlic
2 large tomatoes, roughly chopped.
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
35g unsalted butter
1 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
1 large onion, roughly chopped
1 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
Last week I shared my easy foolproof mayonnaise recipe and said how it was my youngest daughters favourite sauce. My eldest daughter however, loves BBQ sauce. Not just any BBQ sauce but rich, sweet BBQ sauce that has a spiciness and a smokiness to it. She slathers it on everything and when I make my homemade barbecue sauce using my recipe below, she will literally find stuff to dip in to it as it is cooling down! If you want a BBQ sauce that you can use as a condiment, as a sauce, as a dip or even as a marinade ...
My whole family adores Indian food. Some like the sublte aromatic spiced dishes such as korma and passanda, others (like myself) like fiery hot spiced dishes such as ceylon, madras, vindaloo and phaal. But we all agree on one thing. Tandoori chicken. The orangey red meat that is charred and tastes so full of flavour. However, our local Indian restaurant charges £7.50 for just one, yes JUST ONE, tandoori chicken leg.
But you know me, I love to cook and I love to save money, so here is my recipe for tandoori chicken that is mouth wateringly good and costs about £5 to ...
My youngest daughter absolutely loves mayo. If left to here own devices she would eat it on everything! The ingredients listed however on shop bought mayonnaise shows they are full of chemical nasties and substitutes for natural ingredients. So now I make my own. I know exactly what goes in it and although it doesn't last as long in the fridge, it isn't full of a load of chemical nonsense either!
This recipe makes a lot of mayo, enough to fill 2 jam jars so it will keep you going for a while. But because this recipe uses raw eggs, if ...
My favourite dish at any Chinese restaurant is almost always the sweet and sour... well sweet and sour anything! Vegetables, chicken, pork, prawns... if it is covered in that sweet yet tangy sauce then I am all over it. But I am unable to cook it at home for a family meal as only I like it.... bummer, right?
So I devised this recipe to give me some of the flavours (and the all important orangey coloured sauce) of sweet and sour but also flavours that my family would like to eat. Every time I make this dish, it goes down a ...
BEFORE YOU GO ANY FURTHER! If you want small, perfectly shaped delicate cinnamon swirl buns like you get in most shops, then you should probably find a recipe elsewhere. However, if you like like BIG BUNS (and you can not lie!) then come here my friend and chomp your way through these beauties!
I love cinnamon! I know a lot of people don't but oh my goodness, I could eat it by the bucket load. It reminds me of Autumn and Winter time when everything seems to be smelling of warm spices. I love anything with cinnamon in or on. Especially ...
I am a bit of a sucker for peanut butter. Especially on toast with real butter and lashings of homemade jam. A few years ago, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups became popular here in the UK although I know they have been popular in the US for many years, and whilst I love them, I wanted something a bit more 'substantial' to go with my afternoon tea!
I hope you enjoy this recipe and all the sticky peanuty goodness that goes with it ;)
115g melted unsalted butter
130g crushed digestive biscuits
120g icing sugar
215g smooth peanut butter + 1 tablespoon of smooth peanut butter for ...
My eldest daughter is obsessed by chocolate milkshakes, however, have you ever read the ingredients of some of the commercial milkshake syrups and powders you can buy? It's scary! She particularly likes a well known US brand of chocolate syrup for making chocolate milk, called Hershey's. Yup we have all heard of it! But here in the UK it is hard to find. So after a bit of trial and error, we made our own 'clone' recipe, it is very similar to the original Hershey's taste and what is even better, it doesn't just mean we can make it ourselves ...