Mothers Day – A day of rest?

UK Mothers Day Sunday 11th March 2018 Last year I took one for the team and cooked Mothers day lunch for my Mum and her Husband as well as Joel’s Mum and Dad.  It felt like a big deal doing a roast for eight people but I think I just about managed to pull it…

Syrup Sponge Pudding

It was a bit of a revelation when I realised this childhood favourite could be made with dairy free margarine so easily (I use Stork block) with no sacrifice in flavour.  It also works remarkably well with gluten free flour as the warmth and syrupy texture disguise the graininess I’m less keen on in many gluten…

Stir Up Sunday

Christmas pudding really isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but we love it! I’ve even managed to convert my husband who claimed he didn’t like the rich and sticky steamed pud. Are you ready to prepare yours? The most important ingredient is a wish made as you take turns to stir. I should have wished for…

Smoked Mackerel and Rice

This is a recipe it would be a crime for me to pass off as my own but Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Smoked Mackerel and Rice is an absolute Cracker!  I just had to share it. There is one variation I use to reduce the amount of washing up – I cook the spring greens with the…