Indian themed cub sleepover

We had a taste of India at cubs on Friday night.  We had a sleepover at the church where we meet.  An Indian friend of mine (thank you so much Meena!!) came and answered questions about India, showed them a little Bollywood dancing and helped the cubs make chapattis, raita and a Indian semolina dessert. …

Pesto, pasta and peas

My youngest loves pesto.  A friend made fresh pesto once when we were over for dinner, the kids had already had something to eat earlier, they were quite little at the time.  The bowl of spaghetti and pesto was put in front of me with that gorgeous smell that you only get with freshly made…

Paleo baby food. Whatever next?

There are, thankfully, more stories exposing restrictive eating styles as the Fads they are and not the automatic route to wellness as promised by the self styled, unqualified gurus. A lovely article in the Irish Sunday Independent when I was in Dublin a little while back, picking apart the Gwynneth Paltrow, Goop image of what…

How to Cook an Egg in an Orange…

…did I tell you I was a cub leader?  Had so much fun on Friday evening building fires and cooking on them.  The cubs loved it. I made damper dough so they could wrap it around sticks to cook it over the hot embers – something that could be done over a BBQ.  Simply mix…

Bananas that need saving from the bin

We all do it.  End up with a couple of bananas that are just too ripe to be enjoyable.  And in the spirit of giving up binning food I thought I would share a recipe that it quick, tasty and not too indulgent.  Banana bread that is definitely more bread than cake.  So easy to…

Back to Twitter and Sugar at the same time…

…I have a bee in my bonnet on this whole Twitter/Social Media thing.  Sorry to bore you all with it.  My Twitter feed was full of People Against Sugar Tax.  I kept them in my feed for reasons of seeing what the other view is.  I was talking about how social media does more to…

Discovering the market

Life has been a bit busy.  Settling 2 children in to a new country with a new language and a very different school culture has had its challenges.  Learning some French myself and making friends, taking over a cub pack all added on top has meant that this blog has taken a bit of a…

Cubs chef badge – chaos but successful

I think I have mentioned before that I am Akela for a cub pack – loads of fun but it is so easy to spend a lot of time doing cub stuff hence the lack of posts despite my promise to be a bit more active. Last night the cubs cooked a simple 2 course…

Summer is over, back to school and juggling everything…

…so start the new term with a post and the intention to be more pro-active.  The after school clubs start and this one has something on one night, the other has something on another which clashes with swimming and it is the same night that one of the adults has to work late.  It is…