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. … Continue reading Indian themed cub sleepover
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… Continue reading Pesto, pasta and peas
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… Continue reading Paleo baby food. Whatever next?
…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… Continue reading How to Cook an Egg in an Orange…
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… Continue reading Bananas that need saving from the bin
…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… Continue reading Back to Twitter and Sugar at the same time…
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… Continue reading Discovering the market