Scout camp kitchen, Interamericas style.

19 people to feed for a week when the kitchen is a gazebo, a couple of fold up tables and 2 sturdy, double gas burners with 14 of those being fed are 6 to 13 years old, one of whom does not eat gluten or dairy. A culinary challenge you might say….especially when you add…

Make it up as you go along chicken noodle soup!

If there is one thing I love about the cold weather is pulling out the biggest pot I have and throwing together a large quantity of soup.  There is nothing quite so comforting as a big bowl of soup on a cold day with a nice big chunk of crusty bread and maybe a bit…

Cooking with processed foods – recipe number 1

In my last post I defended processed food.  I highlighted lots of processed foods that are not really much different from fresh with regard to their nutritional value and that there are lots of quick meals to cook using them.  I know, I know – part of the reason we want to use convenience foods…

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…

Kids – What makes a good sandwich?

It should taste yummy, it should fill us up to keep us going until our next meal and give us good stuff to keep us healthy. 1 First you need some bread.  Do you always have boring white bread?  Try something different.  Wraps, pitta, rolls, bagels, brown, seeded, wholemeal, ‘best of both’ or added fibre…

Veggie recipes that pass the 8 year old kid test

Eating Well Part II was all about eating more vegetables.  An easy way of really adding to your vegetable intake is to eat a couple of main meals in the week that are vegetarian recipes.  Basing the whole meal around vegetables and pulses whilst skipping meat does seem strange to many of us – there…

Muesli Cookies

I know, I know – I have been writing about eating less sugar and then I go and put a recipe on the blog for cookies!!!  In fact I notice that my recipes are all sweet recipes.  This comes from people tasting my baked goods at coffee mornings or cake sales and then asking for…

Spiced Apple Muffins

Ages and ages ago I went to a coffee morning at the house of one of the nursery mums and I took some muffins with me – spiced apple muffins.  A lady there asked me for the recipe and I very badly never got round to giving her the recipe.  I bumped into her the…

Xmas cookie making fun

It has become a tradition in our house, just before Xmas – the last day of school/nursey – a small group of little friends come to the house for what my boys call a party but really it is a chance for me to have fun cooking with kids.  Not literally of course!  I love…