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Christmas mince buns

Christmas mince buns

These little pastry packages are a great alternative to Christmas mince pies, (which I have to say I’m not too fussy about). Made from classic mincemeat and puff pastry these little Christmas parcels are quick and easy to make and taste delicious. These mince buns were featured on Kirstie’s Homemade Christmas, a TV programme in … Continue reading

Quick and easy choc pops

Quick and easy choc pops

This week we had a bake sale at school, I always like to contribute it’s a good excuse to make something, well, decorate something. The fact is I am just too lazy to bake but I love the decorating and after all when children are your customers that’s the important bit. So this time I … Continue reading

Lego party food

Lego party food

The Lego party food was great fun to make and went down well with all our guests, both young and old(er). Lego head pops These Lego pops were the star of the party and went within minutes. They’re made from a single small and large marshmallow skewered onto a cake pop stick, which I bought … Continue reading

Stone age bread

Stone age bread

Hi again. Finally I’m with internet again 😉 After this summer holiday I really need to change some eating habits. I have seen this great recipe in Denmark; it’s from a great restaurant called King Hans (Kong Hans). It has no flour in, and you feel sooo healthy when you eat this. Try it out … Continue reading

Have you had a Herman yet?

Have you had a Herman yet?

My mother-in-law has just received her first Herman, a pleasure that was bestowed upon us by good friends during a quick UK trip over Christmas. What’s a Herman I bet some of you are asking? Herman is a German friendship cake, a sourdough cake recipe passed through circles of friends and family, it’s the kitchen … Continue reading

Thank you for being a star

Thank you for being a star

Here’s a great and simple gift. Harvey and I made the teacher’s at his nursery some star biscuits which the children had fun decorating themselves with coloured icing, sprinkles and non-toxic glitter. They were thank you gifts this time but these would be just as nice for birthdays, father’s day and a general gift of … Continue reading

Ariel birthday cake

Ariel birthday cake

Last year for my daughter’s 4th birthday I made my first ever birthday cake, she asked for a princess castle and with a little help from my friend Caroline, she got a fabulous pink sparkly princess castle. This year she asked for Ariel and wow what a challenge she set, but with a bit of … Continue reading

Dinner in 15 minutes – Tuna Pasta

Dinner in 15 minutes – Tuna Pasta

This pasta is so simple and so delicious. The kids love it and it only takes like 15 minutes to do. It won’t harm anyone if you add fresh Parmesan and serve with garlic bread and fresh salat. But in a hurry, with hungry kids screaming for their meal, njaaaaa….. let´s save it for better time. … Continue reading

Lime curd

Lime curd

Lime curd is a great citrus alternative to jam, it can be spread on scones for an afternoon treat or on toast for a fresh start to the morning. I’ve always been a bit scared of making anything in a jar, I’ve always felt preserve making is a complicated procedure that requires sugar thermometers and … Continue reading

It’s citrus season

It’s citrus season

Our lime tree in the garden is positively bursting with fruit. It’s really nice to have the opportunity to grow things here in Dubai that we just couldn’t do in our garden back in the UK. With so many limes, and far too many just to use in a G&T, I’m going to be making … Continue reading