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Coconut body scrub

Coconut body scrub

This coconut sugar body scrub is DIVINE!. It smells amazing and it’s sooooooo good for your skin. I’ve made some as Christmas gifts for my friends, wrapped with festive red ribbons and bells they make beautiful gifts. This is going to be the shortest blog post ever as this is just the easiest scrub ever … Continue reading

Christmas gingerbread cookies

Christmas gingerbread cookies

There is nothing more Christmassy than the smell of gingerbread baking. I made these Christmas cookies in an attempt to block out the Dubai sunshine and get that lovely feeling of Christmas in the villa. With the help of some Christmas music and a cup of tea Christmas arrived in Dubai. What you’ll need This … 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

Blueberry yogurt smoothie

Blueberry yogurt smoothie

This is what we make when we need something quick and healthy. A yogurt/fruit smoothie where we add in plain yogurt and whatever kind of fruit we have in the house. Today we made one with Yogurt frozen blueberries banana kiwi Just add all ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth. If you don´t … Continue reading

Lego brick birthday cake

Lego brick birthday cake

The Lego birthday cake took two attempts, the first one I baked and started to decorate but I wasn’t happy with it so I threw it in the bin and started again. So after a panic search on the web I found this Lego brick cake, a much simpler approach which worked well and gave … Continue reading

Easy peasy kid treat

Easy peasy kid treat

These Chocolate Rice Krispies cookies are so easy to make and don´t even need to be baked in an oven. Just mix together, put in the freezer and… voila, they´re ready. They are perfect to make with your kids in the kitchen. Let them help and share with friends. A perfect treat for the weekend … 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

Homemade bird feeders

Homemade bird feeders

My Dad loves his garden birds, so, for his birthday last week the children made him some homemade  bird feeders. Normally these would be made to feed garden birds during a UK winter but there is nothing wrong with attracting birds closer to the house with them. I think in Dubai these might work by … Continue reading

Easy peasy pasta

Easy peasy pasta

I’m pretty sure that this recipe is an adaptation from one I originally saw in a Slimming World magazine but I haven’t been able to find it since. Anyway it’s delicious, healthy and super easy to make, the perfect family dish. You will need 2 small leeks A small cup of either frozen or fresh … 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

Super scrumptious sugar scrub

Super scrumptious sugar scrub

This vanilla sugar scrub is GORGEOUS, the sugar acts as a superb exfoliate whilst the oil locks moisture into the skin, and the best thing, you can make it from supplies in your food cupboard. Ingredients 1 cup of granulated sugar 2 cups of brown sugar 1 cup of sunflower oil (or equivalent) 1 tbsp … Continue reading

Soft and tasty carrot cake

Soft and tasty carrot cake

This week´s recipe is my one of my favorite. It´s a carrot cake that can never go wrong, it´s soft and tasty like you would get from your favorite cafe. When served with a good cup of coffee and a whipped cream on the side  you will complete your special treat. Give it a try … 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

Good old fashioned salt dough

Good old fashioned salt dough

Last week when I was making homeland shortbread biscuits Harvey (my two year old) was trying to help in his Harvey style way, which is actually no help at all. So to give him something to do I made some salt dough, it kept the two kids, and my husband, occupied for ages which is … Continue reading

Coooookkkkiiiee mmoonnnssttteerrr

Coooookkkkiiiee mmoonnnssttteerrr

Yesterday was bake day at Maddy’s school and these Cookie Monster cupcakes I made sold out in minutes, what can you expect, a cupcake and a chocolate chip cookie, two treats for the price of one. You will need Fairy cakes (cup cakes) Desiccated coconut Blue food colouring Chocolate frosting Mint imperials Chocolate chip cookies … Continue reading

“The sweet life”

“The sweet life”

Lovely danish “hindbærsnitter” – Raspberry pieces   I’m expecting visitors this week, and I promised them I would prepare these biscuits. We always eat them whenever we are together. As we cant buy them here – I have to make them myself. They are not difficult to prepare and the taste is amazing. The sweet mix of sugar … Continue reading

Tomato, cucumber & coriander salad

Tomato, cucumber & coriander salad

This has to be one of the easiest, healthiest and tastiest salad, ever! Every now I then I find something that’s so nice and so easy to make that I make it over and over and this is one of them, it goes with anything. And now we have the limes from our own tree … Continue reading