4 Tips to Stop Your Child From Being a Picky Eater

Anyone with kids is undoubtedly familiar with putting a plate full of nutritious and tasty food in front of their child, only for them to turn their nose up at it. This can be frustrating, but parents also often worry about the eating habits of their offspring. Without a balanced diet, your child won’t get all of the nutrients and vitamins they need to grow and develop.

So, if you have noticed that your child is a picky eater, here are some tips to get them eating. Read more

Getting back together with a Jack’s BBQ | AD

sausages and burgers grilling on a barbecue

With gathering restrictions eased further and the summer season here, we’re finally able to get together with friends & family again, and begin having fun times like we used to.

Add to that the Euro 2020 tournament being in full swing, when is a better time than to have a garden gathering with a barbecue? A BBQ is one of my favourite things in the summer – I’d have one every week! Read more

Let’s Talk About The Afternoon Tea

Do you remember when you were a child, and your mum or your grandparents would plan an afternoon out, and they would take you to the tea shop? Cream teas with sweet jam and thick clotted cream were the best Sunday snack! If you were going out for a posh brunch, nothing would replace the excitement of the lovely tiered plates covered in cakes and sandwiches. But then you grew up, and suddenly you came to realise that afternoon teas suck a little. Read more

Prestige Hampers Christmas Fireside basket | Review

Prestige Hampers Christmas fireside basket.

A hamper is one of my favourite gifts to give at Christmastime. Whether to say thank you, Merry Christmas, or just to treat a special someone to lots of delicious treats in one box. Prior to having the boys I made the effort to make my own treats for my own foodie hampers and they went down a storm. Since then, I barely get time to bake goodies for myself, never mind anyone else! So a pre-made hamper with ready to go items is a good place to start. Prestige Hampers can do just the job for you.

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Passionfruit and mascarpone roulade | Recipe

Other than week one, I have joined in every single week of the Bake Off so far – it’s a miracle! Even though both kids are now at school full time, I still don’t manage to get around to doing my bake until a weekend. I must remedy that though, as it’s so hard to photograph with them around. “Please Mummy, can I have some now?”. NO! I haven’t finished yet… Anyway, for dessert week, I thought I would have a go at a roulade.

But not a meringue based one, as my oven is so temperamental and I just know it would end up burning, then I’d get frustrated, throw it away, and well; just not join in. So I decided on a cake based one instead. The only roulade I’ve ever made before is a Slimming World one and I’ve never really had a problem, so I was confident about this bake…

I shouldn’t have been! The recipe I was using as a base said to roll up the roulade with some baking paper when it came out of the oven; I presume this is so it already has its shape when you come to roll. But, mine didn’t want to cooperate and started cracking, so I ended up with a ‘trilade’ instead 🙄. And the cake burned slightly underneath. (But was fine on top – see,temperamental oven!). On the whole though, it still tasted nice!
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