To celebrate Independence Day in the UK, I couldn’t think of a better way than to celebrate with the USA’s famous SKIPPY®Peanut Butter. We made an American themed lunch and incorporated it into our homeschooling. We have some good friends from America and we love discussing the different holidays celebrated in the USA and UK. We made our very own #SKIPPY4July.
I love this VonShef Boston Cocktail set, it’s stylish in the brushed gold look and it comes with a recipe book that has some delicious cocktails in it. As Gin is my favourite tipple, I chose the Cucumber Cooler cocktail recipe and it is delicious. It’s the perfect drink to rustle up on Mother’s Day.
[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Vegan gravy for Christmas dinner – This is the most delicious vegan gravy, in fact gravy, I have ever eaten. You must try it! – onions, carrots, celery, dried porcini mushrooms, olive oil, bay leaves, rosemary, red wine / port, cranberry sauce, Plain flour, Marmite, Tomato puree, red wine vinegar, vegetable stock , Peel the onions, then roughly chop along with the carrots, celery and porcini. ; Place in a large pan over a medium heat with a splash of oil and the herbs. Fry for around 25 minutes, or until turning golden, stirring occasionally. ; Add the wine and cranberry sauce, and continue to cook for a further 5 minutes, or until sticky and caramelised. ; Stir in the flour, then add the Marmite, tomato purée and vinegar. ; Pour in the stock, then bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer for around 10 minutes, or until thickened…
[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Kebab sticks and vegetable burger – – Kebab Sticks: an onion (chopped into big chunks), pepper (chopping into big chunks), courgette (chopping into big chunks), mushrooms (quartered ), Vegetable burger: brioche bun, Halloumi, aubergine (about 1 cm thick), mushrooms (sliced), tomato, rocket, Kebab sticks: Cut the courgettes, peppers, mushrooms and onions in sizeable pieces ; Add to the kebab sticks and drizzle with olive oil and season with sea salt and cracked pepper and oregano ; Grill in the ultimate grill, on high, for a few minutes until golden brown; Vegetable burger: Slice the halloumi and aubergine into 1cm thick slices and drizzle with a little olive oil and season ; Slice the mushrooms; Grill the vegetables for a few minutes, on high, until golden brown; Grill the Halloumi, on high, for about 45 seconds; Grill the Brioche bun, on high, for about 20-30 seconds; Stack it up, adding tomato…
This is a fabulous batter mix recipe, perfect for waffle makers or those making waffles a different way. It is yummy!
What better way to celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day (27th January) than to bake our very own chocolate cake. Inspired by Isla’s love of Num Noms. We received a hamper of goodies to decorate our cakes and a Series 4 deluxe pack of Num Noms. Isla was very, very excited. Below is Isla’s creation (one vegetarian and one not):
Did you know that the government recommends we eat 30g of fibre a day? One way to do this easily is to up the intake of Whole Grain. I am a big fan of overindulging at breakfast time, when I do eat breakfast that is. When I came across this hot cross bun loaf, I just couldn’t resist it. It’s a great family friendly breakfast recipe too. It is really yummy with margarine at breakfast, or a nice dollop of Jam. Don’t forget the cup of tea too!
This is a brilliant recipe for adding a little spice and fruit to your Easter baking. I like the recipe as it’s a subtle drop of spice and yummy currants, the decoration is fun for the children and you can have these finished off within the hour. Isla enjoyed decorating the biscuits and eating the chocolate icing too, who wouldn’t? Dr Oetker have many Easter recipes online if you want to try some Easter baking with the children this weekend.