Strawberry summer puddings

Strawberry summer puddings

Much as I love baking and cakes I also love making puddings and my favourite are summer ones – lighter and fruity.  Here are 3 of my favourites that use red summer fruits and like most of my cooking – quick and simple! Helen’s alternative fruit trifle This pudding...
Five Uses for Overripe Bananas

Five Uses for Overripe Bananas

One thing you can guarantee about kids is that they are contrary. One week they love something, the next they won’t touch it with a barge-pole. Such is the case, in our house, with bananas. My children always used to enjoy a banana or two, but now they are met...

Cookery book Road Test

I’m ashamed to admit it has taken me 40 years to have this great idea, but now I have, I thought I would a) share it with you and b) ask your advice.  This week I borrowed 2 cookery books from my local library. What a fantatsic idea I thought. I can have a...

Truly Luscious Lemon Cake

This recipe came from my friend after I tasted it at her house – so I have no idea of its true origins, but it is a great cake to make – quick, easy and very tasty. I have made this for Mum’s The Boss meetings and other occasions and it has always received many...

Fantastic Flapjack recipe

I’ve tried lots of flapjack recipes over the years but this one consistently gives the ideal mixture of crunch and chew! It’s always a hit with mums and children alike. And the final seal of approval? Even my fussy little eaters like it!  But even if they...