Category Food

Food shopping

I have to plan my food shop- not to the last penny- but i do plan for a week at a time and try and use up what is sitting in the cupboard. This week my shopping bill came to £18- and that included my husbands lunches / snacks. Thing is soon i will have […]

My little Chillis

A little while ago, my husband went on a rare night out- after a few beers they left the pub they were in. As they left hubby spotted some ‘matches’ in a large bowl- being the cheeky sod he is he took a rather large handful. Well they weren’t matches they were chilli seeds is […]

Home made Indian food

Either a Friday or Saturday night I make a dinner just for me and my husband. Nice to have a bit of quality time while we are eating and not trying to entertain Blake at the same time. Last night I made Red split lentils with cumin seed Masoor Dal  Spinach cooked with onions Mughlai saag  ‘dry’ […]

So what does Blake eat?

Due to the early rain, our trip with my parents to The Hop Farm in Kent was called off, dad invited us to lunch (win!) Well we got French stick with prawns in Mary rose sauce (seafood sauce, salad cream and tomato purée basically) salad a Kettle chips ( a lovely treat!) Mum asked “what […]

How much!?

I use to love food shopping, cooking, everything to do with food- but in the past year or so, and more now that our budget getting squeezed i am beginning to dislike it. Yesterday our shop came to £42! Now this was more than what i normally spend but we had the car with us […]

Bread pudding

Home made bread pudding. I use Delia Smith recipe from her book Complete Cookery Course’ but the recipe is old as time! My mum said my grandmother use to make lovely bread pudding in the WW2 and I doubt she would use milk, butter and an egg like I do in this recipe. Recipe as […]


Bread is such a simple thing, you can toast, dunk into hearty soup, blitz to give a crunchy topping to lasagna, clean suede shoes, and help remove a splinter. With our shrinking budget, buying a loaf in the supermarket is rare- except if its from reduced area at our local Tesco. I buy a couple […]