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Blueberry Muffins

We have been very busy the past few weeks with the summer holidays but the other day I managed to scrape some time to make some tasty Blueberry muffins. I used a recipe from the "Hummingbird Bakery" cookbook which also contains my go to recipe for banana bread. The original recipe is for mixed berry… Continue reading Blueberry Muffins

Cystic Fibrosis, Family

Update: Cystic Fibrosis, sunshine and nursery

2016 so far has not been the best year for us, although we have had some great moments and our two week Easter holiday was fantastic, health wise 2016 has been and is continuing to be a challenge. Recently we have had to face a number of challenges, Joseph has been in and out of… Continue reading Update: Cystic Fibrosis, sunshine and nursery

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Coffee and walnut Bundt cake

My favourite cake in the whole world is coffee and walnut cake, I used to love it when my Mom made them for Sunday buffets or birthdays, usually in a Victoria sandwich style with coffee butter cream frosting. Yum scrum! We had some walnuts in from another recipe and the idea of making one of… Continue reading Coffee and walnut Bundt cake

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Leftover pudding recipe: thrifty and tasty use for leftover cake

Sometimes when you bake a cake, especially for a big event, you can overcompensate and end up being left with lots of leftovers and no way to eat them all in time before it goes stale. This weekend we went to a 40th birthday party and was kindly given lots of cake to take home… Continue reading Leftover pudding recipe: thrifty and tasty use for leftover cake

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Easy and delicious loaf cake recipes!

Loaf cakes are easy, versatile and definitely tasty, a great option if you are having friends over for coffee or for a low key, not too sweet pud. They can also be spruced up to make delicious and impressive desserts or you can even have a slice for breakfast when you're in a rush or… Continue reading Easy and delicious loaf cake recipes!

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Traditional Lemon madeira cake recipe

This is a lovely, simple cake to make, traditionally served with a small glass of madeira we had ours with a nice cuppa. You can omit the icing if you like depending on your own preference, but we like things sweet round here so we have covered ours with tangy lemon icing. The Thyme gives… Continue reading Traditional Lemon madeira cake recipe

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Spanish omelette: easy mid-week dinner

Here is a highly adaptable, quick and easy store cupboard meal that is a great way of secretly getting vegetables into your toddler whilst also providing lots of protein and energy from the eggs! Heres how we made ours but you can substitute the veggies for whatever you have to hand, or add meat if… Continue reading Spanish omelette: easy mid-week dinner

mincemeat cake

  Mincemeat- not just for Christmas! Mincemeat Cake recipe

We had a jar of mincemeat in the cupboard left over from Christmas and I decided to try out some recipes which could use it up without being too christmassy. So here is the first recipe I tried, a mince meat loaf cake. This recipe uses the same recipe as the lemon drizzle cake in… Continue reading   Mincemeat- not just for Christmas! Mincemeat Cake recipe

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Orange Rice Cake: perfect for tea time snack or breakfast treat!

This week I had a go at making an orange rice cake- it is an Italian cake and I have had the recipe for ages but have just never quite had the right ingredients. Thanks to a previous social event I happened to have a bottle of orange liqueur in which is rare so I… Continue reading Orange Rice Cake: perfect for tea time snack or breakfast treat!

peanut butter and jelly breakfast muffins

Peanut butter and jam breakfast muffins

  Due to Joe being pancreatic insufficient he needs high calorie foods to help him to get as much nutrients as possible so I am always trying to find new recipes to try that will tempt a fussy toddler into eating something that is nutritious and high calorie but not just chips and chocolate! I… Continue reading Peanut butter and jam breakfast muffins