Do you resent paying £2.75 for a piece of shiny, red card that doesn’t even have an apostrophe in “Valentine’s”? Depending on how many lovers you have, this saccharine festival of singleton-shaming can get pricey. But hoorah! Charlotte’s here to show the skint among you how to make a nice card for pennies; and to offer all you romantics a little it’s-the-thought-that-counts inspiration.
In the first of our #Mumspiration series, in which we’ll bring you inspired solutions to everyday problems, Rachel suggests 20 rock solid tips to help you address the all too common issue of kids not eating their veg…
Ahhh, this soup! You won’t BEEE-LIEEVE how good it is. And it has nothing, nowt, nada ‘bad’ in it. It is a bit Asian in influence, as there is ginger, garlic, coconut milk in it, as well as cashew nuts to make it thick and protein rich. I serve it with a scary amount of fresh coriander and sliced red chillies on top, and a BIG ol’ slug of sesame oil – it’s a great way to eat it for adults. My kids loved it too though, just without the chilli and coriander (herbs look too much like vegetables for their taste). (more…)
Kedgeree is a faffy thing to make all in one go: you have to steam fish, cook rice, hard boil eggs – and that’s before you’ve even assembled the dish itself. I was making it for dinner the other evening and it occurred to me that, despite its faffiness for dinner, it’s a perfect prep-ahead lunch/brunch. (more…)
I started getting a Riverford veg box scheme recently, and it really is pushing my boundaries. Well, what I mean by that is that occasionally I get some vegetables and I’m not sure what to do with them. It’s not that boundary pushing really is it? Cooking with beetroot, I’ve done it before, but not often. But I mean, it’s not a parachute jump or anything. (more…)