Let’s Go to The Park

Let’s go to the park!  The Robot has been able to use the swings for a couple of months now and with nicer weather it’s one of our daily go to activities, sometimes more than once.  10 minutes of outdoor play, get some fresh air and clear the head and …

Nature aka Exploring the Garden 

Getting out and exploring nature is such a great idea. We go out and about everyday but on this occasion we decided to explore our back garden. We’ve not got the biggest of gardens, but at least we have some.

Mirror Play

Mirror Play Ever since the Robot was a very little squishy one we’ve always enjoyed a little bit of fun with mirrors.  I think it’s the fascination of seeing himself.   I used to position him under his play gym mirror, he would always grab at it.  Then when a …

A – M of Baby Friendly Meals {14 recipes}

When starting out with baby led weaning I was pretty determined to stick to the, “the baby eats what I eat” rule.  When I decided to tackle the #ABC123 Challenge 13 weeks ago to make and create a recipe each week starting with each letter of the alphabet I hadn’t …

Macaroni Cheese

Macaroni Cheese My favourite cookbook of the moment is The Baby Led Weaning Cookbook.  Anything I have made from this goes down well with both Robot and Dave.   This recipe comes from this book, I have slightly adapted it here, but seriously go and buy the book!  Here is loads …

Light Play

Light Play When coming up with something for the letter L it took a bit of time.  It wasn’t until I realised that the Robot always stares at the light in the room that I realised we can try another sensory treat.  While I was pregnant I read about light …

Leftover Lamb Stirfry

This is another of my favourite go to ideas.  It doesn’t have to be Leftover Lamb, it is just this fits very well the letter L!  Plus stirfrys are quick and easy Ingredients  2 garlic cloves 2cm fresh ginger baby corn, halved yellow pepper, slices Broccoli 3tbsp sweet chilli sauce …

Kitchen Play

Kitchen Play The Robot just loves to bang and make noise.  He is also at an age where sitting in the high chair and dutifully watching me cook isn’t working.  So to counteract this we have decided to try play in the kitchen.  I’ve pulled out all the pots and …

Chicken Korma

Chicken Korma Having to make a meal beginning with the letter K this week was a struggle.  I had kebabs in mind but to be honest they never really fill me with excitement when it comes to meal planning.  Then I remembered my first ever curry, a Chicken Korma.  Oh …

Jelly Play

I’ve been putting this one off, I know it’ll be fun for the Robot but I just haven’t plucked up the courage. The Jelly has been in the fridge for two days and today is my usual play deadline, it’s time to get going!

Jamaican Pork Chops

Jamaican Pork Chops Dave often pulls things out of the freezer in the morning before work and leaves me to come up with something for tea.  This week it was pork chops.  This is where I pulled out the cookbook Caribbean Food Made Easy by Levi Roots.  This recipe is …

Ice Play

Ice Play It’s probably not the best time of the year to tackle this project.  It’s been sleeting outside on and off all week so not the warmest.  Plough on regardless!  I’ve been making ice all week especially to do this.  I went to the freezer this morning and Dave …

Ital Soup

Ital Soup Ital is vital.  It’s from Caribbean Food Made Easy by Levi Roots.  I’m copying the recipe out for you, but amended slightly as we do it a bit differently now. Here is all the credit for it. Ingredients 1ltr of carrot stock.  We use 3 carrots and veggie …

Two Tiny Hand Painting

Hand Painting We got given a hand painting present as a birth present for the Robot.  It sat on the side for about six weeks, I was eager to use it.  The trouble with new-born babies hands is that they are clasped tight shut.  They don’t open them to make …

Breaded Hake and Veggie Chips

Breaded Hake with Veggie Chips This recipe is all about the Hake.  I’ll let you find your own way with the trimmings. Ingredients Hake fillets Bread crumbs coriander Lime Butter I’m having a chuck things together week and really haven’t recorded any quantities down.  I’ll happily tell you my method …