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 …

A Brand New Day Week Seven

Welcome to A Brand New Day!  A New Linky to fill you with aspiration when you feel like you may be struggling alone. Everyone needs an opportunity to start again.  Draw a line under yesterdays bad day and start again with #ABrandNewDay.  As parents I feel we sometimes set ourselves …

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!

Family Fun Linky

This week I am co-hosting on one of my favourite linkys #FamilyFun.  When I saw that Catie from diaryofanimperfectmum was shouting out for people to help her co-host I jumped at the opportunity.  There is always such an eclectic mix of posts that get linked up and it’s never boring.  …

A Brand New Day Week Six

Welcome to A Brand New Day!  A New Linky to fill you with aspiration when you feel like you may be struggling alone. Everyone needs an opportunity to start again.  Draw a line under yesterdays bad day and start again with #ABrandNewDay.  As parents I feel we sometimes set ourselves …

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 …

A Brand New Day Week Five

Welcome to A Brand New Day!  A New Linky to fill you with aspiration when you feel like you may be struggling alone. Everyone needs an opportunity to start again.  Draw a line under yesterdays bad day and start again with #ABrandNewDay.  As parents I feel we sometimes set ourselves …

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 …

A Brand New Day Week Four

Welcome to A Brand New Day!  A New Linky to fill you with aspiration when you feel like you may be struggling alone. Everyone needs an opportunity to start again.  Draw a line under yesterdays bad day and start again with #ABrandNewDay.  As parents I feel we sometimes set ourselves …

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 …

Ham Pasta Bake

Ham Pasta Bake This includes leftover chilli, but it’s really easy to make.  I’m not including quantities as I’ve cooked it ad-hoc! Set cooking the required amount of Pasta for your family.  I used 150g for 2 and a baby.  Fry off a chopped onion in a pan.  Add yellow …

Play Your Home-Made Guitar

The Robot loves his maracas and he loves a good drum on anything he can hit.  Now it’s time to introduce string, more importantly my home-made guitar.   All you need is a baking tin and elastic bands.  Put bands on the tin and ta da you have a guitar!  Hand …