giveaway · nature · Review

Growing our own Oyster Mushrooms – with a grow your own GIVEAWAY

It is a fact (probably) that children are more likely to eat food if they have grown it or cooked it themselves. They love to see the origin of their food; however, if like me you live in an end terrace house with a teeny weeny London garden, it is hard to find the soil room to grow your own food.

Food and Brewed · hooked · Seasonal · summer

Baking along with The Great British Bake Off – Cinnamon Sugar Popovers

Clearly whoever came up with this particular challenge, missed the point about Yorkshire puddings, they are not suppose to be identical. These are not biscuits or petit four… they are little explosions of batter, impossibly held up by hope and expectation, each with its own personality; big fat round ones, ones which are twice as high on one side than the other, but each one light fluffy and ridiculously tasty.

hooked · Review · Trips and Travel

A day out at Crystal Palace with Roco Clothing

We having been making the most of our beautiful Indian Summer and soaking up the last warmth of the season before the nights (and the rain…) draw in.

Recently, the whole family spent a glorious day at Crystal Palace Park. We are so lucky to live close to this historic site.

The children were desperate to have an opportunity to wear their new Roco Clothing outfits.

Food and Brewed · hooked · Seasonal · summer

Baking along with The Great British Bake Off – Artisan Bread – Baked in a Dutch Oven

Week 3 of The Great British Bake Off and it was bread week. There were Dampfnudel with burnt bottoms, tears over undercooked brioche, smutty shaped bread plaits and a bread arc where the animals went in one by one…

Food and Brewed · hooked · Seasonal · summer

Baking Along with the Great British Bake Off – Iced Gems and Kids Cooking Giveaway

Well, it is all starting to get exciting isn’t it! This week on The Great British Bake Off it was biscuit week and the contestants were asked to make 24 identical iced biscuits. I decided to have a go at making iced gems as my contribution this week. I used to love these little biscuits when I was a child, they were sweet and colourful and small enough to be the perfect accompaniment to a dollies tea party.