My Best Slow Cooker Tips For Easy, Cheap Dinners.

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When I was a student I used to have this dinner called a "cheese and crisp feast". The first two ingredients were obvious, the feast part was the addition of plenty of cheap, strong pickled onion. I'm not ashamed of that, I could also cook actual food. I'd do it again, we're it not for… Continue reading My Best Slow Cooker Tips For Easy, Cheap Dinners.

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I Love My Microwave

Reasons to Love Your Microwave - Microwave tips microwave hacks microwave recipes natural and healthy

You're not meant to, are you? It's like the reality TV of kitchen appliances, a cliched symbol for virtue signalers to vilify while posting about the evils of screen time (or technology in general) whilst angrily stabbing away at their mobile for hours on end. If you rely on a microwave, the message goes, you're… Continue reading I Love My Microwave

Ready For Rainy Days: Easy, Fuss Free Activities.

There's a certain type of Pinterest mum who manages to have both a clutter-free, largely white/grey house and the entire back stock of Hobbycraft hidden somewhere for rainy day activities. That's not me! And frankly I wouldn't want it that way either. But being springtime in the UK, sometimes we have a sudden downpour (or… Continue reading Ready For Rainy Days: Easy, Fuss Free Activities.

Quick, Easy, Family Dinner Ideas for Lent.

Do you celebrate the fast of Lent? I was chatting with my friends the other day and realised that many people, regardless of faith, use the season as an opportunity to cut back and reflect in different ways. Even within Christian communities, Lenten traditions vary from place to place: some cut out rich foods and… Continue reading Quick, Easy, Family Dinner Ideas for Lent.

Things We Won’t Be Doing This Half Term

Having a kitchen, mostly. On Thursday, I was looking forward to spending the first half term I've had in over a year with no accidents, car break-downs, family illnesses or personal health problems hanging heavy over my head. The first in over a year. Working full time in a school means that holidays are my… Continue reading Things We Won’t Be Doing This Half Term

That Time I Had Sneaky Visitors…

A couple of weeks ago it suddenly struck me that I live in an almost hundred-year-old house. Almost period! But not quite: just as those quaint Victorian terraces and mews going for millions were once for us everyday folk (and our horses) my house, build in the early 1920s, is still very much your standard… Continue reading That Time I Had Sneaky Visitors…