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Giving up of the Dummy

Dummy, pacifier, binky, or what we called it, dubba. This isn't a post about why they are good or bad or evil or the best thing you could ever do for your sanity. Let me just say, I never expected MY children to have one, but they did. No biggie, the world didn't end.  But… Continue reading Giving up of the Dummy

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Apple & Cheese Toasties!

Those of you that know me, know that I completely love and adore River Cottage. It's hard not to love it! It's been a big inspiration on how I strive to live my life. A few months back, this book, of course, struck an interest. There are a lot of simple basic dishes that I had… Continue reading Apple & Cheese Toasties!

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Strange food requests and so many new words!

The boys are getting more and more vocal everyday. "Please""Thank you""Curry puff""Proper fluffy please" (Hendrik)And I ask "What veggie would you like for lunch?" Willem says, "Lettuce please." 19 months. Crazy.But I am shocked and amazed that somehow they have taken to eating salad! And requesting it on a regular basis. It's probably just a… Continue reading Strange food requests and so many new words!

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Vegan Corn Chowder – Meatless Monday

This weather! Rain, rain and more rain! If this is the start to winter, I'm not sure I'm looking forward to it anymore. Everything is damp, laundry is taking forever to dry, everything smells musty. At least it's not cold... Yet!Last week, I made this super hearty soup with a heap of leftover corn on… Continue reading Vegan Corn Chowder – Meatless Monday

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Wheat and, even better, Rye Thins!

I'm a bit of a fan of snackie, salty, crackers and chips. I blame my darling mother for my addiction to chippies. All too easily a bag will disappear in a sitting. Crumbs poured into my mouth and everything. It's my Homer Simpson moment. Also, the boys love crackers, and having control over the ingredients… Continue reading Wheat and, even better, Rye Thins!

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Pikelets and Tea Parties..

Far out! Seriously easy!I love pikelets! You can add pretty much anything to them. Corn, bacon, apples, bananas, savoury, sweet, topped with honey, jam, or just plain!Here's all you need...Ingredients : 1 cup wholemeal or plain self-raising flour1 egg, lightly beaten3/4 cup milkbutter to fry and spreadMethod :In a bowl, whisk together flour, egg and… Continue reading Pikelets and Tea Parties..

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Leftover Makeover – Risotto Balls

Sheesh! Balls! Right. Mind back in the right.... Leftovers.We've been lucky the boys are ok with leftovers, but I feel bad making them eat things for lunch they may have had for dinner the night before. Not to mention, I get bored of eating the same things as well.One of the MANY dishes that Jacob… Continue reading Leftover Makeover – Risotto Balls

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No Bake, Date & Coconut Balls… Dreamy…

After the big pantry clean out of 2014, I found a lot of ingredients that I noticed hadn't been used in ages or just about to go off. Soooo.. Hello coconut!Since the boys love eating pitted dates, google uncovered this combo in this gem! Easy as and actually the only tedious part is making the… Continue reading No Bake, Date & Coconut Balls… Dreamy…