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Chocolate Almond Torte

There’s no Friday 5 post this week, because it’s National Chocolate Day – yes, there seems to be a national holiday for just about everything these days! – and what better excuse to share my recipe for chocolate almond torte with you. A nice slab of this is just what’s needed to chase away the […] Read more…

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Cranachan – our fave Scottish dessert

So, it’s Burns Night tomorrow! As true Scottish expats, we’ll of course be celebrating here in Berlin. And besides haggis, neeps and tatties, there’s one dish that will be an absolute ‘must’ on the menu – Cranachan! A dream of whipped mounds of cream, folded together with sweet raspberries, oodles of honey, a sprinkling of oatmeal, and […] Read more…

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{Friday Five} My Favourite Mummy Beauty Products

As someone who is lucky enough to have been blessed with pretty good if somewhat sensitive skin, I’ve never been in to cosmetics much because I didn’t really need them. Though as I’ve gotten older, I’ve found my skin needing that little bit of extra TLC – and then there are those days when both kids […] Read more…

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Homemade Flavoured Popcorn

Apparently it’s ‘National Popcorn Day’ today. I’m not entirely sure in which nation, but hey, any excuse to eat popcorn! And to share my favourite popcorn recipes with you. Because homemade popcorn definitely tastes best. We used to get those microwave bags, but honestly, it just doesn’t taste the same. And you don’t need a […] Read more…

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Snow Days

We’ve had our fair share of snow in Berlin over the last week or so, much to the kids delight. Although the mild temperatures and rain have now turned the lovely snow to mush and grit, we did manage to tick of most of the winter favourites: sledging, snowman building, snowball throwing and snow angels! Read more…

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Sunday Sweet: Banana Oat Waffles (GF)

So, at the end of last year I bought a Belgian waffle iron on a whim. It was on sale at our local supermarket. We already own a German waffle iron, which makes delicate heart shaped waffles (my vanilla waffle recipe is perfect for it), but there is just something about big, chunky Belgian waffles. And […] Read more…

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{Friday Five} Picture Books About Snow

This past week, we’ve had our first proper snowfall here in Berlin this winter. We had just enough snow last weekend to go out for a round of sledging, snowball throwing and snowman building, and then a few days ago we had a complete white-out with a proper snowstorm. Sadly, it has since rained and […] Read more…

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Courgette, Sweetcorn & Mushroom Bake

I don’t really go in for New Year’s resolutions, but one of my goals this year is to try and add some new recipes to our family repertoire, so we are not always cooking and eating the same few dishes. This courgette, sweetcorn and mushroom bake resulted from a little bit of experimentation, and I’m […] Read more…

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Reflections on the year that was

Happy New Year everyone! This post comes a week later than intended, as I unfortunately started the new year knocked out by a nasty bout of tonsillitis. I used to have these as a kid all the time, and don’t remember them being that bad. But there I was with a fever, painkillers to help […] Read more…

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