Archive of ‘Food’ category

Fossil Cookies Recipe

Fossil Cookies

We have a really fun cooking challenge for you this week. My 5 yr old and I made these fossil cookies together a couple of weeks ago, and it was really fun – and yummy too! As before – and I always tell me children this – first read the whole recipe through from start […] Read more…

Bratkartoffeln mit Spiegelei

Bratkartoffeln mit Spiegelei

Okay, so ‘Brakartoffeln mit Spiegelei’ is basically just fried potatoes with fried eggs, but it sounds so much better in German. It’s a fairly popular dish in Germany, and can either be made fresh or as ‘Restessen’ (leftovers) to use up potatoes. If we are having another dish with potatoes that week, I quite often […] Read more…

Frozen Fruit Pops

Frozen Fruit Pops

We’ve had some quite mixed weather in Edinburgh over the last couple of weeks, including a few scorchers (well, be Scottish standards) so we made some tasty frozen fruit pops to cool everyone down. This recipe is suitable for: gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, vegan, nut free. Ingredients (makes 6 to 8) 2-3 kiwis Half […] Read more…

Easy Sweetcorn Nachos

Easy Sweetcorn Nachos with Guacamole

For this week’s summer camp cooking session we have another savoury dish that’s popular in our house. And since there’s no sharp knives or hot pans involved, until it goes in the oven at the end, it’s a great recipe for kids to get stuck in with. My 9 yr old can even make these […] Read more…

Kiwi and Banana Smoothie

Kiwi & Banana Smoothie

For this week’s summer camp cooking session we’re going to be making smoothies. It was actually my 5 yr old who wanted to make these, and he chose the ingredients to go in it. We first made these last summer, and they have become a regular favourite. As before – and I always tell me […] Read more…

Kaiserschmarren Shredded Pancakes

“Kaiserschmarren” – Austrian Shredded Pancakes

For this week’s summer camp cooking session, I have a yummy recipe that is popular in Austria and Southern Germany. Kaiserschmarren are sweet, fluffy shredded pancakes that take their name from Kaiser Franz Joseph I who allegedly loved this dish. As before – and I always tell me children this – first read the whole […] Read more…

Multi-coloured picnic rice salad

Multi-Coloured Rice Salad

Planning a picnic this summer? This rice salad is a perfect dish to eat at a picnic, alongside boiled eggs, rustic bread and chunks of cheese. Just pack it up in a tupper-box, and don’t forget to bring forks to eat it with. Also makes a great side dish if you are having a BBQ […] Read more…

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Banana bread seems to have been a popular bake during lockdown. Today I’m going to share one of our favourite variations with you – peanut butter banana bread! If you can’t eat nuts, I also have another, nut free, recipe already here on the blog for chocolate chip banana bread. As before – and I […] Read more…

Mini Flatbread Pizzas

Mini Flatbread Pizzas

Today is our first day of Summer Camp cooking, and we are going to be making mini flatbread pizza. These are really easy to make – no special flour needed, no faffing around with yeast. The recipe makes six small pizzas, which is great for a light lunch or a healthy afternoon snack. Or just […] Read more…

Easy Chicken Peanut Curry

Easy Chicken Curry

The boys have been wanting to get a lot more involved with cooking during the lockdown. So Oskar helped me make this easy mild chicken curry. In fact, apart from cutting up the chicken, he pretty much made all of it himself. He wasn’t too impressed at how much the shallots made him cry, haha. […] Read more…

Orange Potato Cake

Orange Flavoured Potato Cake

Like half of the rest of the country, we’ve been baking a lot during lockdown and trying out new recipes. I’ve always wanted to try out using mashed potato in gluten free baking, so I experimented by mixing and matching various different cake recipes to create a gluten free sheet cake flavoured with zesty orange. […] Read more…

Easy Shepherds Pie

Easy Shepherd’s Pie

When drawing up a meal plan for last week, and trying to avoid choosing the same dishes week after week, I realised that I hadn’t made Shepherd’s Pie in, like, forever. So it promptly went on the list, and luckily our local supermarket had lamb mince in store when my husband went for our weekly […] Read more…

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