Archive of ‘Food’ category

Mini Buckwheat Pancakes

Throw your hands in the air and shout “Yeah!” if you love pancakes! Well you’re in luck, as it’s Pancake Day today! How about doing something a little different this year, and making a whole plate full of mini pancakes?   This mini pancakes, a.k.a. blinis, are easy to throw together (though the recipe does […] Read more…

Cherry Milk Surprise

Love is in the air…not long now until Valentine’s Day! If you’re looking for an easy idea to create a special, non alcoholic drink for your loved one(s), novelty ice cube trays are your friend. Kids especially will love this! I experimented a little with these heart shaped ones from Ikea (sadly, they don’t seem […] Read more…

Pasta with Cauliflower Cheese Sauce

So, my kids are pretty good about eating vegetables, but I’m still always looking for new ways to get even more in to them. They’re not so keen on cauliflower in its cauliflower state, but they do like cauliflower soup so I thought I’d try making a sauce out of it. Throw in some (okay, […] Read more…

Potato, Carrot & Stilton Soup

Do you still have some leftover Stilton from the Christmas cheeseboard languishing in the fridge? Then I have just the recipe for you! My boys love this soup, though I do hold back a bit on the Stilton for them. They will eat it in the soup, but as a self confessed cheese addict I […] Read more…

3 Kings Day Cookies

As mentioned in my last post, we like to celebrate Epiphany (on 6th January) – or Three Kings Day as it’s known in Germany – by baking cookies. For the last couple of years, we’ve made crown cookies, using two different crown shaped cookie cutters plus a third crown shape just cut out of the […] Read more…

Rocket Skewers

After Christmas is before Hogmanay, as we call New Year’s Eve here in Scotland. We’ve never really done anything big or special for Hogmanay, especially not while the kids were both so young, but this year we have guests staying so we’re going to make a bit more of an effort. These edible rocket skewers […] Read more…

Reindeer Cupcakes

We had our nativity service at church this past weekend, with a bring & share lunch to follow, so I wanted to make something special to bring for the children. I’d seen different versions of reindeer cupcakes circulating the internet last Christmas, and decided to have a go at making my own. They are fairly […] Read more…

Redcurrant Jam Sandwich Cookies

Are you feeling Christmassy yet? We lit the second candle on our Advent wreath yesterday, and also baked our second round of Christmas cookies. Whilst Vanilla Kipferl, Cinnamon Stars and Butter Cookies remain our favourites (they’re like the Holy Trinity of German Christmas cookies in our house), there’s always room for more cookies and these […] Read more…

Crispy Vanilla Heart Waffles (GF)

Hands up if you like cosy afternoons in at this time of year, with a mug of hot tea and some fresh, home made waffles! If you own a waffle iron, chances are you already have a waffle recipe, but I still invite you to try this delicious recipe for crispy waffles, just like my […] Read more…

Edible Sparklers

Yesterday we went to see a fireworks display to celebrate Bonfire Night (which is actually today), so I made some fireworks themed snacks to take with us. These edible sparklers went down a treat! My boys absolutely loved them, and it made the wait for the fireworks display to start go quicker. These would also […] Read more…

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