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Review of Oxo Tot Twist Top Water Bottle

It’s thirsty work, being three!

So, Littlest has started nursery school and has settled in a treat, thank goodness.

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Review of Jo Wheatley’s new cookbook, ‘Home Baking’

From counting out the cakes to decorating them, these were a delight to make – for me and the children.

If you like the sound of dishes such as Apricot Frangipane, Chilli Chocolate Cookies, Thyme, Cheese & Tomato Quiche, and Chicken, Pancetta & Maple Parsnip Traybake then look no further than Jo Wheatley’s new cookbook, ‘Home Baking’

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Delicious Asparagus Dippers

Dip dip!

In the past, I’ve always steamed or boiled asparagus – hmmm, yes, nice enough. But I recently discovered the joys of cooking it in a griddle pan. It is a breakthrough – the asparagus retains its lovely sweet deliciousness but also has a bit of bite and crunch to it. Plus it is SO easy, which we like.

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The best ever family recipes from Mumsnet

Recipes for mums!

Having a bit of time off has given me the chance to take a proper look at Top Bananas! The best ever family recipes from Mumsnet by the ever-so-talented Crumbs sisters, Lucy and Claire McDonald…

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Meat-free Moussaka for the whole family

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Moussaka

Forming an orderly queue for my meat-free moussaka…

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How Do You Like Them Apples?

Apple rings make the world look brilliant!

So, fruit. The packed-with-vitamins, portable, healthy snack of choice for parents … and, frustratingly, sometimes a tough sell, let’s face it.

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We Heart Denmark

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So, it’s back to earth with a bump after our first ever family holiday in Denmark. It really was the perfect fortnight away.

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38 things I know now I am 38

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It is my birthday, and inspired by Sophie Heawood’s recent Guardian article I wrote a list of 38 things I know now I am 38.

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Is it time to say bye-bye to the Breville?

You’ve got the chop

There was an article in the Daily Mail this week which highlighted the fact that us Brits are guilty of buying kitchen gadgets that we think we will use and love, but that in reality just sit in the cupboard gathering dust.

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Snack Attack

Or is there life beyond raisins and rice cakes?

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