May 2009

May 13, 2009

The perfect Pizza Dough

When I look back at my childhood the one bit of baking that I enjoyed doing the most was making pizza’s when my school friends came round for tea after school. It was wonderful making them from scratch and rolling out the dough before deciding what to put on top of them. There would be three or four of us … Read the rest

May 13, 2009

Home Baking with the kids – a budget winner

At the moment many of us are lacking money through the current credit crunch and at the best of times doing things with the kids can be rather expensive. As a parent myself I too understand the costs and the fact that children get bored so quickly. You then find that they spend most of their day in front of … Read the rest

May 12, 2009

Home Cooking Vs Takeaways

Yes we all love a good takeaway but given the choice would you rather have a takeaway or enjoy a tasty home cooked meal just like our mums used to make us in the good old days. I remember the gorgeous sunday roasts and the homemade lasagne that came with a lovely helping of salad.

How could you resist it?… Read the rest

May 12, 2009

Traditional Tomato Soup

We all love a traditional bowl of soup with warm crusty bread and tomato soup is no different. It is also very filling and good for you without breaking the bank.

Ingredients:

30ml Olive Oil

900g Fresh Medium Tomatoes halved

2 Medium Garlic Cloves

1 Small Potato peeled and sliced

300ml Water

Vegetable Stock

5ml Sugar

Instructions:

You need to … Read the rest

May 11, 2009

Eat a balanced diet and enjoy your food

When I was growing up before there was all this annoying media coverage about obesity people really did enjoy their meals. They looked forward to eating their favourite things and there were lots of regular trips to McDonalds and Pizza Restaurants and I must admit I loved every moment of it.

As I look back at those that I attended … Read the rest

May 11, 2009

Welsh Rarebit

A fantastic easy lunch or snack for you that is a personal favourite in our household…

Ingredients:

25g Butter

25g Flour

150ml Milk

75ml Brown Ale

175g Mature Cheddar Cheese

1 Teaspoon of Mustard

2 Teaspoons of Worcestershire Sauce

1 Egg Yolk

4 Slices of Bread

Instructions:

Mix the flour and butter together until they form a nice paste. Then … Read the rest