Slow cooked lamb shanks

Mmmmmn, lamb shanks!

I don’t usually buy lamb shanks. Actually, last week was probably the second time I’ve bought them in my married life as they were on a ‘Manager’s special’ at the supermarket. They’re one of Hubby’s favourite cuts of meat and although I had no idea what recipe I was going to use, I knew he would appreciate … Continue reading

What's been happening?

What’s been happening?!

Well all I can say is it’s very lucky that my blog is a hobby and not a business! Sometimes when life gets busy you just have to put some things aside knowing that one day (especially if it’s something you really enjoy) you will come back to it, so, here I am 🙂 A big … Continue reading

Healthy Chocolate Truffles

Healthy Chocolate Truffles

Did I just use the words ‘healthy’ and ‘chocolate’ in the same sentence? Yes I did. That’s right, these tasty treats are full of nuts, are gluten free, refined sugar free and dairy free (depending on whether cacao or chocolate is used) and yet, when you bite into one, all you can taste is sweet chocolate decadence. Now … Continue reading

Wild mushroom and venison stroganoff

Delicious wild mushroom and venison stroganoff (made by hubby!)

This was my lunch today. Delicious? That is an understatement. I had been out yesterday afternoon and came home to baby in the highchair eating his dinner and hubby cooking this for our dinner, how lucky am I?! Better still, he didn’t just buy this venison, he shot it himself. We have a freezer full of … Continue reading

Banana, Prune and Walnut Loaf

Brunch Baking: Banana, Prune and Walnut Loaf

We went to a lovely brunch on the weekend with our extended family. It was great to see our cousins again and get all our babies (the Great Grandchildren in the family) together. It always amazes me the abundant deliciousness that a few people can pull together in a ‘pot luck’ situation. This brunch was just … Continue reading