The Bumbles of Rice Batchcooking Commandments

I’m not really a batchcooking fan, despite the fact that I do it a lot.  I’ve blogged about it before and shared my methods here.  It’s tiring, and I always make my plans too ambitious and think that I will do enough to feed us for months, but with lots…

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Apple Flapjacks

I have a thing about flapjacks.  Even though they are laden with sugar and are sticky and full of butter I still consider them a healthy addition to the boys’  lunchboxes.  Must be the porridge, sure the fibre must do some good. My three and a half year old is…

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Meringues

It’s not often that the egg whites are the leftovers, but after a carbonara dinner I was left with two lonely whites in a mug  begging to be used. I’m a pavlova veteran but 2 egg whites wouldn’t make much of a pavlova so I thought of their close family…

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Strawberry Milk Jelly

My Granny Murray was my Mam’s Mam, a fantastic lady who passed away early last year. We lived 50 miles of windy country roads from her house so a trip to Granny Murray’s was always an adventure, and since she didn’t see us all that often she would take the…

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A Mumble about Bumbles

Wondering where the name for the blog came from? Here’s a mumble about the bumbles. “Is it Chinese night?” In August last year I went back to work with a five-day working week and a long commute. In those early weeks, when we were finding our feet and gradually filling…

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Honey Mustard Chicken

Today was a day for comfort food, the weather, the week that was and the mood all sent me craving something sticky and sweet, but savoury too. I remembered two chicken breasts that have been neglected in the fridge all week and the inspiration came for a quick dish that…

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Veggie & Rice Sandcastles

My threenahalf year old loves watching cookery programmes on TV, especially the kiddie aimed ones. He has a great memory and tends to recite the recipes to me, or advise in the supermarket that we should buy different things to make his recipe from TV.  His latest query was whether…

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My first ever blogpost

Hello and welcome to my first ever blogpost. Dipping my toe in the water and seeing how it goes. I’ve decided to just start this blogging and when I get the hang of it I can fancy it all up a bit, change the name, change the title, images etc,…

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